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  • October 22, 2014 22 Oct'14

    The TOTAL Commoditization of Windows PCs

    In the last week's technology news, I've been struck by the recent confluence of several business and technology factors that either promise or threaten -- I can't yet really decide which -- to ...

  • October 20, 2014 20 Oct'14

    Win10 cmd.exe Gets Major Enhancements

    In working with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and reading others' reviews of that environment, I've been forcibly struck by the major improvements and additions to the venerable old command ...

  • October 17, 2014 17 Oct'14

    Windows Server to Support Docker Containers

    On October 15, the Microsoft Open Technologies initiative announced that it plans to "deliver new container technologies in the upcoming wave of Windows Server releases." At the same time, the ...

  • October 15, 2014 15 Oct'14

    Update Tuesday Includes Three Critical Vulnerabilities & More

    Yesterday was the second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft's customary day to unleash its latest batch of updates, fixes, patches, and so forth. The October 14 collection included 30 mandatory items ...

  • October 14, 2014 14 Oct'14

    Win7 Games On Win8 (and Win10)

    Here's something I hadn't seen before, on the lighter side. Check out the following screen shot, which shows the Windows 7 game collection running on the Windows 8 desktop (it works on the Windows ...

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  • October 10, 2014 10 Oct'14

    Drat! Driver Difficulties Could Require Full-blown WinTroubleshooting

    My son's desktop PC is a Haswell-vintage version of the excellent Dell XPS2720 touchscreen All-in-One. Mostly, it's a solid, stable, and dependable machine. But in the last two weeks, the network ...

  • October 09, 2014 09 Oct'14

    Can Microsoft’s Azure RemoteApp service be deployed without IT support?

    It’s been five months since Microsoft’s Azure RemoteApp service went into preview and some users have turned into pseudo-IT pros out of necessity. Two professors from Creighton University Heider ...

  • October 09, 2014 09 Oct'14

    Building the Perfect ISO UFD for Windows

    In my most recent prior blog, I observed that if you're installing Windows 10 on a Windows 8.* machine, you can simply mount the ISO as a "virtual CD drive" and install from there. That said, it's ...

  • October 06, 2014 06 Oct'14

    Windows 10 Technical Preview Also on MSDN

    In addition to the Windows Insider Program, qualified MSDN subscribers can also grab the Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO files from the MSDN pages, where the New Subscriber downloads page looks ...

  • October 03, 2014 03 Oct'14

    Is Windows 10 enterprise-ready? IT's not convinced

    Microsoft previews Windows 10 with more enterprise controls, but IT pros need more details before considering a migration.

  • October 01, 2014 01 Oct'14

    Skip a Version: Windows 10

    OK, so MS has confounded the pundits and bloggers, and has skipped a version to announce its latest incarnation of the Windows desktop operating system as Windows 10, not Windows 9, or something ...

  • September 29, 2014 29 Sep'14

    Could MS Be Getting "Ready to Rumble?"

    OK, so maybe I've been reading too much science fiction lately, and perhaps I'm seeing patterns where they don't exist. But please: ponder these data points and tell me if you can't agree that ...

  • September 26, 2014 26 Sep'14

    Free Forensics Tool Clones Raw Drive Data

    DataNumen is a Hong Kong based software company that specializes in data recovery technologies. For an outfit I'd never come across before, I was interested to observe a who's-who list of flagship ...

  • September 24, 2014 24 Sep'14

    Piriform Speccy Worth a Look

    In trolling over some of the Windows 8 Forums looking for "interesting" Windows 8 problems, I ran across numerous references to another nice tool from the folks at Piriform (about whose CCleaner ...

  • September 22, 2014 22 Sep'14

    Ouch! "Zombie OS" Still Outweighs Win8 on the Desktop

    Looking at the desktop operating system market share pie chart over at NetMarketShare.com this morning, I couldn't help but observe that Microsoft's "zombie OS" -- by which I of course mean Windows ...

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