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  • IT works to keep up with Microsoft's Windows 8 licensing shifts

    Windows 8 licensing poses new challenges for IT admins, who need to know how it will affect costs, desktop virtualization and remote access.

  • Office 365 users get 1TB storage boost

    IT pros concerned about paying for more OneDrive cloud storage will appreciate Microsoft's storage increase for Office 365 subscribers.

    The aggressive jump in storage follows the same increase to 1TB per user that Microsoft...

  • Pros and cons of Windows 7 vs. Windows 8

    As enterprises move from Windows XP, desktop administrators have to weigh the potential advantages and disadvantages of Windows 7 versus Windows 8 for their organizations. Do users prefer Windows 7's interface? Is Windows 8 more secure? What if...

  • Low-cost virtual desktop tech eases Windows XP upgrade

    School districts with little budget to upgrade PCs to Windows 7 or 8.1 must explore alternatives, and for one school district, desktop virtualization has passed with flying colors.

    Pana Community School District 8 in Pana, Illinois, is...

  • Windows 8.1 boot to desktop and other timesavers

    Windows 8.1 provides all kinds of customizable settings, letting an administrator or user fine-tune the operating system for a high level of productivity. Let's look at some settings such as Windows 8.1 boot to desktop that can save users...

  • Windows 7 migrations win out for XP shops

    For some organizations, the official end of support for Windows XP raises the question: Should they migrate to a newer operating system such as Windows 7 or Windows 8, or is remaining on XP worth the risk?

    The answer depends on many...

  • How to map an FTP location in Windows File Explorer

    When I double-click on an FTP location in Windows File Explorer that is a mapped network drive in My Computer, I'm getting an error that no such interface is supported. What should I do?

    This error dates back to the early days of...

  • Mastering Windows 8 USB booting with Windows To Go

    Computing mobility has always been a challenge, obligating users to arrange multiple installations that are difficult to synchronize or carry a single system between locations. The introduction of Windows 8 Enterprise Edition offers a new option...

  • Watch Windows 8.1 app compatibility even after Update 1

    The original release of Windows 8 was heralded as a breakthrough -- a unification of operating system code bases intended to support both traditional desktops and mobile devices. While Windows 8 was largely considered a stable and reliable step...

  • Netbook features influenced modern mobile computing

    Netbooks, which once promised to revolutionize enterprise computing by enabling a mobile workforce, have slipped from the public consciousness and are haunting the IT staffers who remember them.

    I recently saw a carefully maintained Asus...

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