- May 16, 2014
By Diana Hwang Microsoft was all about the cloud at this year's TechEd North America 2014 but IT pros wanted something more down to earth: news and previews about the on-premises System Center ...
- May 16, 2014
Over the past six weeks, Windows watchers have tracked and pondered occasional but vexing issues for some Windows 8.1 users when it comes to applying a key update -- namely KB 2919355, originally ...
- May 14, 2014
After much upset and considerable hoopla about potential issues with items in the May 13 Patch Tuesday updates -- a considerable collection of 9 separate Security Bulletin IDs in the May 2014 ...
- May 13, 2014
Self-service IT administration could lighten the workload for IT admins, but it also raises security issues.
- May 12, 2014
Thanks to inveterate Windows wizard and toolsmith Sergey Tkachenko, I learned about a new cleanup method for Windows 8.1 Update installs to purge no-longer needed files in the wake of successful ...
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- May 09, 2014
In case you didn't already know, MS issued a security update in April, 2014 (KB 2919355) that *must* be installed on certain Windows 8.1 systems for them to continue to receive security updates ...
- May 07, 2014
There's been quite a bit of flap lately about the Windows 8.1 Update (as in the "quasi service pack", KB2919355) released in April, 2014. It seems that many systems encounter problems with its ...
- May 05, 2014
In MS-speak, MDOP stands for the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack. It's a collection of tools and facilities that MS makes available to its Software Assurance customers (a category that includes ...
- May 02, 2014
CloudIT's application usage analysis tool tracks how often users actively use apps like Office to help IT pros ditch unnecessary software licenses.
- May 02, 2014
You can call me "slow on the uptake" when it comes to figuring out how to take best advantage of advanced Windows 8 technologies if you like, but I've only recently realized that the best way to ...
- April 30, 2014
Microsoft's faster Windows 8.1 update cadence has a major impact on IT pros who don't have time to test applications and third-party software.
- April 30, 2014
There are many ways to clean up unwanted software on Windows PC using either built-in utilities such as the "Programs and Features" element in Control Panel (formerly known as "Add/Remove ...
- April 25, 2014
Anybody who's been reading this blog for awhile knows I'm a great fan of master utility builder Nir Sofer, the Israeli software development dynamo who's behind the terrific NirSoft.net website. ...
- April 23, 2014
This interesting post last week on the Windows PowerShell Blog is entitled "A World of Scripts at your Fingertips -- Introducing Script Browser," and explains how you can download the ...
- April 21, 2014
When I reported here on April 8 that the "Windows 8.1 Update 1 is NOT Optional," I was working from the then-current and correct understanding that MS would require all users to apply the Spring ...