- May 21, 2019
Citrix details upgrades to Workspace and unveils a new DaaS product called Managed Desktops, as well as a new integration with Google Cloud at its annual user conference.
- May 16, 2019
Citrix adds intelligence and micro apps to its Workspace product, bringing in capabilities from the Sapho acquisition to bolster Workspace and make it easier for end users.
- May 15, 2019
Lenovo announced the launch of its ThinkPad subbrand called ThinkBook. It will be focused on small and medium-sized businesses and will launch with two laptops.
- May 13, 2019
Lenovo brings AMD CPUs to its ThinkPad portfolio. AMD Ryzen Pro processors will appear in the T495, T495s and X395 ThinkPads, available in May and June.
- May 06, 2019
At its annual developer conference, Microsoft introduced IE mode to Microsoft Edge. The new feature will help IT admins run legacy applications on a more modern browser.
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- May 01, 2019
On April 30, with a stock value at the market close of $130.60 per share, MS valuation hits trillion dollar mark. Now the question is: can MS stay there?
- April 25, 2019
Microsoft's acquisition of Express Logic is another example of its $5 billion investment in IoT. One expert sees the move as a step toward an end-to-end IoT OS.
- April 19, 2019
This news brief details the additional issues around the April 9 Windows 10 update as well as provides a look at Microsoft's Edge browser, built using Google's open sourced web browser Chromium.
- April 15, 2019
The latest Windows 10 update, scheduled for late May, will give installation controls back to IT admins. In this Q&A, Dave Sobel talks about why that's important.
- April 14, 2019
Though some enterprising Windows-head found a file named MediaCreationTool1903.exe, it's a MCT1903 Misnomer not available to the public just yet, as a bit of DISM inspection shows. It will be ready ...
- April 11, 2019
The new HP business workstations, models Z6 and Z8, have more memory and processing cores to improve data access, graphics and power supply. They also provide remote workstation access.
- April 04, 2019
In a surprising but welcome move, MS Corporate VP for Windows Mike Fortin announces that, starting with the next feature upgrade, MS backs off forcing updates on users. All I can say is: "Hooray!"
- April 04, 2019
Windows Defender is coming to Mac OS along with a new name. The new Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection is also getting new threat vulnerability management features.
- March 29, 2019
The recent Windows 10 PC security breach brought on by third-party software from a Chinese tech company raises concern about the security strength of third-party providers.
- March 29, 2019
About one month before the next feature upgrade would typically appear, MS finally proclaims Win10 1809 designated for broad deployment. 'Bout time!
- March 27, 2019
In publishing its latest release distribution numbers, Latvian software company AdDuplex tells interesting 1809 story -- namely, that for every 1809 user, there are 2.5+ users running 1803 or some ...
- March 25, 2019
Ivanti Cloud hopes to break down IT siloes by combining IT operations and security teams. The platform includes key features like device prescription and real-time updates.
- March 21, 2019
The bigger the company, the more challenging it will be to migrate to a UEM system. But, according to Gartner's Chris Silva, the move is a necessary one.
- February 20, 2019
Starting 2/20/2019, a new MyOffice app makes Office ubiquitous. Works with local and remote executables, across multiple platforms and OSes.
- February 17, 2019
In announcing a preview of its Microsoft Virtual Desktop Azure-based technology, MS sneakily offers another free Win7 life extension. Very interesting!
- February 15, 2019
Zoho's next generation office application software seeks to integrate business groups to contextualize the workplace with AI, according to the company.
- January 31, 2019
Other business laptops look downright drab next to the newly redesigned Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 2-in-1, which also has the specs to compete with those Windows 10 workhorses.
- January 31, 2019
Windows Sandbox integrates directly into Windows 10, which makes it easy for IT and users to work with, but could spell trouble for organizations.
- January 21, 2019
The government shutdown could be a boon for hackers, as end-user resources are a prime attack vector. An expert explains what IT should be on the lookout for.
