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  • November 15, 2013 15 Nov'13

    Bringing Back WEI to Win8.1

    I found myself on the phone this morning, talking to my former MCSE trainer, Herb Martin, who also happens to be something of a PowerShell and .NET programming whiz as well. I've gotten far enough ...

  • November 13, 2013 13 Nov'13

    Windows Experience Not Entirely Gone from Win8.1 -- Merely Invisible

    Woody Leonhard has been one of my ongoing sources for tips, tricks, and inside Windows (and MS Office) information for over 20 years now. That's why I was delighted to find an unusually tasty ...

  • November 11, 2013 11 Nov'13

    Say! You CAN use Gadgets in Windows 8: 8GadgetPack to the Rescue

    Thanks to old friend, occasional co-author, and MS Security MVP Deb Shinder, I'm now aware of a snazzy little utility named 8GadgetPack that restores those ever-so-handy-and-informative desktop ...

  • November 08, 2013 08 Nov'13

    Further Clarity on the UEFI-GPT Issues with Windows 8 Boot Manager

    Yesterday, I got on the phone with Jim Thomas and Anna Pankratova of Paragon Software, to dig a bit more deeply into the issues inherent in creating images for GPT boot drives on Windows 8 (and ...

  • November 07, 2013 07 Nov'13

    Microsoft's Ballmer predicts cloud computing impact on IT

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer believes the cloud is going to change the way IT professionals work – like it or not. Ballmer addressed IT professionals this week in a fireside chat session in the U.K. ...

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  • November 06, 2013 06 Nov'13

    Interesting UEFI Learning Adventure with Win8

    In getting several (5) systems up and running on Windows 8 and 8.1 recently, I've had the chance to learn a great deal more recently about the way that UEFI systems work and behave, particularly ...

  • November 04, 2013 04 Nov'13

    Dreading a migration? New Windows XP tools may ease the pain

    Enterprise tools can provide IT admins with views of their software licenses and ease the migration pain from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8.

  • November 04, 2013 04 Nov'13

    No Jumping SIDs with "Refresh Your PC"

    I learned an interesting if somewhat painful and time-consuming lesson this weekend -- namely, the Windows 8.x "Refresh your PC" mechanism will not permit you to restore a backup from Win8.x one ...

  • November 01, 2013 01 Nov'13

    Surprisingly Strong Jump in Windows 8.1 Usage in First Month Post-Release

    Numerous outlets are reporting about Windows 8.1 usage figures online, generally based on NetMarketShare numbers (see "Windows 8.1 Market Share on Desktop" for an illustration). Baldly stated, ...

  • November 01, 2013 01 Nov'13

    Microsoft's internal Project XP seeks to migrate Windows XP businesses

    Microsoft is pushing customers to migrate Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8 while some software vendors undermine its efforts by continuing app support.

  • October 28, 2013 28 Oct'13

    Thurrott Previews the Surface Docking Station

    The much-awaited and anticipated Surface Docking Station from Microsoft gets a once-over in a recent piece from Paul Thurrot. The piece is entitled "Surface Docking Station: First Impressions and ...

  • October 28, 2013 28 Oct'13

    How Microsoft is like a Weeble

    Microsoft is like a Weeble. The company wobbles time after time but it doesn't fall down. This ability for Microsoft to bounce back up after wobbling on shaky ground this past fiscal year came to a ...

  • October 23, 2013 23 Oct'13

    Hey! Hey! My Reliability Monitor Is Back

    When I installed the Soluto startup and runtime monitoring and reporting tools on my production machine a while back, soon afterward I discovered that the Windows Reliability Monitor had quit ...

  • October 22, 2013 22 Oct'13

    Mobile workstations deliver high-end computing power -- for a price

    Mobile workstations from Dell, Toshiba and HP pack plenty of computing power and weigh less than their predecessors, but prices may limit adoption.

  • October 21, 2013 21 Oct'13

    Interesting Post-Win8.1 GA IE Shenanigans and Other Complaints

    I've upgraded three machines to the Windows 8.1 GA release now, including my primary production machine (I reported on an in-place upgrade on this machine from Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 8 on October ...

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