- September 16, 2014
Microsoft is covering its bases on the enterprise and consumer fronts. First, the company on Sept. 30 will show a technical preview of Windows 9 highlighting its enterprise focus. Second, Microsoft ...
- September 15, 2014
For those not already in the know, Sysinternals is the name of a former company that's now part of Microsoft that's long been a source for some of the very best Windows monitoring, management, and ...
- September 12, 2014
Earlier this week, Update Tuesday occurred, bringing with it anywhere from one to two dozen updates (more for machines with MS Office installed, less for those without). As is my usual practice, I ...
- September 10, 2014
I ran across an interesting story on Neowin this morning. Entitled "New Intel drivers give up to 30% performance boost for Surface Pro 3," it actually covers more than just the latest Microsoft ...
- September 08, 2014
Should IT pros stay with Windows 7 or leave now that mainstream support ends in January 2015? It might depend on which Windows OS you trust the most.
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- September 08, 2014
The IFA took place in Berlin, Germany last week, where Intel took the opportunity to share a lot more information about its latest upcoming family of mobile processors. (IFA is German, and stands ...
- September 05, 2014
In the ongoing battle to increase system stability on my production PC, I've found a new point of interest and attack in the Reliability Monitor log for my primary production PC -- namely, Secunia ...
- September 03, 2014
In the wake of a series of botched Windows Updates that started on August 12 (our first "Update Tuesday" if you like the new nomenclature, or our most recent "Patch Tuesday" if you prefer the old), ...
- September 01, 2014
With the introduction of Windows Server 2012 R2 in October 2013, Microsoft first introduced what it called "extended replication" for Hyper-V. This facility permits any Hyper-V VM to be directed to ...
- August 29, 2014
On August 18, I blogged about the withdrawal of a series of updates originally released on August 12 -- most notably, KB2982791. At that time, MS recommended that IT admins at least consider ...
- August 27, 2014
One of the sites I scan regularly for fodder for this very blog is MajorGeeks.com (MG), a well-curated site of mostly free (some shareware) Windows tools and utilities. I've been a devoted and ...
- August 25, 2014
The news sites are abuzz with word from the official Chinese Xinhua News Agency yesterday (August 24) that Chinese engineers are crafting their own home-grown operating system for desktop PCs and ...
- August 22, 2014
IT pros debate whether companies should replace PCs every two years instead of following conventional wisdom of three to four years. In today's world, one size doesn't fit all, and a two-year cycle may work in some cases.
- August 22, 2014
OK, I confess: I don't always look at the Windows Reliability Monitor as often as I should. But when I did recently, I discovered an issue on my primary production Windows 8.1 desktop that further ...
- August 20, 2014
When MS pushed the August updates just over a week ago, they clearly did not expect the kinds of problems that have emerged in the wake of their release. In a revised version of security bulletin ...