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  • March 20, 2013 20 Mar'13

    Worth Considering: Paul Thurrott Praises the Win8 Desktop

    There's a terrific piece over on Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows that posted yesterday, entitled "In Praise of the Windows 8 Desktop." In that story, he calls out all the new features on the ...

  • March 19, 2013 19 Mar'13

    IT shops put off Windows XP migration to Windows 7, Windows 8

    Enterprise IT needs to begin Windows XP migrations to Windows 7 because the product's lifecycle ends in 2014.

  • March 19, 2013 19 Mar'13

    Microsoft plays up new Office collaboration tools to boost Windows 8

    Microsoft encourages customers to buy Windows 8 for the collaboration tools in Office 2013, but many IT shops already use Web-based alternatives.

  • March 15, 2013 15 Mar'13

    What Makes Sense for a Real Work-Worthy Windows 8 Tablet?

    I've been reading a whole spate of reviews on various Windows 8 tablets lately, including the Dell Latitude 10, the Acer Iconia W510, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, and so on and so forth (for a ...

  • March 08, 2013 08 Mar'13

    Enterprise IT shops put off Windows 8 migrations

    Windows 8 migrations have stalled as IT shops grapple with decisions over hardware and software upgrade costs, Windows security issues and more.

  • March 08, 2013 08 Mar'13

    When in doubt, slash the cost of goods...but can that help Windows 8?

    One big component of the cost of PCs nowadays -- especially those touchscreen notebooks, ultrabooks, and tablets most likely to play host to Windows 8 -- is the fee from Microsoft for the OS ...

  • February 01, 2013 01 Feb'13

    TechSpot Proffers Nice Win8 Boot Repair Article

    As an inveterate tinkerer, and somebody who's always finding reasons to troubleshoot Windows systems, I'm always on the lookout for good tips, tweaks, tricks, and repairs. This morning I found a ...

  • January 30, 2013 30 Jan'13

    Win8 Gains New chkdsk Features

    This morning, I was poking around on the Windows 8 Forums site, and found a nifty tutorial on the improved check disk (chkdsk) utility that's been built into Windows pretty much since Day 1 of its ...

  • January 28, 2013 28 Jan'13

    Last Chance for El-Cheapo Win8 Upgrade

    At midnight, Wednesday, January 31, the Microsoft budget upgrade offer for Windows 8 expires. I just jumped up to the Windows 8 Upgrade Offer page, and learned that those promo codes Microsoft has ...

  • January 23, 2013 23 Jan'13

    More Benefits of Win8 Refresh

    In my last blog, "What Gets Lost When Using Win8 Refresh," I recounted my adventures after running the "Refresh your PC" facility built into Windows 8 on a machine that refused to let me use the ...

  • January 21, 2013 21 Jan'13

    What Gets Lost When Using Win8 Refresh

    I've frequently looked at and pondered the meaning of the following "warning display" that precedes the use of Windows 8's much-vaunted "Refresh your PC" maneuver. Last week, I actually launched ...

  • January 14, 2013 14 Jan'13

    John Savill Offers Nifty Win8 Cheat Sheet

    John Savill has been a player in the Windows world since the late 1990s, when his Windows NT FAQ became a go-to resource for IT professionals looking for Windows NT tips, tricks, and details that ...

  • January 09, 2013 09 Jan'13

    Windows 8 Sales Top 60M Mark by 1/4/2013

    Yesterday, Microsoft disclosed at CES that Windows 8 sales had hit 60 million in 10 weeks (70 days, which makes the benchmark date January 4, 2013) after its launch (source: NBC News Blog ...

  • January 09, 2013 09 Jan'13

    Windows 8 hits 60 million 'sold'

    Windows 8 hits 60 million 'sold' Sales of Windows 8 have now passed the 60 million mark in the two months since it officially launched, according to Microsoft. No matter how you slice it, that's an ...

  • January 07, 2013 07 Jan'13

    Windows 8 adoption in enterprises hinges on UI acceptance, devices

    Microsoft Windows 8 hasn't been as beloved out of the gate as Windows 7 was for a number of reasons, including the touch-centric user interface.