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  • January 06, 2017 06 Jan'17

    CMD.exe NOT Going Away in Win10

    Contrary to numerous reports, CMD.exe not going away in Windows 10. True, recent Insider Preview builds replace it with Powershell in many menus.

  • December 29, 2016 29 Dec'16

    BSOD Meet GSOD!

    Recently leaked Insider Preview Windows 10 build 14997 introduces lots of changes, among them a green screen of death. BSOD meet GSOD!

  • December 23, 2016 23 Dec'16

    New VMware EUC lead: Shadow IT is the biggest cybersecurity threat

    IT pros work to defend against breaches and hacks, but it's their own users that continue to be a threat. This issue could drive workspace adoption in 2017.

  • December 08, 2016 08 Dec'16

    Wait, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update wasn't already enterprise-ready?

    Microsoft's declaration in November that the latest version of Windows 10 is enterprise-ready created confusion in some businesses that had already been using it for months. After Microsoft ...

  • December 07, 2016 07 Dec'16

    UUP Starts Getting Real

    Windows 10 Insider program principals recently announced a release hiatus to handle changes as UUP starts getting real, and defines future update formats.

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  • December 02, 2016 02 Dec'16

    Windows 10 Desktop Share November 2016

    Data on Windows 10 Desktop Share November 2016 shows Windows 10 is muscling in on Windows 7. Reports differ widely on ongoing use of XP, though.

  • November 28, 2016 28 Nov'16

    Build 14971 Drops Cmd.exe for PowerShell

    Here's a bombshell from MS: Windows 10, Build 14971 drops Cmd.exe for PowerShell. What's up? Fortunately, batch files work in PowerShell so it's not so bad.

  • November 22, 2016 22 Nov'16

    Built-in Windows 10 ads annoy IT pros

    Advertisements are pretty unavoidable on your favorite websites and social media. Now users have to deal with them on Windows 10, too. On its lock screen, Windows 10 displays ads for apps, games ...

  • November 07, 2016 07 Nov'16

    Win10 Marketshare Flat in Q316

    Now that the free upgrade has ended, Win10 Marketshare Flat in Q316 sums up the current situation.

  • November 04, 2016 04 Nov'16

    Unified Update Platform Reduces Update Complexity

    The Windows 10 Unified Update Platform (UUP) is rolling out in Build 14959; it promises to download and install changes only on Win10 installs.

  • November 02, 2016 02 Nov'16

    Woody Leonhard Blesses KB3197954

    In the wake of the latest Win10 AU cumulate update, Woody Leonard blesses KB3197954 and gives the upgrade his seal of approval.

  • November 01, 2016 01 Nov'16

    IT raises eyebrows, as changes to Windows OS updates get underway

    The update model Microsoft uses for Windows 10 started last month on Windows 7 and 8.1. Some admins are concerned it takes control out of IT's hands and have noticed issues with the new model.

  • October 28, 2016 28 Oct'16

    Cost, applications thwart Macs in business

    Windows PCs continue to outpace Macs in business. Cost, application options and Apple's desktop and laptop strategy are all issues.

  • October 24, 2016 24 Oct'16

    Factoring Out Xbox in Active User Count

    When MS counts Windows 10 users, Xbox users are included. They recently published numbers that make factoring out xbox users easier.

  • October 21, 2016 21 Oct'16

    Win10 AU Zooms Into Majority Status

    Paul Thurrott reports that Win10 AU zooms into majority status, now running on 77 percent of Win10 desktops. He also concludes that AU issues are mostly solved, but I disagree.

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