• 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.

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  • 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 ...

  • July 15, 2013 15 Jul'13

    WSCC: Great Console For Windows Admins Gathers Great Software

    The folks at Romanian software company KirySoft have put together the Windows System Control Center, aka WSCC, which gathers the cream of the Windows systems tools together under a single ...

  • July 15, 2013 15 Jul'13

    Microsoft slashes Surface RT price

    A while ago I wrote about the $99 Surface RT I scored for my kids at TechEd North America in June, which for that price was a steal. To this day, I still believe it, although my kids don’t use the ...

  • July 12, 2013 12 Jul'13

    2-Part PowerShell Jump Start Series Kicks off Next Week

    Microsoft regularly offers one- and two-day Jump Start seminars through the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). Shortly, the first of a two-part series on the outstanding PowerShell OS scripting ...

  • July 12, 2013 12 Jul'13

    Microsoft reorganization to impact Windows desktop, device deployments

    Experts expect the Microsoft reorganization and its efforts to be a devices, cloud services company to affect Windows desktop and device deployments.

  • July 11, 2013 11 Jul'13

    Windows 8 online training courses offer low-cost, flexible options

    Online IT training centers are adding Windows 8 online courses to educate IT pros on how to deploy and administer the new OS.

  • July 10, 2013 10 Jul'13

    Big Patch Tuesday Comes and Goes

    Wow! I'm seeing lots of activity as per yesterday's (July 9, 2013) Patch Tuesday. My Windows 7 machines report 30 updates, and my Windows 8 machines 28. Here's the breakdown: Patch Tuesday 7/9/2013 ...

  • July 09, 2013 09 Jul'13

    Windows 8.1 RTM availability revealed

    The forthcoming latter half of the year will see lots of new systems based on Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system. Microsoft will ship the RTM version of Windows 8.1 to OEMs by the end of ...

  • July 08, 2013 08 Jul'13

    Dang! Windows 8.1 Smart Search Has a Dark Side

    I'd noticed the stories last week about how the Bing Ads platform is integrated into the new Windows 8.1 Smart Search capability, but I didn't really understand what this means until I ran across a ...

  • July 05, 2013 05 Jul'13

    Installing Windows 8.1 gives you time for lunch

    If you’re thinking of trying the new Windows 8.1 preview Microsoft released last week, make sure you leave a good 1.5 hours to perform the install. Watch something you DVRed, read a book or catch ...