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  • Using Modern.ie to test Web browser compatibility with applications

    One of the biggest challenges that enterprise desktop administrators face is Web browser and application compatibility. User complaints will be familiar, regardless of whether IT is providing upgrades to Windows 7, Internet Explorer 11, new code...

  • Will tablets with the Windows 8.1 update come to an office near you?

    Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update may improve the user experience with the operating system, but whether the new features are enough to spur IT to deploy Windows 8.1 tablets to mobile users remains to be seen.

    The majority of IT...

  • Why was the Windows XP lifespan so long?

    Microsoft will cease providing technical assistance for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Alas, the appetite for desktops has changed in favor of more portable, power-saving devices, perhaps with touchscreens. In addition, cloud computing and...

  • Track Microsoft licensing for desktops running Windows 8, Office 2013

    Each version of Windows, Office and other Microsoft applications brings new editions and options for payment and licensing. We take a look at what enterprises need to know about licensing for Windows 8 and Office 2013 and how it affects Desktop as a...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Windows XP migration tools help IT ward off upgrade hassles

    Windows XP migration tools will help IT shops move to a newer operating system quickly when the aging software's support ends next month.

    Microsoft has become aggressive about making its customers aware that April 8 is the end of...

  • Dell Software CIO Carol Fawcett lays out her 2014 integration strategy

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Dell wants to move at a faster pace now that it is a private company, but its software group must first integrate its numerous acquisitions from the past two years.

    This challenge represents a top priority for...

  • Consider GIMP as an Adobe Photoshop alternative for graphics editing

    There is a bitmapped, open source graphics application that might be the perfect tool for your company. Going by the strange name GIMP, it is a full-featured graphics editor with tons of features; scripting; and a fast, straightforward...

  • Before a Microsoft Office 2013 install, beware of potential gotchas

    Office 2013 is currently the top productivity suite, but it still has flaws that can challenge desktop administrators. Before you conduct a Microsoft Office 2013 install, be aware of problems with file extensions and workarounds such as bypassing...

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