Windows Enterprise Desktop

August 2011

  • Windows 8 Gets Integrated ISO/VHD Support

    Ed Tittel 31 Aug 2011
  • Yesterday, MS honcho Steven Sinofsky posted an entry to the Building Windows 8 blog entitled "Accessing data in ISO and VHD files." It explains how, in Sinofsky's own words "Windows 8 enables easy ...

  • Great Win7 Deployment Resources: Deployment Guys Blog

    Ed Tittel 29 Aug 2011
  • In my ceaseless trolling for good Enterprise Windows 7 news and info, I regularly scan the Microsoft and TechNet blogs. This morning, I decided to read the whole list of bloggers on TechNet and ...

  • Out, damned Registry Key! Out, I say!

    Ed Tittel 26 Aug 2011
  • OK, so it may be too much of a stretch to compare rooting out a stubborn Registry key to Lady Macbeth's lamentations, but it's my blog and I can steal a line from Shakespeare with the best of them. ...

  • Ed Bott teaches how to "Stay safe online..."

    Ed Tittel 24 Aug 2011
  • I've long admired and followed the work of Windows expert Ed Bott, who writes a regular blog for ZDNet (now a CNET property). His recent posting entitled "Stay safe online: 5 secrets every PC (and ...

  • Don't forget the ISO Repair Route for Windows 7

    Ed Tittel 22 Aug 2011
  • As you work with and around Windows 7 systems, you will occasionally need access to a bootable Windows 7 image from which to conduct system repairs. If you don't have a set of 32- and 64-bit boot ...

  • Great Galloping Windows 7 Gadgets!!

    Ed Tittel 19 Aug 2011
  • I just stumbled upon a ComputerWorld story by Brian Nadel entitled "Inspector Gadgets: 13 Windows 7 gadgets for  monitoring your PC" that's chock full of interesting items that systems ...

  • Has Win7 Finally Reached the Enterprise Tipping Point?

    Ed Tittel 17 Aug 2011
  • A recently published Gartner study (cited in stories at and FierceCIO TechWatch) apparently predicts numerous interesting Windows 7 developments and phenomena. First and foremost, ...

  • Windows 8 Blog Gets Going

    Ed Tittel 15 Aug 2011
  • One of the best things about recent versions of Windows has been increasing transparency in the MIcrosoft development process, perforce through increased access to executives and developers alike. ...

  • Post-Patch Tuesday Marathon Raises Deployment Ante

    Ed Tittel 12 Aug 2011
  • After the sizable set of updates (12-16 on my various Windows machines) last Patch Tuesday that I documented in Wednesday's blog "First Patch Tuesday August 9..." I found myself pondering once ...

  • First Patch Tuesday August 2011: Lucky 13?

    Ed Tittel 10 Aug 2011
  • A quick look at Microsoft's Security Bulletin Summary for August 2011 shows 13 security bulletins for this morning. My own machines (both 32- and 64-bit Windows versions) showed a nearly uniform ...