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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.
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.
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IT got a glimpse of new Windows 10 features in the technical preview and updated build. See how they compare to Windows 7 and Windows 8 features. Continue Reading
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
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Microsoft celebrates 30 years of the Windows operating system when it ships Windows 10 this fall. Here's a look at Windows history -- bumps and all. Continue Reading
Easier file access across devices and faster Windows 8 startup are among the Windows 8.1 features that could win over Windows 7 users. Continue Reading
Admins considering open source alternatives to Microsoft desktops should know what an alternative OS, office suite or graphics editor can do. Continue Reading
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Whether you need to remotely reformat a hard drive for security or prepare new network-attached machines, a few utilities can make the job easier. Continue Reading
The past year marked the transition between versions of Microsoft software. Look back at our menu of 2014 Office and Windows support tips. Continue Reading
In 2014, Microsoft improved OS security with Windows 8.1 and set a deadline for Windows 7 support. See our most popular Windows troubleshooting articles. Continue Reading
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Windows To Go only works for Windows 8 bootable USB flash drives; to create a virtual hard drive for Windows 7 installation, try Boot to VHD. Continue Reading
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are arguably Microsoft’s most secure operating systems yet, but desktop administrators still need to understand how their new features work. Enterprise IT must also address persistent vulnerabilities and remember the ... Continue Reading
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