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  • November 28, 2014 28 Nov'14

    MS Music Deals: Region/Location Matters

    Hey! It's the holiday weekend so I'm departing from my usual more serious look at Windows platforms, tools, and technologies to dig into a vexing issue that momentarily impeded my pursuit of more ...

  • November 24, 2014 24 Nov'14

    Major Windows Server Hump Ahead: WS2003 EOL on 7/15/2015

    In researching a story for SearchWindowsServer late last week, I came face-to-face with some horrifying numbers. The first is a set of statistics from various sources that indicate more than 10 ...

  • November 21, 2014 21 Nov'14

    Intel's Driver Update Utility Gets a Makeover

    When I rebuilt my production PC at the beginning of November, I came face-to-face with a new incarnation of Intel's Driver Update Utility aka DUU. Now out in version 2.0, the tool no longer depends ...

  • November 20, 2014 20 Nov'14

    Educational gotcha from Windows 10 Technical Preview

    As I work with a new Windows version, I have a strong tendency to go haring off after internals info to better understand how things work. Recently, I've had great fun digging into the volume ...

  • November 17, 2014 17 Nov'14

    Vssadmin keeps an eye on "hidden" system snapshots

    In working on this blog over the years, I've written repeatedly about a great open source file management project named WinDirStat. Short for Windows Directory statistics, this SourceForge project ...

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  • November 14, 2014 14 Nov'14

    Check TenForums for Useful Win10 Info of All Kinds

    I've been a big fan of the various Windows Forums sites for years. This tight-knit but small group of Windows mavens punches well above its weight class, and has had great success with similar ...

  • November 12, 2014 12 Nov'14

    IT pros consider KACE systems management as a service

    Dell Software is investing in the cloud, and IT pros weigh in on KACE as a service-based systems management offering.

  • November 12, 2014 12 Nov'14

    MS Offers Create Installation Media Tool for Win8.1 Online

    For those who don't want to run a tool like the great Rufus, MS offers another option via the Windows 8 Web pages. Prosaically named mediacreationtool.exe, this utility is available as a free ...

  • November 12, 2014 12 Nov'14

    Microsoft's email Clutter tool helps to attain Inbox Zero

    Clutter is Microsoft's latest tool for Office 365 Outlook end users who want to dig out from the email chaos and achieve Inbox Zero.

  • November 10, 2014 10 Nov'14

    Can SSD Utilities Make a Difference?

    Having just rebuilt my production desktop one week ago, I'm still in the process of tweaking and tuning that system to bring it up to max performance. Over the weekend, I installed Samsung Magician ...

  • November 07, 2014 07 Nov'14

    Dell roadmap session centers on integration, skips KACE

    Dell Software outlined its product direction for its broad offerings during the roadmap session but left IT pros wanting to hear more about KACE.

  • November 07, 2014 07 Nov'14

    Great Admin Tool: System Restore Explorer

    Anybody who’s been reading this blog for a while knows that I collect – and blog about – useful Windows tools on a pretty regular basis. Here’s another one for consideration for your Windows ...

  • November 05, 2014 05 Nov'14

    After Two Weeks, I'm "Cautiously Optimistic" About Win10TP

    I've been running the Windows 10 Technical Preview (Win10TP, as I abbreviate it in my blog post title) for about two weeks now, and I'm feeling better about the environment and the experience of ...

  • November 03, 2014 03 Nov'14

    Adding Surface to the Mix Exposes "Interesting" Shared Account Settings Issues

    Earlier this month, I sold the Fujitsu Q704 Stylistic tablet PC that I purchased last January, having learned as much from it as I could, and having also decided it didn't present enough ...

  • October 31, 2014 31 Oct'14

    Can HP Make a Comeback?

    Next month HP is expected to reveal a new PC product line up aimed at the commercial market, a little over a month after it split the company in two. But questions still remain as to whether the ...

  • October 29, 2014 29 Oct'14

    Why eMMC Makes New-Crop Low-Budget Devices Cheap

    Right now, you can buy an el-cheapo HP Windows laptop for $200. It's designed to compete with Chromebooks, while offering a more familiar (and complete) computing experience -- at least, in the ...

  • October 27, 2014 27 Oct'14

    Windows 10 Strengthens Inbuilt Security

    Last Friday, two interesting and complementary blog posts appeared, each with its own discussion of security in the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview version. The first comes from Microsoft ...

