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  • Check Windows Store apps for Windows 8 compatibility

    How should I deal with app incompatibility with Windows 8?

    Windows Store apps are created for the Windows 8 operating system and go through a rigorous testing and certification process before being accepted into the store. Desktop...

  • Restoring backward compatibility via a Windows 8 XP Mode

    Microsoft didn't include XP Mode, which was in Windows 7, in its latest OS. However, there is a free way to boost Windows 8 app compatibility.

  • Windows 9 features may address unified apps and the cloud

    As I've already noted, rumors abound regarding Windows 9 development at Microsoft. There are Windows 9 features...

  • When to buy a 2-in-1 laptop vs. a PC

    New 2-in-1 laptops recently unveiled by Dell, Microsoft, Asus and others have piqued IT pros' interest, but whether they deploy these hybrid tablet/PCs or stick with traditional computers comes down to the end user.

    There's no denying the...

  • Save WIM file space with WIMBoot in Windows 8.1 update

    WIMBoot is a new feature, currently available only on the desktop side of Windows 8.1 Update1, that lets computers boot directly off a Windows image file, or WIM file.

    Why would you want...

  • Surface Pro 3 may leave Windows RT Surface in the dust

    Indications show early IT adopters are willing to take a chance on the upcoming Surface Pro 3, but the future of Windows RT-based Surface devices remains in question.

    A number of corporate customers -- including the Seattle Children's...

  • 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...

  • SplitRX Mode

    SplitRX Mode is a VMware vSphere feature that can improve network performance for some multicast workloads.

  • Fast moving Microsoft Windows 8.1 update train railroads IT

    Microsoft's faster Windows 8.1 updates place an enormous burden on large IT shops, where administrators must update Windows clients and servers together but don't have time to test the rollouts properly.

    In addition, Windows 8.1 users...

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

    Although licensing for Microsoft's Windows operating system is relatively simple for basic use, it's a different matter for businesses. Enterprise customers and desktop administrators must deal with a dizzying array of options, rules and...

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