- October 27, 2014
Last Friday, two interesting and complementary blog posts appeared, each with its own discussion of security in the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview version. The first comes from Microsoft ...
- October 24, 2014
PCs are not dead and neither is Microsoft. The company proved the skeptics wrong and posted strong revenue for its fiscal year first quarter 2015 earnings. Microsoft posted $23.2 billion in ...
- October 24, 2014
Let's say you've been meaning to install Windows 10 on a test machine, but you haven't gotten around to that just yet. Because MS has already released another version of the Windows 10 Preview, ...
- October 22, 2014
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
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 ...
Sponsored by Citrix - Digital transformation changes how business processes are completed, with new apps and services being essential elements in the entire process. Understandably, the focus of many businesses has been on the design, creation, and deployment of these apps. But they are beginning to realize that they cannot afford to ignore perhaps the most important aspect of launching new software: user adoption. Put simply, if workers don’t use the new apps and digital services, nothing has transformed. Costly digital transformations can come to naught. This is not an edge case that most organizations don’t have to worry about. According to a McKinsey study, 70% of digital transformation initiatives fail, with much of the problem resulting from a lack of adoption. See More
Sponsored by NetApp - Here’s a simple truth for cloud architects of any background, whether developers, line-of-business managers or traditional IT: Nobody wants to—or even can—use yesterday’s practices to build the applications of tomorrow. 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 Citrix - Digital transformation has rewritten the processes and activities that support the modern organization. Many of these changes have improved the employee experience, but perhaps none so much as the move from monolithic applications to microapps. See More
- October 17, 2014
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
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
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 ...
- October 10, 2014
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
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
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
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
Microsoft previews Windows 10 with more enterprise controls, but IT pros need more details before considering a migration.
- October 01, 2014
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
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 ...