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  • October 02, 2013 02 Oct'13

    A Return to the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant

    I'm facing an interesting issue that I'm sure is at least somewhere on the minds of fellow Windows-focused IT professionals -- namely, how well an upgrade might work from Windows 7 or Vista to ...

  • September 30, 2013 30 Sep'13

    Best practices for a Windows XP migration to Windows 7 or Windows 8

    Windows XP support ends on April 8, 2014, and businesses that haven't upgraded should follow best practices to move ahead with a Windows XP migration.

  • September 27, 2013 27 Sep'13

    More Windows 8 Weirdness: Fixing Flaky RDP

    I've got a total of 5 out of 8 PCs in my house running Windows 8 now, and every now and then I encounter some new form of wacky Windows behavior that requires certain shenanigans to fix. I stumbled ...

  • September 25, 2013 25 Sep'13

    Windows ADK for 8.1 Now Available

    As of the end of August, a new version of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (aka the Windows ADK) is now available for Windows 8.1 (RTM version, which presumably means it will also work ...

  • September 22, 2013 22 Sep'13

    Automation Possibilities for VDI Are Endless

    Earlier this afternoon, I finished a story for SearchWindowsVirtualization.com that's currently entitled "Automation Technology in VDI Environments." Given that it usually takes a week or two ...

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  • September 20, 2013 20 Sep'13

    Ballmer confesses Microsoft mobile device missteps in final financial call

    Departing CEO Steve Ballmer admits that Microsoft missed a huge opportunity to be competitive in the now lavishly successful mobile device market.

  • September 20, 2013 20 Sep'13

    Microsoft Office alternatives give mobile users flexible productivity software

    Office productivity software alternatives from IBM, Huddle and others now integrate more mobile, social and collaboration features for the enterprise.

  • September 20, 2013 20 Sep'13

    Surface (Pro) 2 Launch on 9/23/2013 in NYC

    Microsoft is holding an invitation only press event next Monday, September 23, to announce its new generation of Surface tablets, currently known as Surface 2. Both the RT model (to which rumors ...

  • September 19, 2013 19 Sep'13

    Microsoft recalls Office 2013 update from September Patch Tuesday

    Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday updates have started to resemble motor vehicle recalls as the company once again encounters problems after releasing a public patch update. In the September Patch ...

  • September 18, 2013 18 Sep'13

    Microsoft ships Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM

    Microsoft is finally giving its bread and butter enterprise customers the ability to download Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM through its TechNet and MSDN subscriptions. Volume licensing customers also ...

  • September 18, 2013 18 Sep'13

    MS Shares Pricing Info for Windows 8.1

    Thanks to a report from Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet that posted yesterday, I can now tell you how much Windows 8.1 will cost those who wish to upgrade from a version of Windows earlier than 8.0 to ...

  • September 16, 2013 16 Sep'13

    Windows 8.1 Upgrade Gone Awry Teaches Valuable Lesson

    Having successfully upgraded a test machine to Windows 8.1 on Friday, I decided to do likewise to my son's brand-new state-of-the-art Dell XPS 27 All-in-One which showed up at the house about three ...

  • September 15, 2013 15 Sep'13

    Interesting Experiences with Win 8.1 RTM Installation

    I found myself in an "interesting" situation on Friday because I started up the Windows 8.1 installation on one of my test machines, then decided to abort after the first couple of screens. I was ...

  • September 13, 2013 13 Sep'13

    Dell goes private to attempt balancing act with PCs and IT services

    Newly private Dell will be able to take more risks and move its devices and services ambitions forward. What will this mean for Dell PCs?

  • September 10, 2013 10 Sep'13

    Microsoft relents, gives Windows 8.1 RTM to IT pros, developers

    After holding Windows 8.1 back from developers, Microsoft relented and made Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro RTM available to IT professionals and application developers through the TechNet and MSDN ...

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