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  • 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...

  • How Windows RT apps differ from those for Windows 8

    Can non-Metro apps be built with Windows RT, or must they still be based on Win32?

    Windows RT is designed to run on lightweight tablet PCs and similar mobile devices with...

  • 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...

  • Finding and fixing Office 2013 installation problems

    The move to Microsoft Office 2013 is often smooth and uneventful, allowing computer users to take advantage of the many advanced features and design improvements that the Office suite provides. But successful software installations are never...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Using Goverlan RAS to centralize Windows desktop control

    I recently was evaluating systems management offerings with a lower price point and a smaller business target set than Microsoft System Center. In the process, I discovered a product that can come in handy for many desktop administrators: the...

  • 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...

  • Windows 8.1 features treat power users, but watch out for tricks

    Several Windows 8.1 features will suit power users' tastes, but there are still hidden gotchas to beware of.

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