Perpheral device management
- September 26, 2018
Microsoft's Managed Desktop service extends physical device management into the cloud era, with managed security updates and a monthly subscription fee.
- September 16, 2015
OK, I'll admit it: I don't know if Windows Update, DriverUpdate, DriverAgent, or something else is involved, but I'm seeing the number of outdated and/or unneeded (duplicated) drivers mount up in ...
- May 20, 2015
I'm using a Dell Venue 11 Pro 7139 as one of my two primary Windows 10 test machines at the moment, and it has become a recent focus for some interesting driver issues. Late last week, MS unleashed ...
- May 08, 2015
In the wake of recent MS conferences like Build 2015 and Ignite, the pundits and prognosticators seem surprisingly unanimous with two short-term predictions. First, Windows 10 seems bound for ...
- April 03, 2015
"Why," you may be thinking as you read the title of this blog post, "would I care about a high-speed interface on my desktop when it's most likely to show up first and foremost on notebooks and ...
- March 06, 2015
I went to print a phone card for my wife this morning, and wound up lost for a while in the "Hall of Mirrors" section of the Windows OS. In this case, I knew I needed to print to the Dell color ...
- November 21, 2014
When I rebuilt my production PC at the beginning of November, I came face-to-face with a new incarnation of Intel's Driver Update Utility aka DUU. Now out in version 2.0, the tool no longer depends ...
- July 25, 2014
A recent post over on Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows just reminded me about an essential item in any Windows admin's repair and recovery toolkit -- namely a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter or drive ...
- June 19, 2013
When I bought two Lenovo notebooks last year -- a T520 and an X220 Tablet -- one of my regrets was that I had to buy immediately and couldn't wait for the USB 3.0 versions of those models to become ...
- April 24, 2013
I've only got one desktop PC with a built-in Bluetooth interface: it comes with the Asus P8Z68-V PRO Gen3 motherboard that serves as the basis for my Windows 8 desktop test machine (which also ...
- February 25, 2013
Whoa! Talk about major miniaturization: I stumbled across some reviews of the new SANDisk Cruzer Fit USB drives last week, and was immediately struck by their amazing utility for extending storage ...
- October 24, 2012
Sandro Villinger and I have crossed paths many times in the past few years, originally thanks to writing for the same website: Tom's Hardware (originally a German-based PC enthusiast site, now a ...
- September 21, 2012
Along with its new Windows 8 OS, MS has been introducing various new items of hardware to help users make best (or at least, better) use of this new runtime environment. In past months we've seen a ...
- June 10, 2011
As I fired up one of my test machines yesterday after replacing a defective motherboard and Windows started to boot, I thought I might actually have gotten away with something grand and glorious. ...
- January 10, 2011
Last spring, my sister announced to me that she'd purchased her son a Dell Latitude C610 notebook on eBay for around $200. "Did I do the right thing?" she asked. "I don't know," I said, "let's see ...