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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.
April 11, 2014
Microsoft's universal apps have developers and some IT admins interested in delivering Windows Phone 8.1 into the enterprise.
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A client-side extension (CSE) is an integral component of enterprise group policy administration that applies Group Policy to users or endpoint systems. Continue Reading
The Microsoft Windows Control Panel is a management tool for the Windows operating system (OS) that allows end users to change settings and manage tasks within the OS. Continue Reading
With Windows 8.1 Update 1, it's possible to boot desktops directly from a WIM file. Follow these steps to create WIMBoot images and save disk space. Continue Reading
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After looking at Windows 8.1 for hints and speculating about Windows 9, our columnist makes his OS wish list. It includes features such as a proper Windows Start menu and cloud file-sharing integration. Continue Reading
Microsoft desktop news didn't slow down this summer; see our top 10 articles on Windows 8 and its predecessors, Office 2013 features and more. Continue Reading
Windows 9 is coming sooner than you think, but will it have the Windows 8.1 Start menu and improved management and security features? Our columnist weighs in on the future of Microsoft operating systems. Continue Reading
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It's not enough to have a traditional Windows game plan for security. Diverse devices require endpoint management policies and management buy-in. Continue Reading
The Windows 8 UI hasn't won any popularity contests, but there are workarounds for it, unlike for Windows 8 Metro apps and Windows XP or Windows 7. Continue Reading
Do you have more install or diagnostic environment images to manage than physical UFDs? Learn how to back up and restore bootable USB device images. Continue Reading
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Enterprise-grade hard drive encryption may be overkill for small and midsize businesses. Review options for full disk encryption of Windows systems. Continue Reading
While Windows 8 does include Windows Fax and Scan, it doesn't create PDFs of scanned documents. Here are some Windows 8 PDF reader workarounds. Continue Reading
Microsoft's Sysinternals suite of free tools may not specifically support Windows 8 yet, but it is still very useful, even for admins supporting the latest OSes. Continue Reading