  • October 24, 2014 24 Oct'14

    Microsoft Posts Strong Fiscal Year First Quarter Earnings

    PCs are not dead and neither is Microsoft. The company proved the skeptics wrong and posted strong revenue for its fiscal year first quarter 2015 earnings. Microsoft posted $23.2 billion in ...

  • October 24, 2014 24 Oct'14

    New Win10 user? Build 9860 ISO for clean install

    Let's say you've been meaning to install Windows 10 on a test machine, but you haven't gotten around to that just yet. Because MS has already released another version of the Windows 10 Preview, ...

  • October 22, 2014 22 Oct'14

    The TOTAL Commoditization of Windows PCs

    In the last week's technology news, I've been struck by the recent confluence of several business and technology factors that either promise or threaten -- I can't yet really decide which -- to ...

  • October 20, 2014 20 Oct'14

    Win10 cmd.exe Gets Major Enhancements

    In working with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and reading others' reviews of that environment, I've been forcibly struck by the major improvements and additions to the venerable old command ...

  • October 17, 2014 17 Oct'14

    Windows Server to Support Docker Containers

    On October 15, the Microsoft Open Technologies initiative announced that it plans to "deliver new container technologies in the upcoming wave of Windows Server releases." At the same time, the ...

  • October 15, 2014 15 Oct'14

    Update Tuesday Includes Three Critical Vulnerabilities & More

    Yesterday was the second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft's customary day to unleash its latest batch of updates, fixes, patches, and so forth. The October 14 collection included 30 mandatory items ...

  • October 14, 2014 14 Oct'14

    Win7 Games On Win8 (and Win10)

    Here's something I hadn't seen before, on the lighter side. Check out the following screen shot, which shows the Windows 7 game collection running on the Windows 8 desktop (it works on the Windows ...

  • October 10, 2014 10 Oct'14

    Drat! Driver Difficulties Could Require Full-blown WinTroubleshooting

    My son's desktop PC is a Haswell-vintage version of the excellent Dell XPS2720 touchscreen All-in-One. Mostly, it's a solid, stable, and dependable machine. But in the last two weeks, the network ...

  • October 09, 2014 09 Oct'14

    Can Microsoft’s Azure RemoteApp service be deployed without IT support?

    It’s been five months since Microsoft’s Azure RemoteApp service went into preview and some users have turned into pseudo-IT pros out of necessity. Two professors from Creighton University Heider ...

  • October 09, 2014 09 Oct'14

    Building the Perfect ISO UFD for Windows

    In my most recent prior blog, I observed that if you're installing Windows 10 on a Windows 8.* machine, you can simply mount the ISO as a "virtual CD drive" and install from there. That said, it's ...

  • October 03, 2014 03 Oct'14

    Is Windows 10 enterprise-ready? IT's not convinced

    Microsoft previews Windows 10 with more enterprise controls, but IT pros need more details before considering a migration.

  • October 01, 2014 01 Oct'14

    Skip a Version: Windows 10

    OK, so MS has confounded the pundits and bloggers, and has skipped a version to announce its latest incarnation of the Windows desktop operating system as Windows 10, not Windows 9, or something ...

  • September 29, 2014 29 Sep'14

    Could MS Be Getting "Ready to Rumble?"

    OK, so maybe I've been reading too much science fiction lately, and perhaps I'm seeing patterns where they don't exist. But please: ponder these data points and tell me if you can't agree that ...

  • September 26, 2014 26 Sep'14

    Free Forensics Tool Clones Raw Drive Data

    DataNumen is a Hong Kong based software company that specializes in data recovery technologies. For an outfit I'd never come across before, I was interested to observe a who's-who list of flagship ...

  • September 24, 2014 24 Sep'14

    Piriform Speccy Worth a Look

    In trolling over some of the Windows 8 Forums looking for "interesting" Windows 8 problems, I ran across numerous references to another nice tool from the folks at Piriform (about whose CCleaner ...

  • September 22, 2014 22 Sep'14

    Ouch! "Zombie OS" Still Outweighs Win8 on the Desktop

    Looking at the desktop operating system market share pie chart over at NetMarketShare.com this morning, I couldn't help but observe that Microsoft's "zombie OS" -- by which I of course mean Windows ...

