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  • Use Group Policy to control Windows 8 Store access

    One Windows 8 component that can be especially problematic for IT administrators is the Windows Store. Enterprises want to maintain a consistent desktop configuration in order to reduce management and support costs. Enabling users to download and...

  • 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...

  • Office Telemetry reports on Office 2013 docs and apps

    If IT administrators need information on document and application usage, they can use Office Telemetry, an Office 2013 feature that gathers such data.

  • Using Modern.ie to test Web browser compatibility with applications

    One of the biggest challenges that enterprise desktop administrators face is Web browser and application compatibility. User complaints will be familiar, regardless of whether IT is providing upgrades to Windows 7, Internet Explorer 11, new code...

  • How Windows RT apps differ from those for Windows 8

    Tablets running Windows 8 RT may use only Metro apps downloaded through the Windows store; 34- or 64-bit applications won't work, says our expert.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New Microsoft Office 2013 features you need to know about

    Although some people may consider Office 2013 to be a relatively minor release, the 2013 version is jam-packed with new features. Here are some of the most significant new Microsoft Office 2013 features that both end users and IT administrators...

  • 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...

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