- December 21, 2015
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
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
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
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
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 ...
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Sponsored by Citrix - In the past couple of months, there has been a lot of discussion about improving the employee experience, with the recognition that employee engagement is a necessary precursor to an improved customer experience. Sir Richard Branson stated the need to do this quite clearly: “It sort of should go without saying—and it's surprising that it still doesn't go without saying at some companies—if the person who works at your company is 100% proud of the job they're doing, if you give them the tools to do a good job, they're proud of the brand, if they were looked after, if they're treated well, then they're going to be smiling, they're going to be happy, and therefore the customer will have a nice experience.” See More
Sponsored by DellEMC - Security is the utmost priority for IT decision-makers in state and local government and education. Government agencies, schools and citizens are frequent, highly visible targets for cybercriminals, and their systems contain personal data that is extremely valuable on the Dark Web, such as Social Security numbers. See More
Sponsored by NetApp - In today’s world, being a cloud architect is no longer about where you sit; it’s about what you do. There have been times when the cloud architect personae have seemed at cross-purposes, whether real or perceived. Developers and LOB managers may have looked at IT as an obstacle to speed; IT may have viewed “shadow IT” as a potential threat to many things they hold near and dear, such as control, governance and security. See More
- December 11, 2015
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
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
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
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 ...
- December 02, 2015
A recent set of data from the US Government's Digital Analytics Program (DAP), shows clearly what common sense says is inevitable: that Windows 10's share of desktop users comes mostly at the ...
- November 30, 2015
As is often the case on a holiday weekend, I like to tinker with my PCs. This Thanksgiving weekend, I found myself wanting to access the BIOS on my production PC with its Gigabyte X77X-UD3H ...
- November 27, 2015
Every now and then, I like to check in on the Desktop Operating System Market Share pie chart over at NetMarketShare.com. This morning, I had to fiddle the parameters a bit to get the site to show ...
- November 25, 2015
Wow! It's been a whacky week in advance of Turkeyday, with Version 1511 (Build 10586) gone over the weekend, then back again late yesterday. MS even furnished an explanation, which I reproduce from ...
- November 24, 2015
There's been a whole lotta hoopla over the past few days about the sudden disappearance of Version 1511 (Build 10586) from the Media Creation Tool late Friday, 11/21. Of the many stories published ...
- November 20, 2015
On 11/18, later in the day, my Win10 systems picked up a new cumulative update: KB3118754. What made this update interesting was that it led to an increment in the Windows 10 Version number suffix, ...