- January 16, 2019
With Windows 7 inside last extended support year, lots of businesses and organizations need to plan to migrate to Windows 10 sooner rather than later. Here's why...
- December 17, 2018
The past year was a roller coaster ride for Windows 10. Microsoft had to put out fires with the October 2018 Update, but it also announced welcome changes to the Edge browser.
- November 29, 2018
As Microsoft continues to battle bugs in Windows 10, some analysts and developers blame its quality-control process and a lack of services in Windows as a service.
- November 27, 2018
Advantages of hyper-converged infrastructure compared with a traditional data center setup include improved scalability and availability, simpler management and better integration. And when it comes to virtual desktops and applications, those ...
- November 26, 2018
According to the UK Government's Office of Communications (Ofcom), tablet and laptops supplant desktop PCs in the vast majority of end-user homes. Desktops won't disappear, but they're no longer ...
- November 16, 2018
Citrix customers will get new capabilities around simplifying common business workflows with the company's latest acquisition, which could bear fruit in a number of areas.
- November 15, 2018
Windows Server 2019 and the Windows 10 October Update are back in IT admins' hands, six weeks after the company pulled them from the market when some users reported lost data.
- October 25, 2018
Microsoft hopes to accelerate customer cloud desktop adoption when it makes the Office 365 ProPlus suite a cloud-only product for Windows Server 2019 RDSH users.
- October 12, 2018
The most recent Windows 10 update includes enhancements for business users, but it ran into major problems shortly after its release.
- September 28, 2018
Microsoft confirmed its strategic commitment to Office 365, delivering an improved version that includes new AI and machine learning features.
- September 26, 2018
Microsoft's Managed Desktop service extends physical device management into the cloud era, with managed security updates and a monthly subscription fee.
- September 25, 2018
End-user computing administrators spend a lot of time considering which products and services to deliver to end users that will make the employees' jobs easier. But what about the IT pros themselves? They need a variety of tools for managing users ...
- September 25, 2018
Remote access tools, help desk systems and others are essential to managing end users. Without these tools, IT would have a much tougher time with even the simplest tasks.
- August 29, 2018
Users are the crux of a Workspace One enterprise implementation, but it takes a lot of work to get them excited about new processes.
- August 27, 2018
VMware added new Windows 10 desktop management features for IT administrators and end users in its Workspace One updates at VMworld. Plus, AirLift gets general availability.
- August 21, 2018
The introduction of the MSIX packaging format creates potential app compatibility concerns for IT pros. With the right tool, however, they can make the transition much smoother.
- July 31, 2018
There are lots of different ways to keep users up to date on the latest security risks and how they should be handling their corporate resources.
- July 31, 2018
Most IT pros are aware that user behavior can be a security threat to an organization. But what is there to do about it? With end-user security training, IT can ensure that employees are updated on the latest risks and know how to access corporate ...
- June 28, 2018
At Identiverse 2018, speakers and attendees expect a rise in two-factor authentication, as the single sign-on user password authentication falls out of favor.
- June 08, 2018
Many organizations that are good candidates for VDI have already adopted the technology. Find out how cloud and other factors are driving changes in adoption today, and how new numbers from the ...
- June 01, 2018
When I first saw the news, I was stunned. But on further analysis, AdDuplex-based Win10 uptake projections mostly bogus, reflecting an incomplete and off-kilter subset of the user base.
- May 11, 2018
As it becomes more difficult to monitor and secure applications and data, Citrix's security analytics platform is getting more attention from IT pros.
- May 09, 2018
At Synergy 2018, Citrix introduced a new secure digital workspace that provides users unified access to their virtual desktops and applications, SaaS and mobile apps, and data.
- April 25, 2018
The Windows Insider Skip Ahead Preview, aka Skippy Shows Off Lean Win10 Edition as a new SKU pops up in Build 17650.
- April 25, 2018
Application management software is a necessity for organizational continuity and security. Without any such software, absent patches threaten end users' applications.
