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  • July 03, 2013 03 Jul'13

    Hey! Hey! Win8 Marketshare Finally Surpasses Vista's

    Take a quick look at these numbers from NetMarketShare's Desktop Operating System Market Share graph for the period through the end of June, 2013. Though XP (37.17%) and 7 (44.37%) are still way ...

  • July 03, 2013 03 Jul'13

    MeasureUp Becomes "Official Practice Test Provider" for VMware

    Last week, long-time practice test developer MeasureUp (now a part of Pearson, by way of VUE, by way of Certiport) announced it has been named "the official practice exam provider for VMware ...

  • July 03, 2013 03 Jul'13

    Microsoft attempts to make Surface RT tablet enterprise-worthy

    Microsoft's Surface RT is a consumer device, while Surface Pro is designed for enterprises, but there may be a place for the RT in the corporate world.

  • July 01, 2013 01 Jul'13

    Smart Search Provides Big Boost to Win8.1

    With the update/install process behind me now on a couple of laptops (2/3s of my Windows 8 test machine bench), I'm starting to find my way into the latest OS release from Microsoft. What's struck ...

  • June 28, 2013 28 Jun'13

    Methods for Installing Windows 8.1 Preview

    OK, so I've gotten far enough into the Windows 8.1 Preview that I've learned about two different ways to get hold of the software and run it on a test (or other) PC. On the one hand, you can find ...

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  • June 27, 2013 27 Jun'13

    App developers rush to fill Windows 8 application void

    As Microsoft touts Windows 8.1, tool developers rush to fill the need for Windows 8 applications.

  • June 27, 2013 27 Jun'13

    Microsoft relents on UI changes, restores Start button to Windows 8.1

    Microsoft Windows 8.1 preview includes a number features -- including the Start button -- that will be accessible across a plethora of new devices.

  • June 26, 2013 26 Jun'13

    Windows 8.1 Preview Countdown Underway

    11:30 Preview is available!!! Here it is! Keep reading for more information... The x64 download is 3,580 MB, the x86 is 2,660 MB (DVD format, which involves extra files). Starting my downloads now, ...

  • June 25, 2013 25 Jun'13

    Dell software asset management tool aids licensing compliance

    Dell will simplify software asset management with an updated K1000 to keep track of software licensing, and Windows OS and app migration.

  • June 24, 2013 24 Jun'13

    Windows 8.1 Preview Due Out Wednesday

    The Microsoft Build conference for software developers kicks off at the Moscone Center in San Francisco this Wednesday and by no coincidence whatsoever that's the same day MS will fire off a ...

  • June 22, 2013 22 Jun'13

    Soluto Brings Remote Monitoring to iPhone, iPad

    If you've been following this blog for any length of time, you've seen me write repeatedly about Israeli software company Soluto and their Soluto PC management and tracking software. These days, ...

  • June 21, 2013 21 Jun'13

    Hmmm...Gartner Gets Behind Windows 8.1 For Business Use

    The analysts have never been terribly kind to Windows 8, with the majority of firms maintaining what can only be described as a "safe distance" from Microsoft's latest desktop offering launched in ...

  • June 19, 2013 19 Jun'13

    USB 3.0 Makes a Big Difference

    When I bought two Lenovo notebooks last year -- a T520 and an X220 Tablet -- one of my regrets was that I had to buy immediately and couldn't wait for the USB 3.0 versions of those models to become ...

  • June 17, 2013 17 Jun'13

    Q&A: Microsoft's Erwin Visser discloses Windows 8 mobile strategy

    Microsoft GM Erwin Visser discusses the company's mobile strategy for Windows 8 and the need to deliver one device supporting all types of computing.

  • June 17, 2013 17 Jun'13

    Q&A: Microsoft's Erwin Visser on Windows 8.1 updates, security

    Microsoft's Erwin Visser discusses Windows 8.1 features, how IT can keep pace with faster update cycles and Windows security enhancements.

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