  • September 19, 2014 19 Sep'14

    Enough Already: Time for a New Win8.1 Build

    Take a look at this recent graph from Reliability Monitor: it's today's output from my production PC and it shows a dismal reliability graph, with Internet Explorer leading the way into the cellar ...

  • September 17, 2014 17 Sep'14

    Ack! Emergency WinReBuild Goes Surprisingly Smoothly

    I'm not sure exactly what happened to my son's Dell XPS2720 All-in-One PC last week, but following the application of the Update Tuesday patches and fixes, the machine started flaking out big-time. ...

  • September 16, 2014 16 Sep'14

    Can Microsoft Do It Right With Windows 9?

    Microsoft is covering its bases on the enterprise and consumer fronts. First, the company on Sept. 30 will show a technical preview of Windows 9 highlighting its enterprise focus. Second, Microsoft ...

  • September 15, 2014 15 Sep'14

    Grab the Latest Sysinternals Suite (FREE)

    For those not already in the know, Sysinternals is the name of a former company that's now part of Microsoft that's long been a source for some of the very best Windows monitoring, management, and ...

  • September 12, 2014 12 Sep'14

    Interesting Experience with MS Malicious Software Removal Tool

    Earlier this week, Update Tuesday occurred, bringing with it anywhere from one to two dozen updates (more for machines with MS Office installed, less for those without). As is my usual practice, I ...

  • September 08, 2014 08 Sep'14

    IT preps for life as Windows 7 mainstream support ends

    Should IT pros stay with Windows 7 or leave now that mainstream support ends in January 2015? It might depend on which Windows OS you trust the most.

  • September 08, 2014 08 Sep'14

    At IFA Berlin, Intel Takes Wraps Off Core M "Broadwell" Specs

    The IFA took place in Berlin, Germany last week, where Intel took the opportunity to share a lot more information about its latest upcoming family of mobile processors. (IFA is German, and stands ...

  • September 05, 2014 05 Sep'14

    Secunia PSI, CSI, and Windows 8.1

    In the ongoing battle to increase system stability on my production PC, I've found a new point of interest and attack in the Reliability Monitor log for my primary production PC -- namely, Secunia ...

  • September 03, 2014 03 Sep'14

    Rollup Redux: MS Re-releases KB 2975719 on September 2

    In the wake of a series of botched Windows Updates that started on August 12 (our first "Update Tuesday" if you like the new nomenclature, or our most recent "Patch Tuesday" if you prefer the old), ...

  • September 01, 2014 01 Sep'14

    Azure Site Recovery Offers Private Cloud Replication/Recovery

    With the introduction of Windows Server 2012 R2 in October 2013, Microsoft first introduced what it called "extended replication" for Hyper-V. This facility permits any Hyper-V VM to be directed to ...

  • August 29, 2014 29 Aug'14

    MS Pushes New OOB Update to Replace Withdrawn KB2982791

    On August 18, I blogged about the withdrawal of a series of updates originally released on August 12 -- most notably, KB2982791. At that time, MS recommended that IT admins at least consider ...

  • August 27, 2014 27 Aug'14

    Goodbye CCleaner, Hello Wise Disk Cleaner?

    One of the sites I scan regularly for fodder for this very blog is MajorGeeks.com (MG), a well-curated site of mostly free (some shareware) Windows tools and utilities. I've been a devoted and ...

  • August 25, 2014 25 Aug'14

    Look Out Windows, Here Comes China

    The news sites are abuzz with word from the official Chinese Xinhua News Agency yesterday (August 24) that Chinese engineers are crafting their own home-grown operating system for desktop PCs and ...

  • August 22, 2014 22 Aug'14

    Two-year PC replacement saves cost, raises productivity

    IT pros debate whether companies should replace PCs every two years instead of following conventional wisdom of three to four years. In today's world, one size doesn't fit all, and a two-year cycle may work in some cases.

  • August 22, 2014 22 Aug'14

    Chronic OneDrive/SkyDrive Problems Widespread

    OK, I confess: I don't always look at the Windows Reliability Monitor as often as I should. But when I did recently, I discovered an issue on my primary production Windows 8.1 desktop that further ...

