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October 28, 2015
Like a captain on a sinking ship, Dell remains committed to the PC market, and looks to hardware innovations and Windows 10 as the bailing buckets.
October 22, 2015
The Microsoft-Dell partnership got competitive this year with Microsoft's first 2-in-1 device, but Dell's Windows 10 laptops differ in one important area.
September 21, 2015
Microsoft aimed to please IT with these 10 enterprise-friendly enhancements in Windows 10 including security, MDM and more.
August 27, 2015
Windows 10 constantly feeds your information to Microsoft, raising questions about how private your experience really is.
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Microsoft has its ducks in a row to release its own desktop as a service product, which could finally give DaaS the push it needs to become a mainstream technology. Continue Reading
Microsoft keeps a spreadsheet of all the Group Policy settings for the Windows OS, and you can filter it to see which ones are new in Windows 10. Continue Reading
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Until mid-2016, eligible Windows 8 customers can upgrade to Windows 10 for free, but it's important to keep hardware requirements and app function in mind before making the jump. Continue Reading
Windows 10 has the same migration issues as any OS, but adds privacy problems and might not deliver the type of value IT shops are looking for. Continue Reading
Windows 10's update format has three servicing options called branches: There's Current Branch, Current Branch for Business and Long Term Servicing Branch. Each meets different needs, so it's up to IT to decide which one is right for their shop. Continue Reading
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Although there are several newer tools available, Microsoft roaming profiles is a simple and time-tested way to manage a user's profile across physical and virtual desktop environments. Continue Reading
Examine some of the best command-line commands for Windows, including tools to shut down a user's computer or force updates. Continue Reading
Windows 10's multiple settings menus are a vestige of Windows 8, but users can access almost all the settings configurations they may need from the Settings windows. Continue Reading
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Users can customize the Windows 10 Start menu, but you might not want them to for business reasons. Luckily, there's a way you can make it so all workers use the same Start menu configuration. Continue Reading
Some of the most common Linux security vulnerabilities are also Windows vulnerabilities. They're all fairly easy to guard against, but some shops overlook securing any Linux systems that may be on their network. Continue Reading
It used to be really easy for users to delete the Recycle Bin. Luckily, there are easy ways to restore it in most versions of Windows, and Microsoft has made it tougher to delete in newer OSes. Continue Reading