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

    We wrap up our look at Mac OS tips for Windows desktop admins with the command prompt, fixes for corrupted apps and more troubleshooting functions.

  • A PDF reader reinstall might fix a doc that won't open in Windows 7

    What do I do when I can't open a PDF in Windows 7?

    You'd think something as ubiquitous as PDF files wouldn't create so many headaches on Windows 7 PCs, but they certainly can. In fact, numerous things can keep you from opening PDF...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Windows 8.1 preview fixes the failings of Windows 8 for the enterprise

    Microsoft has dominated enterprise desktops with its Windows operating system for years. Nevertheless, the company has struggled with getting enterprise users to adopt the latest version of Windows as quickly as possible. Many IT departments take...

  • Don't dawdle: Windows 8 benefits may be reason enough to upgrade

    What's the ideal case for upgrading enterprise desktops to Windows 8?

    Despite much-touted Windows 8 benefits, the operating system has taken a beating from the mainstream news media and old-school IT pundits. Yet everyone I speak...

  • Ensure compliance with Windows BitLocker encryption using MBAM 2.0

    In my previous article on Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring, we looked at how MBAM can help with...

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