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  • August 15, 2014 15 Aug'14

    Precision Touchpad Updates on Update Tuesday

    I read with interest in the previews of coming attractions for last Tuesday's Windows updates that "Precision touchpad improvements" were on their way into Windows 8.1 as part of the limited set of ...

  • August 13, 2014 13 Aug'14

    Intel Wireless Driver Update Causes Win8.1 Repair Gyrations

    After installing yesterday's "Update Tuesday" security and functionality updates on my Fujitsu Q704, I ran the Intel Driver Update Utility on that machine to see what might be new on that front, ...

  • August 11, 2014 11 Aug'14

    Numerous Security and Other Updates Due August 12

    When MS published its Advance Notification for the first-ever "Update Tuesday" coming August 12, it listed 9 security bulletins therein. Of these 9, 6 affect modern Windows Desktops (Window 7, 8, ...

  • August 08, 2014 08 Aug'14

    EMET 5.0 Is Here: Grab It Today!

    EMET is Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, a free security software add-in designed to detect and counter zero-day attacks on Windows systems. More specifically, the software can ...

  • August 06, 2014 06 Aug'14

    MS Explains "August updates" for Windows 8.1 and more

    Yesterday, MS Senior MarComm Manager Brandon LeBlanc posted some interesting info about the upcoming updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 scheduled for August 12 (next week) over on ...

  • August 05, 2014 05 Aug'14

    Windows 8.1 gets minor enhancements

    IT pros who need to upgrade end users with the latest version of Windows 8.1 have a few days left to install Windows 8.1 Update before August 12. Microsoft next week will update Windows 8.1 again ...

  • August 04, 2014 04 Aug'14

    New Version of PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit Available

    Over the weekend,  a new version of the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit appeared online at CodePlex. Labeled Version 3.1.5, this latest iteration to a substantial collection of PowerShell scripts ...

  • July 30, 2014 30 Jul'14

    Rumor Roundup: Windows' Future Lacks Clarity

    With the upcoming release of Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly immanent, expected to fall on Patch Tuesday in August (8/12/2014), there's certainly been a lot of fuss and bother lately about what's ...

  • July 26, 2014 26 Jul'14

    Oops! IE Tops Zero-Day Hit List for H1 2014

    The Bromium Labs Research Brief entitled "Endpoint Exploitation Trends H1 2014" released on July 22 shows Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the lead for a crown it probably doesn't want -- namely, ...

  • July 25, 2014 25 Jul'14

    USB 3.0 for SATA Drive Repair

    A recent post over on Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows just reminded me about an essential item in any Windows admin's repair and recovery toolkit -- namely a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter or drive ...

  • July 23, 2014 23 Jul'14

    Can Satya Nadella bring Microsoft back from the Dark Side?

    By Diana Hwang Satya Nadella reminds me of Yoda. That’s saying a lot since Microsoft has always had been likened to the Evil Empire and whomever was at the helm was Darth Vader. No, Nadella is not ...

  • July 23, 2014 23 Jul'14

    "One Windows?" Not really...

    It looks like there's been a bit of misplaced hullaballoo in the wake of yesterday's 7/22/2014 Microsoft earnings call for Q4, during which CEO Satya Nadella is quoted as saying: "We will ...

  • July 22, 2014 22 Jul'14

    Microsoft talks up services, mum on Windows strategy

    Microsoft has acknowledged that users aren't just tied to desktop OSes, shifting its focus to Office 365 and DaaS rather than its Windows strategy.

  • July 21, 2014 21 Jul'14

    ThinkPad 10 Finally Available from Lenovo Store

    Although the ThinkPad 10 has been a "known entity" since late 2013, and listed at the Lenovo Store since March or April of 2014, it was only last week -- while I was away from my office on ...

  • 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, ...

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