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November 17, 2014
Dell has made progress in establishing its own software brand, but Dell Software Chief John Swainson says it still has a ways to go.
September 08, 2014
Should IT pros stay with Windows 7 or leave now that mainstream support ends in January 2015? It might depend on which Windows OS you trust the most.
July 22, 2014
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.
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.
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Our columnist says free alternative browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox are giving IE a run for its money because they run anywhere and don't rely on mandatory updates. Continue Reading
Want to try a new OS sans commitment? Linux on USB sticks can be the first step to replacing Windows XP with an open source desktop such as Xubuntu. Continue Reading
The Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment, or Windows RE, is a simplified, scaled-back version of the Windows operating system that is used to boot the system when Windows 8.x, Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 can't. Continue Reading
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Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is good for mobile users and runs enterprise-grade apps, but its light weight and processor capacity pose some limits. Continue Reading
Windows 8.1 Enterprise doesn't require Microsoft Software Assurance, which could save organizations money, but watch Windows 8.1 volume license terms. Continue Reading
Client-side extensions could cause a Group Policy object to fail. Fortunately, there are a few different ways to track down Windows GPO settings. Continue Reading
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It's all too easy to close a laptop or notebook when stepping away, but there are steps to take if you don't want an automatic Windows 8.1 shutdown. Continue Reading
Useful Windows 8 tools include third-party products for launching and uninstalling apps, grabbing screens, and editing PDFs. Continue Reading
You may have good reasons to want to control user access to Windows 8 apps. Here's how to disable Windows Store apps with Group Policy Objects. Continue Reading
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Windows 7 support is ending in 2015, but that doesn't mean troubleshooting is going with it -- in fact, Windows 7 troubleshooting is easier than ever. Continue Reading
Outlook Express was supported only through Windows XP, so you'll need a Windows Essentials workaround or a third-party utility to read DBX files. Continue Reading
In addition to Copy as Path, the third-party Long Path Tool might be helpful for deleting a file or folder whose Windows path is too long. Continue Reading