• June 05, 2013 05 Jun'13

    Windows 8.1 security, management enhancements entice enterprise IT

    Microsoft missed the boat on the enterprise message for Windows 8. Can it win over IT with security features and other enhancements in Windows 8.1?

  • June 03, 2013 03 Jun'13

    Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update cycle expected to burden IT

    Microsoft made good on its Windows Blue initiative with a preview of the Windows 8.1 update, but some say faster updates will burden IT departments.

  • June 03, 2013 03 Jun'13

    In Wake of Computex, First Surface Pro 2 Hints Start Circulating

    OK, so it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that MS has to do something to boost Surface Pro battery life, not only to establish parity with other emerging Windows 8 tablets, but also ...

  • May 27, 2013 27 May'13

    Could AMD really leapfrog Intel with its new graphics-intensive mobile CPUs?

    Well, well, well. It's been forever since the worm turned and AMD got a leg up on Intel--almost seven years, in fact, since the introduction of Intel's Core family of processors whipped the ...

  • May 24, 2013 24 May'13

    Analysis of Windows 8.1 "Blue" APIs Reveals Cool Coming Attractions

    Over at PC World, Mark Hachman reports on a terrific bit of Windows 8.1 (Microsoft's now-official name for the next upcoming Windows desktop release, preview due out on later this month) code ...

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  • May 23, 2013 23 May'13

    Soluto Survey Shows Only Minimal Use of Tile-based Windows 8 Apps

    Call them "Windows Store apps," "Modern UI apps," or even "Metro apps," the latest monthly report from Soluto reveals that these apps don't figure much into how actual users employ their Windows 8 ...

  • May 20, 2013 20 May'13

    Surprising Difficulty in Killing Initial Windows 8 Login Account

    As I mentioned in my last blog post, I've been setting up and breaking in a new touch-screen convertible tablet/ultrabook Dell PC recently. Last Thursday and Friday, in fact, I found myself in a ...

  • May 17, 2013 17 May'13

    Breaking In a New Tablet/Ultrabook: Dell XPS12

    I’m working with some staff at Dell, and with a loaner XPS12 convertible tablet/ultrabook running Windows 8, to explore ways to boost the usability and productivity gains (both personal and ...

  • May 15, 2013 15 May'13

    Preparing Surplus PCs for Loaner Use in the Classroom

    For the past year, I've had the pleasure of knowing that my son's 3rd grade class had the use of two extra laptops I had laying around unused for daily use in surfing the web, taking reading tests, ...

  • May 14, 2013 14 May'13

    Windows Blue Officially Called Windows 8.1

    The upcoming release of Windows 8, formerly known as Windows Blue, is now (drum roll, please) called Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 will be delivered as a free update to Windows 8 and Windows RT and it ...

  • May 13, 2013 13 May'13

    Mary Jo Foley Has a Great Take on Windows Blue Changes

    Lately, there's been lots of interpretation and speculation swirling about the general topic of Windows "Blue" (aka Windows 8.1, scheduled for release to the world sometime before the end of 2013). ...

  • May 10, 2013 10 May'13

    Windows Blue Gets PowerShell 4.0, Too

    Just saw a very interesting bit of "build detective work," by Rafael Rivera over at the Within Windows blog. It's entitled "Windows 8.1, PowerShell 4.0, and new cmdlets." For those not already in ...

  • May 09, 2013 09 May'13

    Windows 8 updates, mini Surface tablets on the horizon

    A Windows 8 update is expected in the coming months, along with mini Surface tablets. But will enterprises take notice?

  • May 08, 2013 08 May'13

    Windows Blue Restores Traditional Desktop Orientation to Win8: Duh!

    For the past few weeks, the Windows pundits and mavens have been enjoying an extended "I-told-you-so" moment with Microsoft's latest desktop OS, as detailed investigation of the upcoming revision ...

  • May 06, 2013 06 May'13

    MyFaves 5: Windows (8) To Go + Fast USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    Windows To Go is Microsoft's name for a portable, flash-based implementation of Windows 8 on a USB Flash Drive (aka UFD, in MS-speak). Windows To Go works with BitLocker encryption to protect the ...