• August 02, 2013 02 Aug'13

    Desktop admin jobs hit with mobility responsibilities

    As application access is changing from desktop to mobile, so are the jobs of traditional desktop admins.

  • August 02, 2013 02 Aug'13

    Windows 8.1 OEM Release Scheduled before End of August '13

    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 ...

  • August 01, 2013 01 Aug'13

    Can Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview entice business users?

    Microsoft ships Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview on the heels of Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows RT 8.1 Preview updates.

  • July 29, 2013 29 Jul'13

    Compelling Win8.1 Feature: Device-Friendly App Development

    Though Windows 8.1 offers some very nice features and functions -- and in some cases, ones that are absolutely vital (as with a reworked Start menu, and improved desktop access) to any hopes the OS ...

  • July 29, 2013 29 Jul'13

    Lines between tablets, notebooks and ultra-mobile PCs blur

    How does a tablet differ from a notebook or an ultra-mobile PC? Here's how to determine which is which.

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  • July 26, 2013 26 Jul'13

    Tweak Win8.1 UI, or Switch to Start Replacement?

    I am a big fan of Ed Bott's ZDNet blog posts, which often deal with Windows topics, under the general heading of The Ed Bott Report. Earlier this week (July 23) he posted a little gem entitled "The ...

  • July 24, 2013 24 Jul'13

    Now I Know Why There's a Start8 1.17 Beta: For Win8.1

    Anybody who's been reading this blog for the last year knows that I'm a big fan of the $5 Stardock software utility known as Start8. While it's not free (and for those who want to spend absolutely ...

  • July 22, 2013 22 Jul'13

    More frequent versions also means more "rapid update cadence" for Windows 8.1

    Late last week, Microsoft pushed out a batch of new fixes for the Windows 8.1 Preview for x86, x64, and RT versions. This comes about a week after Patch Tuesday, and includes five fixes -- one ...

  • July 22, 2013 22 Jul'13

    First-ever CCIE, Stuart Briggs, Has Passed Away

    It's a little known fact that the first CCIE number issued was CCIE #1025 (210+1). Apparently, Cisco didn't want to start the program with number 1, so they started it with one more than two raised ...

  • July 19, 2013 19 Jul'13

    Windows 8.1 Brings Added Security to the Table

    It's probably part of Microsoft's push to extend uptake of Windows 8.1 beyond the enthusiast/home user level, but I'm seeing some very interesting security improvements in Windows 8.1. Some of them ...

  • July 19, 2013 19 Jul'13

    How Microsoft is like a woodpecker

    By Diana Hwang As I sit on my friend's porch in New Hampshire staring at a lake, I can see and hear the woodpeckers as they drum on various trees around her property in search of food. Microsoft ...

  • July 18, 2013 18 Jul'13

    Bye, Bye TechNet, Bye, Bye!

    I've known about this since the beginning of July, but am just now getting around to sharing the news with my blog readers that MS is preparing to phase out its long-time, highly-valued TechNet ...

  • July 18, 2013 18 Jul'13

    Microsoft readying Windows 8.1 download for Windows To Go USB stick

    Microsoft will soon provide the ability to download Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview on Windows To Go USB sticks.

  • July 18, 2013 18 Jul'13

    Corporate PC reliance continues, but PC market slumps on tablet use

    Tablet use has affected the PC market, but the corporate world continues to rely on desktops and use tablets only as supplemental devices.

  • July 18, 2013 18 Jul'13

    Intel admits it was too slow to capture the ultra-mobile PC market

    Can a huge organization become a faster and nimbler company to capture emerging markets? Intel seems to think so. After taking the helm as Intel Corp.’s new CEO in May, Brian Kzanich met with the ...