Microsoft Windows 8 operating system News
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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The MDOP 2014 suite includes changes in tools for remotely managing and restoring Windows, as well as new BitLocker Group Policy settings. Continue Reading
Single sign-on lets users skip multiple logins but also threatens Windows 8.1 security. Fix the vulnerability in that OS and Windows Server 2012 R2. Continue Reading
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
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Admins considering open source alternatives to Microsoft desktops should know what an alternative OS, office suite or graphics editor can do. Continue Reading
It's possible to deploy a Windows service pack with either Group Policy or Windows Server Update Services, but our expert says that one is better. Continue Reading
Windows Defender is included with Windows 8, but it isn't enabled by default, and enterprises will want more third-party antimalware protection. Continue Reading
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Synchronous Group Policy processing can slow Windows 8.1 startup for devices on the network, so enable caching in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Continue Reading
The Windows 8 registry is a key component of the OS that admins can use to disable background checks and other activities to make systems run faster. Continue Reading
Windows 8 settings and built-in optimization tools such as Windows 8 Fast Startup can make life easier for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 admins and users. Continue Reading
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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 include built-in utilities for improving and maintaining performance. Start with simple Windows 8 disk cleanup practices. Continue Reading
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
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