Enterprise application management

  • March 05, 2014 05 Mar'14

    Win8.1 Update 1 Released to Mfgrs (RTM)

    According to sources that include Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, and others, Windows 8.1 Update 1 has been released to OEMs, a milestone usually abbreviated as RTM (for "release to manufacturing" or ...

  • March 03, 2014 03 Mar'14

    Windows 8.1 Bada Bing!?

    The Web's been abuzz with rumors of a low-cost/no-cost version of Windows 8.1 that could be offered as an "upgrade" to Windows 7 users who might otherwise be disinclined to migrate to Windows' ...

  • February 28, 2014 28 Feb'14

    Resuscitating the Soul of an Old Machine on a Newer One

    As fate would have it, I was on an important conference call with clients yesterday at around 2:30 PM my time when I rebooted my machine after installing the recently-issued MS Office 2013 Service ...

  • February 21, 2014 21 Feb'14

    SkyDrive Is Now OneDrive

    The word has been out for a few days now that MS has refreshed (and renamed) its cloud storage offering. What was SkyDrive on Windows 8 devices may now be replaced with OneDrive instead (download ...

  • February 17, 2014 17 Feb'14

    Windows 9 Rumors Heating Up: RC this September?

    With Windows 8.1 Update 1 now confidently predicted for March/April of this year, the rumor mill is grinding ahead into the next major planned release for Windows. Usually called Windows 9, this ...

  • February 16, 2014 16 Feb'14

    Great Little Utility Backs Up Bootable UFDs

    USB Flash Drives -- aka UFDs -- represent one Windows install medium of choice nowadays, particularly on newer PCs with USB 3 ports when matched up with USB 3 rated flash drives. These speedy ...

  • February 12, 2014 12 Feb'14

    MS Posts Extensive 8.1 Compatibility Updates for Patch Tuesday

    OK, so yesterday was "Patch Tuesday," and MS posted a couple of interesting compatibility updates along with a number of security updates, and the latest version of the Malicious Software Removal ...

  • February 10, 2014 10 Feb'14

    Desktop Disappears: How to Recover the Desktop Tile in Windows 8.*

    A great recent post from Sergey Tkachenko over at WinAero explains how to recover the Desktop tile on the Modern UI Start screen for Windows 8 and 8.1, should it ever go missing. That post is ...

  • February 07, 2014 07 Feb'14

    Huh!? Web Application Firewall Blocks Access to Local School District Server

    My 10-year-old son is a cheerful and active computer user, and is already able to download and print homework assignments from the fourth grade pages on his school's website. He's also a pretty ...

  • February 05, 2014 05 Feb'14

    Getting Desktop Virtualization Right

    I recently wrote an article with my old buddy Earl Follis for SearchVirtualDesktop entitled "Vendor options for VDI deployment -- sans Microsoft." In response, Rick Mack, an SME at Dell based in ...

  • February 03, 2014 03 Feb'14

    Microsoft Store slashes prices on Windows 8.1 Tablets

    When I started seeing the news online this morning about recent discounts on various Windows 8.1 tablets, I couldn't take them seriously. But upon traipsing over to the Microsoft Store online (the ...

  • January 31, 2014 31 Jan'14

    New MS Theme Song: "Take the Long Way Home"

    OK, so the latest Windows 8.1 Update 1 rumors are out, and they're reporting something nearly everybody who's ever used a Windows 8 version of any kind on a PC already knew, be that version beta, ...

  • January 29, 2014 29 Jan'14

    Upcoming Win8.1 Update to Reduce Disk & Memory Footprint

    In the past 10 days, rumors about the upcoming Windows 8.1 update have started to circulate with some degree of urgency and plenty of frequency. There are two particularly interest elements in ...

  • January 27, 2014 27 Jan'14

    Interesting Win8.* Results for Endpoint Security Suites from AV-Test

    The latest results from AV-Test, an independent anti-malware and security software testing group based in Magdeburg, Germany, are out. In particular, results for what the site calls "Corporate ...

  • January 24, 2014 24 Jan'14

    Getting Desktops Ready for Windows 8(.*)

    I've just taken delivery of a new Fujitsu Q704 Tablet with a keyboard dock that turns it into a somewhat hefty (4 lbs 12 oz, or 2.175 kg, according to my digital office scale) notebook PC. Although ...