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  • March 25, 2015 25 Mar'15

    Getting to Win10 Build 10041, Slowly but Surely

    Last week, build 10041 for Windows 10 hit the fast ring for early adopters. Yesterday, it hit the slow ring for all adopters. I was able to upgrade my Windows 10 desktop without any issues during ...

  • March 17, 2015 17 Mar'15

    New OS Compression in Windows 10

    Over at Thurrott.com this morning, I found a simply fascinating story about a new version of "OS compression" that's making its debut in Windows 10. The ultimate source for this info is a March 16 ...

  • March 16, 2015 16 Mar'15

    Windows Key Shortcuts in Win10

    Thanks to a recent article at MakeUseOf.com I came across this weekend, I've been wondering if there isn't some master repository of keyboard shortcuts for the latest and soon-to-be-greatest ...

  • February 23, 2015 23 Feb'15

    Interesting Win10 Driver Problem on Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130

    By and large, I've got to give Dell credit for a winning solution in their 11" Venue Pro tablet with detachable keyboard. It's on par, features and power-wise with equivalent Surface Pro 3 models ...

  • February 17, 2015 17 Feb'15

    Windows 10 adoption will follow smaller, quicker updates

    Enterprise adoption of Windows 10 isn't likely to follow the same pattern as for Windows 7, and that's a good thing, writes columnist Brian Madden.

  • February 06, 2015 06 Feb'15

    Win10 Gets Smart About Paging Files

    In working on a Windows 10 story for SearchEnterpriseDesktop this week, I came to an interesting realization. In Windows 10, MS has finally broken with tradition when it comes to sizing the paging ...

  • February 04, 2015 04 Feb'15

    Universal Office apps for Win10 Now Up

    Drat! It was with interest and curiosity that I jumped up to the Windows Store (beta) a few minutes ago, hoping to download and install the latest so-called "Universal Office apps for Windows 10" ...

  • February 03, 2015 03 Feb'15

    Next Win Server Release Breaks Lockstep with Win10

    Amidst the TechNet blogs let loose last weekend, this interesting little item from the Server & Cloud Blog let it be known that, for the first time since the Windows Vista era, the next release ...

  • December 08, 2014 08 Dec'14

    Win10TP to RTM Upgrade: A "Matter of Intent"

    Those who've been through Windows previews in the past have learned to approach their test setups with a certain amount of caution, if not downright trepidation. That's because MS has traditionally ...

  • November 20, 2014 20 Nov'14

    Educational gotcha from Windows 10 Technical Preview

    As I work with a new Windows version, I have a strong tendency to go haring off after internals info to better understand how things work. Recently, I've had great fun digging into the volume ...

  • November 14, 2014 14 Nov'14

    Check TenForums for Useful Win10 Info of All Kinds

    I've been a big fan of the various Windows Forums sites for years. This tight-knit but small group of Windows mavens punches well above its weight class, and has had great success with similar ...

  • November 05, 2014 05 Nov'14

    After Two Weeks, I'm "Cautiously Optimistic" About Win10TP

    I've been running the Windows 10 Technical Preview (Win10TP, as I abbreviate it in my blog post title) for about two weeks now, and I'm feeling better about the environment and the experience of ...

  • October 24, 2014 24 Oct'14

    Microsoft Posts Strong Fiscal Year First Quarter Earnings

    PCs are not dead and neither is Microsoft. The company proved the skeptics wrong and posted strong revenue for its fiscal year first quarter 2015 earnings. Microsoft posted $23.2 billion in ...

  • October 24, 2014 24 Oct'14

    New Win10 user? Build 9860 ISO for clean install

    Let's say you've been meaning to install Windows 10 on a test machine, but you haven't gotten around to that just yet. Because MS has already released another version of the Windows 10 Preview, ...

  • October 20, 2014 20 Oct'14

    Win10 cmd.exe Gets Major Enhancements

    In working with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and reading others' reviews of that environment, I've been forcibly struck by the major improvements and additions to the venerable old command ...

  • October 14, 2014 14 Oct'14

    Win7 Games On Win8 (and Win10)

    Here's something I hadn't seen before, on the lighter side. Check out the following screen shot, which shows the Windows 7 game collection running on the Windows 8 desktop (it works on the Windows ...

  • October 09, 2014 09 Oct'14

    Building the Perfect ISO UFD for Windows

    In my most recent prior blog, I observed that if you're installing Windows 10 on a Windows 8.* machine, you can simply mount the ISO as a "virtual CD drive" and install from there. That said, it's ...

  • October 01, 2014 01 Oct'14

    Skip a Version: Windows 10

    OK, so MS has confounded the pundits and bloggers, and has skipped a version to announce its latest incarnation of the Windows desktop operating system as Windows 10, not Windows 9, or something ...

  • September 16, 2014 16 Sep'14

    Can Microsoft Do It Right With Windows 9?

    Microsoft is covering its bases on the enterprise and consumer fronts. First, the company on Sept. 30 will show a technical preview of Windows 9 highlighting its enterprise focus. Second, Microsoft ...

  • September 08, 2014 08 Sep'14

    IT preps for life as Windows 7 mainstream support ends

    Should IT pros stay with Windows 7 or leave now that mainstream support ends in January 2015? It might depend on which Windows OS you trust the most.

  • July 30, 2014 30 Jul'14

    Rumor Roundup: Windows' Future Lacks Clarity

    With the upcoming release of Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly immanent, expected to fall on Patch Tuesday in August (8/12/2014), there's certainly been a lot of fuss and bother lately about what's ...

  • July 23, 2014 23 Jul'14

    "One Windows?" Not really...

    It looks like there's been a bit of misplaced hullaballoo in the wake of yesterday's 7/22/2014 Microsoft earnings call for Q4, during which CEO Satya Nadella is quoted as saying: "We will ...

  • 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 ...

  • January 16, 2014 16 Jan'14

    IT unimpressed by Windows 8.1 as Microsoft readies Windows 9

    Microsoft will reportedly lay out its vision for Windows 9, but is IT ready for yet another operating system when Windows 8.1 has yet to make a dent?

  • December 16, 2013 16 Dec'13

    On the Threshold of a Dream: The Next Windows Version

    I've been reading lots of rumor coverage lately about what's coming in the next major version of Windows, which has picked up a Threshold code name/moniker in some reporting. My favorite story in ...

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