  • August 20, 2014 20 Aug'14

    MS Recommends Uninstalling Any of 4 Recent Updates

    When MS pushed the August updates just over a week ago, they clearly did not expect the kinds of problems that have emerged in the wake of their release. In a revised version of security bulletin ...

  • August 20, 2014 20 Aug'14

    Internet Explorer 8 end of life calls for updates now

    Microsoft is ending security and technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer running on Windows 7 PCs by Jan. 12, 2016. Web apps still running past the Internet Explorer 8 end of life deadline face compromising legacy data.

  • August 18, 2014 18 Aug'14

    MS Quietly Extends Hotfixes for All Current IE Versions After Recent Security Update

    I didn't actually experience any problems myself -- at least, not that I noticed -- after last week's Update Tuesday brought a round of security updates for all current versions of the Internet ...

  • August 15, 2014 15 Aug'14

    Precision Touchpad Updates on Update Tuesday

    I read with interest in the previews of coming attractions for last Tuesday's Windows updates that "Precision touchpad improvements" were on their way into Windows 8.1 as part of the limited set of ...

  • August 13, 2014 13 Aug'14

    Intel Wireless Driver Update Causes Win8.1 Repair Gyrations

    After installing yesterday's "Update Tuesday" security and functionality updates on my Fujitsu Q704, I ran the Intel Driver Update Utility on that machine to see what might be new on that front, ...

  • August 11, 2014 11 Aug'14

    Numerous Security and Other Updates Due August 12

    When MS published its Advance Notification for the first-ever "Update Tuesday" coming August 12, it listed 9 security bulletins therein. Of these 9, 6 affect modern Windows Desktops (Window 7, 8, ...

  • August 06, 2014 06 Aug'14

    MS Explains "August updates" for Windows 8.1 and more

    Yesterday, MS Senior MarComm Manager Brandon LeBlanc posted some interesting info about the upcoming updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 scheduled for August 12 (next week) over on ...

  • August 05, 2014 05 Aug'14

    Windows 8.1 gets minor enhancements

    IT pros who need to upgrade end users with the latest version of Windows 8.1 have a few days left to install Windows 8.1 Update before August 12. Microsoft next week will update Windows 8.1 again ...

  • August 04, 2014 04 Aug'14

    New Version of PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit Available

    Over the weekend,  a new version of the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit appeared online at CodePlex. Labeled Version 3.1.5, this latest iteration to a substantial collection of PowerShell scripts ...

  • July 30, 2014 30 Jul'14

    Rumor Roundup: Windows' Future Lacks Clarity

    With the upcoming release of Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly immanent, expected to fall on Patch Tuesday in August (8/12/2014), there's certainly been a lot of fuss and bother lately about what's ...

  • July 26, 2014 26 Jul'14

    Oops! IE Tops Zero-Day Hit List for H1 2014

    The Bromium Labs Research Brief entitled "Endpoint Exploitation Trends H1 2014" released on July 22 shows Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the lead for a crown it probably doesn't want -- namely, ...

  • July 25, 2014 25 Jul'14

    USB 3.0 for SATA Drive Repair

    A recent post over on Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows just reminded me about an essential item in any Windows admin's repair and recovery toolkit -- namely a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter or drive ...

  • July 23, 2014 23 Jul'14

    Can Satya Nadella bring Microsoft back from the Dark Side?

    By Diana Hwang Satya Nadella reminds me of Yoda. That’s saying a lot since Microsoft has always had been likened to the Evil Empire and whomever was at the helm was Darth Vader. No, Nadella is not ...

  • July 23, 2014 23 Jul'14

    "One Windows?" Not really...

    It looks like there's been a bit of misplaced hullaballoo in the wake of yesterday's 7/22/2014 Microsoft earnings call for Q4, during which CEO Satya Nadella is quoted as saying: "We will ...

  • July 21, 2014 21 Jul'14

    ThinkPad 10 Finally Available from Lenovo Store

    Although the ThinkPad 10 has been a "known entity" since late 2013, and listed at the Lenovo Store since March or April of 2014, it was only last week -- while I was away from my office on ...

  • July 11, 2014 11 Jul'14

    Look Out! End of Mainstream Support for Win7 in January 2015

    It doesn't seem like that much time has gone by since the release of Windows 7, but free mainstream support for that operating system from Microsoft comes to an end on January 13, 2015. On July 2, ...

