Desktop operating systems
It's been two months since the free upgrade program ended. Though the installation count of Win10 hits 400M users, adoption rates are slowing dramatically.
Windows Upgrade Analytics for Win10 makes telemetry data available inside organizations to help them get a grip on in-house Win10 upgrades and deployments.
After installer the latest Win10 Enterprise preview I restarted to the dreaded Black Screen of Death (BSOD -- Insider Preview to the rescue).
Sometimes Windows Update gets stuck, as with Cumulative Update KB3189866. When that happens, the built-in Windows Update Troubleshooter can help.
When remote desktop access gets wonky, toggle remote connections restores RDP access when switching among wireless networks.
Occasionally Windows Updates will resist repeated download or install attempts. If WU fails try update catalog download maneuvers instead.
A footnote to a recent MS email blast reveals Windows 10 Anniversary Update on 3 month schedule, thanks to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet.
Antagonized by random cmd.exe windows popping up and disappearing too quickly to read, I learned NirSofer's utility TaskSchedulerView IDs Cmd.exe popups
When SSDs and fast boot settings are normal for PCs, booting from alternate sources is tricky. Here's how to boot Win10 from USB media using OS directives.
Discovering WMIC gives nearly complete access to Windows Management Interface (WMI) capabilities. For admins who write command-line tools it's a treasure.
Looking at Windows Marketshare Jul-Aug 2016, we see Windows 7 holding steady, 10 continuing upward, and other versions declining.