• 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

  • July 05, 2013 05 Jul'13

    Touch mouse, trackpad drivers gain more oomph in Win8.1

    Here's an interesting story from the Synaptics news archives vis-à-vis Windows 8.1 "Touch and Gesture Performance is Further Enhanced with Windows 8.1" If you're like me, and one or more of your ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...