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  • July 11, 2014 11 Jul'14

    Look Out! End of Mainstream Support for Win7 in January 2015

    It doesn't seem like that much time has gone by since the release of Windows 7, but free mainstream support for that operating system from Microsoft comes to an end on January 13, 2015. On July 2, ...

  • July 10, 2014 10 Jul'14

    More Office 365 subscription plans, pricing changes ahead

    Microsoft will replace existing Office 365 SMB plans in October, increasing the user cap for all plans and cutting per-user monthly fees for some plans.

  • July 09, 2014 09 Jul'14

    Patch Tuesday Gets New Look, New Tools

    Here's  a nice graphic from the Microsoft Security Response Center's latest blog post, entitled "July 2014 Security Bulletin Release;" it summarizes the items pushed out via Windows Update ...

  • July 08, 2014 08 Jul'14

    Got SA? If not, expect Office 365 pricing increase

    Microsoft will institute a 15% price hike for Office 365 enterprise volume subscribers without a Software Assurance plan.

  • July 07, 2014 07 Jul'14

    Could "Upgrade Windows at any Cost" include FREE?

    At the end of last week, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley posted a story on the upcoming next major Windows release, code-named Threshold, often called Windows 9. She slipped an interesting remark right past ...

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  • July 03, 2014 03 Jul'14

    Extending Compact Tablet Mobile Reach

    In poring over Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows this morning, I found a tantalizing recommendation amidst his tweets to a HooToo device called the HT-UE01 3-port USB 3.0 Hub with GbE ...

  • July 02, 2014 02 Jul'14

    MS Rethinking Windows Store "Upgrades?"

    Over the past few months, I've blogged repeatedly about issues related to installing (or rather, failing to install) the Windows 8.1 Update 1 for Windows 8.1. Windows experts such as Woody Leonhard ...

  • July 01, 2014 01 Jul'14

    When to buy a 2-in-1 laptop vs. a PC

    The recent spate of 2-in-1 laptops, such as the Surface Pro 3, has sparked interest among IT pros who wonder whether the devices can replace PCs.

  • June 30, 2014 30 Jun'14

    Google Ups Cloud Storage Ante

    Last week, I reported that OneDrive raised the ceiling on free storage, and that Google Drive was one of two other free providers (Copy.com is the other) to match their 15 GB storage allotment. I ...

  • June 27, 2014 27 Jun'14

    Office 365 users get 1TB storage boost

    IT pros concerned about shrinking cloud storage for Office 365 have gotten a 1TB lifeline from Microsoft. One major city stands to benefit through a 100,000-user migration.

  • June 27, 2014 27 Jun'14

    Windows 8.1 Update 2 Coming Soon: No Big Changes Afoot

    Those who follow the Windows OS rumor mill have learned over the past few years that when Russian "leaker" WZOR offers up information -- an identity carefully enough shrouded that nobody's sure ...

  • June 26, 2014 26 Jun'14

    Low-cost virtual desktop tech eases Windows XP upgrade

    The Pana Schools Community District explored ways to migrate from Windows XP and settled on a virtualized environment because of cost.

  • June 25, 2014 25 Jun'14

    More OneDrive News: More FREE Storage, More Mobile Support

    Seems like there's a lot happening with OneDrive lately. Above and beyond the features added or changed in the wake of June's Patch Tuesday (here's my blog on that stuff), MS has just announced ...

  • June 23, 2014 23 Jun'14

    Bring Libraries Back to File Explorer in Windows 8.1

    I was looking at some screen caps in a utility from Sergey Tkachenko over at WinAero.com (for a nice little utility called This PC Tweaker) when I suddenly realized that the Libraries icon and ...

  • June 20, 2014 20 Jun'14

    You Always Pay Extra for the Last Step Up: Why Is That?

    I've been shopping around for a new laptop lately. There are lots of interesting choices out there, but I've noticed something very interesting about pricing. Let me illustrate: 1. MS Surface Pro 3 ...

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