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  • April 27, 2012 27 Apr'12

    No MSE 4.0 for Windows 8? Nope, not needed.

    When I saw the news that Microsoft Security Essentials (4.0) had recently been released (see Paul Thurrott's Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 blog post for more information and a download link), I ...

  • April 23, 2012 23 Apr'12

    The Return of BW8: Two Posts!!!

    BW8 is a common abbreviation for Microsoft's Building Windows 8 blog, an occasional source of insight and information about the upcoming new desktop OS from the wizards of Redmond. After a 20-day ...

  • April 20, 2012 20 Apr'12

    For Windows 8 Image Mgmt Get to Know DISM

    DISM stands for Deployment Image Servicing and Management. This tool was introduced in Windows 7 and will be taking on more features, functions, and responsibilities in Windows 8. DISM replaces the ...

  • April 17, 2012 17 Apr'12

    Windows 8 Editions Limited in Number

    How many editions will Windows 8 have? Two consumer versions for x86/64 machines, one OEM-only version (for ARM processors), and one "specifically for those enterprise customers with Software ...

  • April 09, 2012 09 Apr'12

    Drivers are slowly catching up with Windows 8

    In my previous post "Interesting Windows 8 Issues on Lenovo X220 Tablet" I delved into some Windows 8 driver shenanigans as they related to that machine. In the past few weeks I've performed over ...

  • April 06, 2012 06 Apr'12

    Interesting Windows 8 Issues on Lenovo X220 Tablet

    All in all, I've been pretty impressed with the X220 Tablet PC from Lenovo. It ran Windows 7 like a champ with good performance and touch response. Once I learned that a clean install of Windows 8 ...

  • April 04, 2012 04 Apr'12

    Windows 8 Exposure Without Killing Older Windows Installs

    Everybody's curious about Windows 8. But unless you work in a test lab, or have extra PCs to burn, you may not have a spare machine lying around on which to run the latest controversial Windows OS ...

  • April 02, 2012 02 Apr'12

    Windows 8 Start Button Still Off the Table (or Tablet...)

    I'm not completely sure that the status of a Start Menu in Windows 8 isn't a tempest in a teapot, but the controversy around this topic continues unabated. The Microsoft Pri0 (MS-speak for "Top ...

  • March 30, 2012 30 Mar'12

    "Touch hardware and Windows 8:" Must-Read Blog

    On Wednesday, Building Windows 8featured a post from Jerry Koh, group program manager, and Jeff Piira, test manager, both from the Windows 8 Human Interaction Platform team. The blog post is ...

  • March 28, 2012 28 Mar'12

    Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

    Anybody who's put much time in with Windows knows that keyboard shortcuts can really speed up system navigation and interaction. This is as true for Windows 8 as it has been for earlier versions, ...

  • March 26, 2012 26 Mar'12

    Interesting driver status for clean Windows 8 installs

    When moving from an older Windows version to a newer one where an upgrade path exists, the upgrade install option picks up and carries as much of the older environment into the newer one as it can. ...

  • March 23, 2012 23 Mar'12

    Windows 8 Investigations Reveal a Nice Gadget Surprise

    In my earlier reading about Windows 8 (and even in some of my reporting) I'd been led to believe that "no more gadgets" was a stark reality of the Windows 8 landscape. Not so! A right click on the ...

  • March 09, 2012 09 Mar'12

    Windows 8: The Politics of Personalization

    I really, really like Ed Bott's work, and his ongoing take on Windows 8 (he's doing a book on the upcoming platform, just like I am). I was struck by his great sense of style and perspective as I ...

  • March 07, 2012 07 Mar'12

    Windows To Go delivers Windows 8 corporate images via USB

    Microsoft has touted Windows To Go as a way to facilitate bring your own device programs, but the USB-based Windows 8 feature may not support commonly used devices.

  • March 07, 2012 07 Mar'12

    Learning Windows 8: Hampered by "A la recherche du temps perdu"

    As an undergraduate, I took Alan Sonnenfeld's fabulous class wherein we read Ulysses, The Magic Mountain, and the Marcel Proust book whose French title is in my blog title, usually translated as ...