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Microsoft Windows 8 operating system News
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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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
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
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Organizations moving from Windows XP should consider app compatibility, security and alternative OSes before conducting a migration to Windows 8.1. 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
Microsoft's downloadable, in-house Windows 8 tools can help IT with virtualization, server management and malware removal. Continue Reading
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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
Windows 8.1 doesn't include Backup and Restore as its predecessors did, so you may have to use Windows 8 File History and other disaster recovery features instead. Continue Reading
Changing default Windows 8.1 settings -- such as the dialog box confirming file deletion -- is easy and potentially useful for desktop admins. Continue Reading
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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
See which Windows 8 disaster recovery and incident management features have improved from Windows 7 security elements. Some newer ones are now available for the older OS. Continue Reading
The Windows 8.1 user interface isn't popular among workers without a touchscreen, but one tool makes it easy to restore the familiar Windows 7 UI. Continue Reading