  • July 10, 2014 10 Jul'14

    More Office 365 subscription plans, pricing changes ahead

    Microsoft will replace existing Office 365 SMB plans in October, increasing the user cap for all plans and cutting per-user monthly fees for some plans.

  • July 08, 2014 08 Jul'14

    Got SA? If not, expect Office 365 pricing increase

    Microsoft will institute a 15% price hike for Office 365 enterprise volume subscribers without a Software Assurance plan.

  • July 07, 2014 07 Jul'14

    Could "Upgrade Windows at any Cost" include FREE?

    At the end of last week, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley posted a story on the upcoming next major Windows release, code-named Threshold, often called Windows 9. She slipped an interesting remark right past ...

  • July 02, 2014 02 Jul'14

    MS Rethinking Windows Store "Upgrades?"

    Over the past few months, I've blogged repeatedly about issues related to installing (or rather, failing to install) the Windows 8.1 Update 1 for Windows 8.1. Windows experts such as Woody Leonhard ...

  • July 01, 2014 01 Jul'14

    When to buy a 2-in-1 laptop vs. a PC

    The recent spate of 2-in-1 laptops, such as the Surface Pro 3, has sparked interest among IT pros who wonder whether the devices can replace PCs.

  • June 30, 2014 30 Jun'14

    Google Ups Cloud Storage Ante

    Last week, I reported that OneDrive raised the ceiling on free storage, and that Google Drive was one of two other free providers (Copy.com is the other) to match their 15 GB storage allotment. I ...

  • June 27, 2014 27 Jun'14

    Office 365 users get 1TB storage boost

    IT pros concerned about shrinking cloud storage for Office 365 have gotten a 1TB lifeline from Microsoft. One major city stands to benefit through a 100,000-user migration.

  • June 27, 2014 27 Jun'14

    Windows 8.1 Update 2 Coming Soon: No Big Changes Afoot

    Those who follow the Windows OS rumor mill have learned over the past few years that when Russian "leaker" WZOR offers up information -- an identity carefully enough shrouded that nobody's sure ...

  • June 26, 2014 26 Jun'14

    Low-cost virtual desktop tech eases Windows XP upgrade

    The Pana Schools Community District explored ways to migrate from Windows XP and settled on a virtualized environment because of cost.

  • June 25, 2014 25 Jun'14

    More OneDrive News: More FREE Storage, More Mobile Support

    Seems like there's a lot happening with OneDrive lately. Above and beyond the features added or changed in the wake of June's Patch Tuesday (here's my blog on that stuff), MS has just announced ...

  • June 20, 2014 20 Jun'14

    You Always Pay Extra for the Last Step Up: Why Is That?

    I've been shopping around for a new laptop lately. There are lots of interesting choices out there, but I've noticed something very interesting about pricing. Let me illustrate: 1. MS Surface Pro 3 ...

  • June 19, 2014 19 Jun'14

    Dell PCs to live on as vector for software, services

    Dell shops needn't worry about the future of PCs; the company needs its computer hardware to cross-sell software and services, including its EMM platform.

  • June 18, 2014 18 Jun'14

    Making the Most of SSD Performance in Windows 8

    Although Windows 8 versions do a much better job of accommodating and adjusting to solid state drives (SSDs) used for system/boot and other purposes as compared to earlier Windows versions, there ...

  • June 16, 2014 16 Jun'14

    The REAL Import of Mobile Computing

    Though this post wanders a little bit off topic -- it actually comes from an app built for iOS and the iPhone -- I just had to write about it because it underscores so much of the real value of ...

  • June 13, 2014 13 Jun'14

    Interesting Hiccup Upon Installing New Intel RST

    I'm a great fan of various web sites that track and announce new software and device drives. Two of my particular favorites include MajorGeeks and Station Drivers. While visiting the former this ...

  • June 09, 2014 09 Jun'14

    Rufus Makes Short Work of ISO-based Updates

    In the past few weeks, I've been involved in some BIOS updates and also with upgrading the firmware on a number of SSDs from makers including Samsung, Intel, OCZ, and Plextor. On a couple of ...

  • June 06, 2014 06 Jun'14

    Windows 8.1 Update: Ready or Not, the Deadline Is at Hand!