- April 23, 2018
Based on the content of the Edge Welcome screen in Build 17134, it seems pretty safe to proclaim that Build 1803 Equals April Update.
- April 18, 2018
Court's in session, and the jury is unanimous: Automation software can help IT departments provide simpler workflows for end users on both desktops and mobile devices.
- April 17, 2018
After some confusing messaging about whether Remote Desktop Session Host would be in Windows Server 2019, Microsoft said the role will in fact be coming to the preview and official release.
- April 02, 2018
Myerson's farewell reveals interesting Win10 stats -- specifically that the total number of Win10 users is closing in on 700M with 15M members in the Windows Insider program.
- March 28, 2018
Recent updates to Chrome continue to increase its viability for business users, which could make it difficult for Microsoft's Edge web browser to take over shares of Google's in the enterprise.
- March 27, 2018
Machine learning capabilities have made applications smarter, but IT pros are still in the early days of learning AI skills. Luckily, some tools only require the knowledge of an end user.
- March 21, 2018
Several VMware Workspace One features announced at VMworld 2017, including Workspace One Intelligence and Mobile Flows, are now generally available.
- March 19, 2018
Overly long logon times for virtual desktops and applications can lead to major losses in user productivity that costs organizations real money. Learn how IT can improve VDI performance using ...
- February 12, 2018
MS has laid down the law: no Win10 means no Office 2019. If you don't get on the Win10 bandwagon, you can't stay on the Office 365 one, either.
- February 07, 2018
In a surprising twist, Microsoft does away with standalone Windows 10 S. Instead, Windows 10 gets S Modes for most consumer (and Education) versions.
- February 02, 2018
According to several sources now, the Windows 10 count finally exceeds Windows 7 from both USA and global perspectives.
- February 02, 2018
If you're not yet on Windows 10, news about the upcoming Microsoft Office 2019 release may force your hand. Plus, the company could go all in on Office 365.
- January 31, 2018
These award-winning projects demonstrate how organizations that embrace endpoint diversity, cloud computing and user experience-focused strategies can transform existing end-user processes.
- January 30, 2018
The Access Innovation Awards highlight two creative and successful end-user computing projects. One of these IT initiatives dove headfirst into cloud with a migration of physical and virtual desktops to desktop as a service, all while monitoring ...
- January 05, 2018
Because KB4056892 fixes critical Win10 security bugs, admins and deployment teams should get this one out to all Win10 PCs ASAP.
- December 29, 2017
As Dickens said: "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times." Windows 10 for 2017 was surely a mixed bag.
- December 06, 2017
To provide more information about the program and its releases, Windows 10 Insider Preview gets Flight Hub website.
- November 15, 2017
A Windows 10 migration can set IT pros shaking in their boots, especially because the transition often comes with hang-ups around compatibility, hardware updates and more.
- November 14, 2017
IT pros have their hands full when it comes to monitoring applications and infrastructure performance. Analytics and AI are beefing up EUC monitoring tools to make it easier.
- November 08, 2017
In looking at Win10 Desktop Marketshare Nov17 I see two things: 1. Netmarketshare appears to under-report Win10 numbers, and 2. Win10 should pass Win7 very soon.
- November 02, 2017
End-user computing technologies can help IT with General Data Protection Regulation compliance, but they aren't up to snuff when it comes to inventorying data.
- October 25, 2017
The Apple Device Enrollment Program is well-established, and now, Microsoft and Google have their own zero-touch device provisioning services for Android and Windows.
- October 24, 2017
The new version of the Jamf Pro management software, out next week, features an overhauled user interface, more automation and advanced security capabilities.
- October 23, 2017
Macs are gradually making their way into traditional organizations, so IT professionals are now looking for improved Mac management capabilities.
- October 18, 2017
It's important for everyone in a company to take security seriously, including end users. A big part of that is training.
