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April 01, 2014
There are many reasons why the Windows XP lifespan lasted longer than those of most operating systems. Our columnist looks at three major reasons.
March 07, 2014
The OS still has some hardcore supporters, but Windows XP migration tools can help pave the way for users to access legacy Web-based data and apps.
March 04, 2014
Microsoft launched a standalone Windows Enterprise upgrade SKU, but is it a true value or simply a way to lure IT pros to Windows 8?
February 27, 2014
Microsoft added more keyboard and mouse usability features for non-touch Windows 8 devices and enhanced compatibility for legacy IE 8 enterprise apps.
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Microsoft Windows 8 Modern (formerly called Metro) is the Microsoft user interface initially released with the Windows 8 operating system. Continue Reading
The Windows Management Instrumentation Command line (WMIC) is a software utility intended to help IT staffers retrieve information contained within the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) architecture of almost any Microsoft operating system, ... Continue Reading
The Windows key (Winkey) is a relatively new keyboard key sporting a specially-designed Microsoft Windows logo. Continue Reading
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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
Instead of moving to Windows 8 or waiting for Windows 9, enterprises might consider Linux because of the open source operating system's flexibility. 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 possible to control user application access on startup with Assigned Access, but note that Windows 8.1 kiosk mode works only for Modern apps. Continue Reading
Switching from the Windows Explorer shell to a particular app can be useful for single-purpose devices, but users can still foil Windows kiosk mode. Continue Reading
The end of Microsoft's support for XP raises a lot of questions, so it's important to know your options and how to proceed. 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
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
Microsoft provides a few ways to check Windows 8.1 app compatibility, because legacy and Windows Store apps can have Windows 8 compatibility problems. Continue Reading