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  • September 03, 2014 03 Sep'14

    Rollup Redux: MS Re-releases KB 2975719 on September 2

    In the wake of a series of botched Windows Updates that started on August 12 (our first "Update Tuesday" if you like the new nomenclature, or our most recent "Patch Tuesday" if you prefer the old), ...

  • August 29, 2014 29 Aug'14

    MS Pushes New OOB Update to Replace Withdrawn KB2982791

    On August 18, I blogged about the withdrawal of a series of updates originally released on August 12 -- most notably, KB2982791. At that time, MS recommended that IT admins at least consider ...

  • August 25, 2014 25 Aug'14

    Look Out Windows, Here Comes China

    The news sites are abuzz with word from the official Chinese Xinhua News Agency yesterday (August 24) that Chinese engineers are crafting their own home-grown operating system for desktop PCs and ...

  • August 20, 2014 20 Aug'14

    MS Recommends Uninstalling Any of 4 Recent Updates

    When MS pushed the August updates just over a week ago, they clearly did not expect the kinds of problems that have emerged in the wake of their release. In a revised version of security bulletin ...

  • August 15, 2014 15 Aug'14

    Precision Touchpad Updates on Update Tuesday

    I read with interest in the previews of coming attractions for last Tuesday's Windows updates that "Precision touchpad improvements" were on their way into Windows 8.1 as part of the limited set of ...

  • August 13, 2014 13 Aug'14

    Intel Wireless Driver Update Causes Win8.1 Repair Gyrations

    After installing yesterday's "Update Tuesday" security and functionality updates on my Fujitsu Q704, I ran the Intel Driver Update Utility on that machine to see what might be new on that front, ...

  • August 11, 2014 11 Aug'14

    Numerous Security and Other Updates Due August 12

    When MS published its Advance Notification for the first-ever "Update Tuesday" coming August 12, it listed 9 security bulletins therein. Of these 9, 6 affect modern Windows Desktops (Window 7, 8, ...

  • August 06, 2014 06 Aug'14

    MS Explains "August updates" for Windows 8.1 and more

    Yesterday, MS Senior MarComm Manager Brandon LeBlanc posted some interesting info about the upcoming updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 scheduled for August 12 (next week) over on ...

  • August 05, 2014 05 Aug'14

    Windows 8.1 gets minor enhancements

    IT pros who need to upgrade end users with the latest version of Windows 8.1 have a few days left to install Windows 8.1 Update before August 12. Microsoft next week will update Windows 8.1 again ...

  • July 22, 2014 22 Jul'14

    Microsoft talks up services, mum on Windows strategy

    Microsoft has acknowledged that users aren't just tied to desktop OSes, shifting its focus to Office 365 and DaaS rather than its Windows strategy.

  • July 09, 2014 09 Jul'14

    Patch Tuesday Gets New Look, New Tools

    Here's  a nice graphic from the Microsoft Security Response Center's latest blog post, entitled "July 2014 Security Bulletin Release;" it summarizes the items pushed out via Windows Update ...

  • June 27, 2014 27 Jun'14

    Windows 8.1 Update 2 Coming Soon: No Big Changes Afoot

    Those who follow the Windows OS rumor mill have learned over the past few years that when Russian "leaker" WZOR offers up information -- an identity carefully enough shrouded that nobody's sure ...

  • June 23, 2014 23 Jun'14

    Bring Libraries Back to File Explorer in Windows 8.1

    I was looking at some screen caps in a utility from Sergey Tkachenko over at WinAero.com (for a nice little utility called This PC Tweaker) when I suddenly realized that the Libraries icon and ...

  • June 18, 2014 18 Jun'14

    Making the Most of SSD Performance in Windows 8

    Although Windows 8 versions do a much better job of accommodating and adjusting to solid state drives (SSDs) used for system/boot and other purposes as compared to earlier Windows versions, there ...

  • June 06, 2014 06 Jun'14

    Windows 8.1 Update: Ready or Not, the Deadline Is at Hand!

    Next Tuesday, June 10, is not only Patch Tuesday for the month, but also represents the point in time by which those running Windows 8.1 who get their updates from Microsoft Update or Windows ...

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