- October 11, 2017
When an mSATA SSD in a small USB 3 enclosure accidentally hits the floor, I learn that a dropped drive drops access, too.
- October 06, 2017
Various sources that document OS choices for Internet users indicate that Win10 usage approaches Win7 levels.
- September 13, 2017
As I write this post, some 9 of 10 Insider Preview installs are failing. Thus my status report: Insider Preview 16288 failing more than succeeding.
- September 12, 2017
Real Windows 10 adopters dish on the ups and downs of migrating to the OS, including struggles with automatic updates and the strong security benefits.
- September 11, 2017
A German Court Case foils aggressive MS updates as the company volunteers not to pre-stage update files without informing users and asking for permission.
- September 06, 2017
Windows 10 micro-virtualization aims to protect against emerging threats. Microsoft's partner in this initiative, Bromium, says Windows remains IT's biggest security challenge.
- September 05, 2017
Last Thursday, Microsoft Executive VP Terry Myerson made it official in the Windows Blog: the Win10 Fall Creators Update Hits October 17.
- August 31, 2017
UEM has limited benefits if it doesn't help users do their jobs. VMware general manager Noah Wasmer discusses Workspace One's role in doing just that.
- August 29, 2017
VMware and Citrix are head-to-head in their efforts to provide IT with data analytics and automatic troubleshooting. VMware steps into the ring with Workspace One Intelligence.
- August 15, 2017
The PC market decline has encouraged vendors to innovate in order to survive. With this and several other factors, the decline is set to see a marked slowdown.
- August 15, 2017
As Ed Bott issues Win10 report card at ZDnet, he hands out a mix of high and low marks. While there's plenty to like, there are also some things to decry.
- August 08, 2017
The internet is dark and full of terrors. With the HBO ransomware attack threatening to spill sensitive corporate data, IT departments must act to shield their companies.
- August 04, 2017
New features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update link PCs and smartphones, making users more productive. But they present some security issues for IT to worry about.
- August 03, 2017
IT experts are not scared of AI tools taking their jobs but believe it will help make their roles easier. AI is capable of things humans aren't, such as organizing data.
- July 31, 2017
IT professionals and consultants share a few features in Windows 10 that aren't all that useful in the enterprise. Plus, some organizations shy away from universal apps.
- July 28, 2017
Microsoft Security Risk Detection automatically tests application code for errors and vulnerabilities so developers can fix issues within an app before releasing it to users.
- July 25, 2017
Google G Suite and other cloud services use app whitelisting to prevent untrusted third-party applications from accessing and exposing critical data.
- July 14, 2017
The list of free Microsoft Press eBooks July 2017 is truly staggering in its size (252 titles) and range of coverage (17 topic categories). Check it out!
- July 14, 2017
Software vendors add useful AI features to their biggest products, showing that the emerging technology is something to pay attention to, as it will change the way we work.
- July 06, 2017
Windows 10 turns two this month, but most organizations forgo its security enhancements and stick with Windows 7 because of legacy app incompatibility or resistance to change.
- July 03, 2017
In a June 30 document from the Windows IT Center, MS Gives Fall Creators Update 1709 Label, thereby pegging the next Win10 release to September 2017.
- June 21, 2017
IT faces a tricky situation when it comes to multifactor authentication. Users often disapprove of multiple security layers, but there are some ways to split the difference.
- June 19, 2017
Google has been working to appeal more to businesses, but it may not be able to crack Microsoft's armor. Google has improved its G Suite enterprise apps over the past two years and in May added ...
- June 19, 2017
The Chrome Enterprise Bundle helps IT manage the most popular browser in the consumer market, giving organizations a reason to move away from Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
- June 19, 2017
So many applications, so little time. That's what one university was facing when it decided to revamp its entire physical and virtual desktop computing environment.
- June 07, 2017
Microsoft revealed plans to release a new edition of Windows 10 that can optimize PCs to deal with intensive data workloads. That could be a big help to companies that rely on machine learning data and more.