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  • 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.

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  • 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 ...

  • December 21, 2015 21 Dec'15

    Windows 10 undercuts 'tablet revolution'

    As 2015 draws to a close, the staff of TechTarget's end-user computing sites took to Slack and held an hourlong chat about the year's biggest trends. Over the next few days, we'll bring you ...

  • December 18, 2015 18 Dec'15

    Windows 10 Build 11082.1000 in Preview, 10586.36 in Production

    Report from the trenches on the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview (11082.1000) and a new cumulative update for the Current Branch version numbered 10586.36.

  • December 16, 2015 16 Dec'15

    Win10: Upgrade Now or Upgrade Tonight. Really?

    Users who haven't used the GWX Control Panel to remove the "Get Windows 10" stuff from Windows 7 or 8.1 systems are now faced with an interesting choice when that runtime facility triggers in the ...

  • December 14, 2015 14 Dec'15

    Get Win10 ISOs from TechBench

    For some purposes the compressed electronic software download (esd) file format that MS uses for some Windows 10 installers won't do: a real Windows image (.wim) file is required. Here are several ...

  • December 11, 2015 11 Dec'15

    Understanding WaaS (Windows 10 as a Service)

    I'm currently on tap to develop a Webinar for Spiceworks that's sponsored by Microsoft on a number of Windows 10 topics (I'll add an update to the end of this post when I find out the broadcast ...

  • December 09, 2015 09 Dec'15

    SCCM Rolls Up to Windows 10 1511 Release Level

    For the first time ever, MS has updated System Center Configuration Manager for Windows 10, and has even adopted Windows 10 (1511) version numbering. Lots of interesting additions to the product ...

  • December 07, 2015 07 Dec'15

    DISM Does Updates, Too!

    Later last Friday (12/4), MS fired off KB3122947, labeled "Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems." At first, I thought nothing of it, after getting it installed on a handful of ...

  • December 04, 2015 04 Dec'15

    Ouch! SFC and DISM may disagree in Build 10586.17

    Normally, the system file checker (SFC) and the deployment image servicing and management (DISM) facilities in Windows march in lockstep: here, I find a case where DISM says the component store is ...

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