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  • February 19, 2016 19 Feb'16

    US DoD Hurry-Up Windows 10 Deployment

    The US Department of Defense mandates all arms to undertake Windows 10 deployment, to conclude by January 2016. 4 million devices will be involved.

  • February 17, 2016 17 Feb'16

    "Hidden Cumulative Updates" in Windows 10

    With 2 hidden cumulative updates for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Update Catalog that never made Windows Update, are they for testing or real updates?

  • February 12, 2016 12 Feb'16

    Clean Win10 Install: Few Updates Needed

    A recent bare-metal Windows 10 install on a new PC confirms that the cumulative update approach minimizes updates needed to achieve currency.

  • February 10, 2016 10 Feb'16

    MS Starts Providing Update Details for Windows 10

    After six months of little or no information about updates for Windows 10, MS has launched a Web page that provides useful details about changes included in Windows Update items, starting with ...

  • February 08, 2016 08 Feb'16

    Windows 10 Desktop Share Passes XP

    As Windows XP marketshare continues to drop, Windows 10 finally surpasses its desktop OS share, though Windows 7 remains firmly entrenched in first place.

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  • February 03, 2016 03 Feb'16

    Interesting OOB Windows 10 Update Poses Questions, Problems

    A mysterious Windows Update that acts like a cumulative update increments the Windows 10 build number to 10586.79, but is not available through the usual channels and must be manually installed. So ...

  • February 01, 2016 01 Feb'16

    Secunia PSI/CSI Engine Gets Right with Windows 10

    A new revision to the Secunia Personal Software Inspector/Corporate Software Inspector lays some long-standing Windows 8 and Windows 10 errors to rest.

  • January 22, 2016 22 Jan'16

    Surface Pro Power Cord Exchange Dead Simple

    Upon learning about the power cord recall on certain Surface Pro tablet models, I jumped onto the Microsoft website to request a replacement, and found the process simple and straightforward to ...

  • January 20, 2016 20 Jan'16

    Enterprises: Like It or Not, Here Comes Windows 10!

    A recent blog post from Microsoft EVP Terry Myerson shows how the company is using both positive and negative inducements to get enterprise users to migrate to Windows 10. On the positive side: new ...

  • January 11, 2016 11 Jan'16

    Say Goodbye to Windows 8.0?

    Thanks to some fine print in its Windows 8.1 support lifecycle policy, Windows 8.0 users lose maintstream support from Microsoft starting on January 12, 2016.

  • January 08, 2016 08 Jan'16

    Intune Service Update to Include Windows 10 Optimizations

    An upcoming update to the Microsoft Intune service, now part of its Mobile Device Management toolset, will add support for native Windows 10 features, while also improving Android and iOS support.

  • January 07, 2016 07 Jan'16

    IT getting 'aggressive' about Windows 10 adoption

    Microsoft says more than three-quarters of its enterprise customers are already testing Windows 10, which is the most quickly adopted OS in company history.

  • January 06, 2016 06 Jan'16

    Windows 10 in Use on Over 200 Million Devices

    Despite a new, more accurate way to count Win10 instances, Microsoft report that over 200 million such instances are in active use as of early January 2016.

  • January 04, 2016 04 Jan'16

    Top 10 Posts for 2015

    Looking over the traffic to the blog for 2015, some interesting items pop out in the "Top 10" viewed items for that year.

  • December 21, 2015 21 Dec'15

    Here's an interesting usage figure for Win10!

    When interpreting usage stats, a sense of the sample population helps inform the relative worth -- or worthlessness -- of the numbers involved. Here's a good one, but perhaps not a representative ...

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