• February 12, 2014 12 Feb'14

    Microsoft's cloud initiative, streamlined transition gives hope

    Microsoft's cloud transformation to a mobile and services company may be exciting, but can it retain its bread-and-butter enterprise IT customers?

  • February 12, 2014 12 Feb'14

    Microsoft mobile, cloud strategy hold key to transforming its future

    Microsoft is undergoing a transformation to focus on mobile and the cloud, but will the industry continue to stick with the software giant?

  • February 10, 2014 10 Feb'14

    Desktop Disappears: How to Recover the Desktop Tile in Windows 8.*

    A great recent post from Sergey Tkachenko over at WinAero explains how to recover the Desktop tile on the Modern UI Start screen for Windows 8 and 8.1, should it ever go missing. That post is ...

  • February 07, 2014 07 Feb'14

    Huh!? Web Application Firewall Blocks Access to Local School District Server

    My 10-year-old son is a cheerful and active computer user, and is already able to download and print homework assignments from the fourth grade pages on his school's website. He's also a pretty ...

  • February 05, 2014 05 Feb'14

    Getting Desktop Virtualization Right

    I recently wrote an article with my old buddy Earl Follis for SearchVirtualDesktop entitled "Vendor options for VDI deployment -- sans Microsoft." In response, Rick Mack, an SME at Dell based in ...

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  • February 03, 2014 03 Feb'14

    Microsoft Store slashes prices on Windows 8.1 Tablets

    When I started seeing the news online this morning about recent discounts on various Windows 8.1 tablets, I couldn't take them seriously. But upon traipsing over to the Microsoft Store online (the ...

  • January 31, 2014 31 Jan'14

    Windows XP death expected to resuscitate the PC industry

    The Windows XP end of life could revive the breathless PC industry as enterprise IT shops buy new systems to upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8.

  • January 31, 2014 31 Jan'14

    New MS Theme Song: "Take the Long Way Home"

    OK, so the latest Windows 8.1 Update 1 rumors are out, and they're reporting something nearly everybody who's ever used a Windows 8 version of any kind on a PC already knew, be that version beta, ...

  • January 29, 2014 29 Jan'14

    Upcoming Win8.1 Update to Reduce Disk & Memory Footprint

    In the past 10 days, rumors about the upcoming Windows 8.1 update have started to circulate with some degree of urgency and plenty of frequency. There are two particularly interest elements in ...

  • January 29, 2014 29 Jan'14

    Windows XP migration tools cut albatross from IT's neck

    Dell Software releases new upgrade to KACE K2000 to enable IT to better automate tasks and migrate off of Windows XP more quickly.

  • January 27, 2014 27 Jan'14

    Interesting Win8.* Results for Endpoint Security Suites from AV-Test

    The latest results from AV-Test, an independent anti-malware and security software testing group based in Magdeburg, Germany, are out. In particular, results for what the site calls "Corporate ...

  • January 24, 2014 24 Jan'14

    Getting Desktops Ready for Windows 8(.*)

    I've just taken delivery of a new Fujitsu Q704 Tablet with a keyboard dock that turns it into a somewhat hefty (4 lbs 12 oz, or 2.175 kg, according to my digital office scale) notebook PC. Although ...

  • January 22, 2014 22 Jan'14

    MS Disk2vhd Gets an Update!

    Anybody who's been reading this blog for awhile knows I have a fondness for helpful Windows utilities of interest to admins, power users, and others who must make Windows behave properly on a ...

  • January 20, 2014 20 Jan'14

    Surface Pro 2 Firmware Updates Start Trickling Out Over Weekend

    Unusually attentive owners of Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 might have noticed a partial, out of band firmware update for the Surface Pro 2 this weekend (Saturday, January 18). Mary Jo Foley reports on ...

  • January 17, 2014 17 Jan'14

    What's Intel's Next Big Thing?

    Tablets, data centers, wearables and more are Intel’s Next Big Thing. In fact new technologies is where Intel intends to place more emphasis as it seeks to capture new sources of revenue and reduce ...