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  • Microsoft tightens Windows 8 encryption with Windows 8.1 features

    Windows 8 encryption is more secure, thanks to Windows 8.1, but admins first must know whether drives are affected and which hardware is required.

  • Universal apps may be the Trojan horse for Windows 8 adoption

    Universal apps that run across all Windows 8 devices have caught the attention of IT professionals considering Microsoft's mobile device deployments.

    Microsoft's new...

  • 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...

  • Are universal apps, Windows 8.1 updates enough to entice IT shops?

    Microsoft promised this week to deliver universal apps and highlighted new Windows enterprise features to entice IT into the Windows 8.1 camp.

    The software behemoth also offered developers at the Build 2014 conference a glimpse of...

  • Windows 8 open source media player provides alternative for users

    Since Songbird isn't yet available for Windows 8, are there any open source options?

    The cross-platform, open source music player Songbird was discontinued in June 2013. However, Nightingale is an application that was created from...

  • More Mac OS tips may remind desktop admins of Windows functions

    The Mac OS is on a small but significant number of desktops in the enterprise, and Macs are more common in education and where graphics-intensive applications are used. IT administrators who may be familiar with only Windows desktops have nothing...

  • 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...

  • Dell KACE K1000 v6.0 to bring enhanced systems management controls

    Dell Software plans to release a major update to its KACE K1000 systems management appliance in May with a sleeker user interface and enhanced security and IT controls.

    Originally scheduled for release by the end of the first quarter of...

  • 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...

  • Ten hidden Windows command prompt tricks

    You can also type "CMD" in the address bar of Windows Explorer to get to the Windows location of your choice. All you need to do is go to the folder location of your

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