- August 30, 2013
I've said it in this blog before, I'm saying it now, and I'll no doubt say it again: Woody Leonhard is a genuine Windows guru, and always has something interesting and informative to say about his ...
- August 28, 2013
That's the substance of a comment posted to a story that appeared yesterday on The Verge, entitled "Windows 8.1 leaks on the web ahead of its October release," which reports that "a localized ...
- August 27, 2013
Microsoft is right on time. The software giant released its Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT RTM version to PC hardware vendors this week. In a post by Microsoft's Antoine Leblond, the company said ...
- August 26, 2013
OK, so now we not only know that the official release date for Windows 8.1 will be October 17/18, 2013 (4 AM on 10/18 in New Zealand, 10 AM 10/17 in Redmond), but now we also know that last Friday ...
- August 23, 2013
My last blog post was entitled "Windows 7 File Recovery Absent from Windows 8.1," and disclosed my discovery that image backup facilities are no longer built into the upcoming Windows 8.1 release ...
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- August 21, 2013
As I'm getting to learn the latest Windows 8.1 release from the current Pro Preview version that's available, I've been finding my way into some of its more obscure or random wrinkles. In ...
- August 19, 2013
I've written repeatedly about a great, free SourceForge utility called WinDirStat for this blog over the years. But just this morning, I learned something about the program I didn't know -- namely ...
- August 14, 2013
If I owned Microsoft stock I would be none too pleased right now. Microsoft was slapped with a class action suit this week by New York-based law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP on behalf ...
- August 14, 2013
Score one for the Russian rumornets: Ed Bott has just reported that Windows 8.1 will go into general availability (GA, open to the general public) release at 12 AM in New Zealand (which Mr. Bott ...
- August 12, 2013
Microsoft's brand-new "...by the Numbers" page presents a Modern UI tile-based interface to visitors and tracks counts of all kinds of interesting facts and trivia about the company. Here's a ...
- August 09, 2013
No matter how long I work with Windows stuff, I always keep learning something new. This morning, I picked up a rumor trace from Win8China, courtesy of Neowin.net ("Windows 8.1 build 9477 ...
- August 07, 2013
Group Program Manager for Windows Security and Identity Dustin Ingalls recently posted an interesting item to the Windows for your Business blog, in the wake of his attendance at the Black Hat ...
- August 05, 2013
My nine year old son, Gregory, is suffering from techno-lust. He wants to buy a an XPS 27 Touch, a Dell 27" All-in-One touchscreen PC that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed, along with 8 GB RAM, a ...
- August 02, 2013
As application access is changing from desktop to mobile, so are the jobs of traditional desktop admins.
- August 02, 2013
Although the exact date isn't yet known, the OEM release for Windows 8.1 is likely to occur during the final week of the month. Given that the 26th of August is a Monday, it's not impossible that ...