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  • Windows 7 migration station: The path of least resistance

    Organizations that stuck with Windows XP all the way to the end of its supported lifespan must now prepare to migrate to a new operating system. The best way forward might be a Windows 7 migration, especially for companies that...

  • Five laptop finder products offer security after a device loss

    Laptops get lost or stolen every day. But an organization can soften the blow by implementing a laptop tracking system before devices go missing. An effective laptop finder protects sensitive data and helps locate the device wherever it lands....

  • Six endpoint management lessons from POS security breaches

    When it comes to compliance with security regulations, every retailer is doing just fine. At least that's what management, internal auditing and compliance officers will proclaim. Then it happens -- that big breach that's only supposed to hit...

  • Five Windows Sysinternals utilities can aid in desktop troubleshooting

    BgInfo can help anyone who needs to keep track of a lot of systems -- physical or virtual. This simple utility replaces the desktop wallpaper with detailed information about...

  • How to create a Windows 8 live tile in the Windows 8 Start screen

    How do I create a live tile in Windows 8, and what language should I use?

    A live tile is a tile on the...

  • Windows 8.1 user interface improves on previous Windows 8 features

    Although Windows 8.1 is far from the total redo that some critics had hoped for, Microsoft's latest desktop release is jampacked with new features and a revised user interface. Let's take a look at some of the best new Windows 8.1...

  • Microsoft tightens Windows 8 encryption with Windows 8.1 features

    In Windows 8.1, Microsoft has jumped on the encryption bandwagon, if not quite in reaction to the National Security Agency. As with with its Surface RT tablet line, Microsoft's Windows 8.1 automatically encrypts disk drives by default. This...

  • Five Mac tips for Windows desktop admins straddling two OSes

    Desktop support techs are coming to grips with the fact that more and more Macs are showing up in the workplace and, even worse, on their service tickets. If the mental calisthenics of switching among Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 weren't...

  • Post-XPalypse: Surviving a world changed by Windows 8.1 features

    Windows XP support is soon to expire, so many organizations will be upgrading their desktops to Windows 8. Microsoft's latest operating system has raised almost as many questions for enterprise desktop administrators as it addressed prior...

  • Watch Windows application compatibility when moving from Windows XP

    What's the top application-compatibility concern with moving from Windows XP?

    Moving off of Windows XP might just be the IT challenge of 2014. Should you stay? Should you go? Every vendor, researcher, analyst and consultant...

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