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Microsoft Windows 8 operating system News
August 24, 2016
Microsoft's new monthly rollups will make Windows OS updates less hectic. IT won't be able to pick and choose which updates and patches to deploy, however.
January 11, 2016
Thanks to some fine print in its Windows 8.1 support lifecycle policy, Windows 8.0 users lose maintstream support from Microsoft starting on January 12, 2016.
February 17, 2015
Enterprise adoption of Windows 10 isn't likely to follow the same pattern as for Windows 7, and that's a good thing, writes columnist Brian Madden.
December 31, 2014
Thanks to Windows and Office developments, Microsoft news was among our most popular coverage of the past year. See which articles came out on top.
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To make sure all the extra devices users attach to their Windows desktops work right, you must ensure that the device drivers function properly. DISM and DriverBackup can both help. Continue Reading
No matter which version of Windows you're upgrading from -- be it XP, 7 or 8.1 -- the move to Windows 10 will probably seem strange. If you've performed migrations before, you will be familiar with the planning that goes into an upgrade, including ... Continue Reading
With Windows Apportals, IT administrators can build custom environments -- which include specific applications and data -- for groups of users, which lets users skip the Start menu and get right to the tools they need. Continue Reading
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Software as a service may be one reason for choosing Office 365 over Office 2013, but licensing and update frequency are other considerations. Continue Reading
The quest to keep up with constant changes to software is tough for IT admins, but they can make their lives easier by automating the deployment process using PowerShell. Continue Reading
IT admins can use Process Explorer in Sysinternals to find suspicious software, inspect process and object privileges, and more. Continue Reading
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With free upgrade offer set to expire in 9 days, I perform and report on an 11th hour Win8.1 upgrade to Win10. Overall the results are quite positive. Continue Reading
Windows 8 and 8.1 GPOs can help with many tasks, including creating Start screen layouts that adhere to corporate policies, as well as configuring search and indexing settings. Continue Reading
Some Windows 8 and 8.1 GPO settings that you might not know about can make dealing with automatic updates from Windows Store applications a lot easier. Continue Reading
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Careful use of keyboard sequences and the on-screen power button lead to a little-known Emergency Restart screen in Windows 10 (and 8 versions). Continue Reading
It used to be really easy for users to delete the Recycle Bin. Luckily, there are easy ways to restore it in most versions of Windows, and Microsoft has made it tougher to delete in newer OSes. Continue Reading
You might notice multiple instances of Service Host running in your list of processes, and that's perfectly fine. It usually corresponds to a system service. Continue Reading