    Next Tuesday, June 10, is not only Patch Tuesday for the month, but also represents the point in time by which those running Windows 8.1 who get their updates from Microsoft Update or Windows ...

  • June 05, 2014 05 Jun'14

    Surface Pro 3 may leave Windows RT Surface in the dust

    Large organizations across multiple industries committed to Surface Pro 3 for their mobile workers.

  • June 02, 2014 02 Jun'14

    Thin Tablets and the "Gunslinger Syndrome"

    I'm reading some reports from CompuTex 2014 right now with a degree of bemusement. Among the slew of new product announcements typical of this event, there's news from Asus about a new convertible ...

  • May 26, 2014 26 May'14

    Windows with Bing IS for Real

    A few months back, I posted a whimsical post right here entitled "Windows 8.1 Bada Bing!?" (March 3, 2014). It not only reported on rumors of a low-cost/no-cost version of Windows 8.1 which turned ...

  • May 24, 2014 24 May'14

    SSD Breakthrough Speeds Writes, Saves Energy

    When I saw the headline at pocket-lint.com this morning, my first thought was "marketing/advertising spam!" But when I dug a bit more deeply into "SSD breakthrough makes drives 300 per cent faster ...

  • May 23, 2014 23 May'14

    Ponder This: The Pursuit of Perfection Is an Expensive Proposition

    In the wake of Microsoft's announcement of the new Surface Pro 3 earlier this week, and the blizzard of articles that have followed in its wake, I'm both amused and bemused to understand that ...

  • May 21, 2014 21 May'14

    Chinese Government Bans Windows 8 from Its PCs

    There's been quite a bit of coverage over the past few days about a recent announcement from the Chinese government that it will "ban the use of Microsoft's Windows 8 on its computers" (this ...

  • May 19, 2014 19 May'14

    Surface Pro 3 Tomorrow? Could Be Interesting...

    For the past couple of weeks rumors have been flying thick and fast that MS will be introducing a new model of the Surface Pro on May 20, 2014, along with the long awaited Surface Mini. I finally ...

  • May 16, 2014 16 May'14

    TechEd 2014 disappoints IT pros

    By Diana Hwang Microsoft was all about the cloud at this year's TechEd North America 2014 but IT pros wanted something more down to earth: news and previews about the on-premises System Center ...

  • May 16, 2014 16 May'14

    Woody Gets Down and Dirty on KB 2919355 Problem Details

    Over the past six weeks, Windows watchers have tracked and pondered occasional but vexing issues for some Windows 8.1 users when it comes to applying a key update -- namely KB 2919355, originally ...

  • May 14, 2014 14 May'14

    Patch Tuesday Comes and Goes: So Far, So Good

    After much upset and considerable hoopla about potential issues with items in the May 13 Patch Tuesday updates -- a considerable collection of 9 separate Security Bulletin IDs in the May 2014 ...

  • May 13, 2014 13 May'14

    End users not ready to cut the cord, resist self-service IT

    Self-service IT administration could lighten the workload for IT admins, but it also raises security issues.

  • May 12, 2014 12 May'14

    New Post-Update Cleanup Technique for Windows 8.1 Update

    Thanks to inveterate Windows wizard and toolsmith Sergey Tkachenko, I learned about a new cleanup method for Windows 8.1 Update installs to purge no-longer needed files in the wake of successful ...

  • May 09, 2014 09 May'14

    Here comes trouble? Upcoming updates to test Win81 Update issues...

    In case you didn't already know, MS issued a security update in April, 2014 (KB 2919355) that *must* be installed on certain Windows 8.1 systems for them to continue to receive security updates ...

  • May 07, 2014 07 May'14

    Continuing Saga of KB2919355 Win81 Update

    There's been quite a bit of flap lately about the Windows 8.1 Update (as in the "quasi service pack", KB2919355) released in April, 2014. It seems that many systems encounter problems with its ...

  • May 02, 2014 02 May'14

    New application usage analysis tool helps IT lower Office license costs

    CloudIT's application usage analysis tool tracks how often users actively use apps like Office to help IT pros ditch unnecessary software licenses.

  • May 02, 2014 02 May'14

    From Now On, ALL My Win8.* Installs are RAID

    You can call me "slow on the uptake" when it comes to figuring out how to take best advantage of advanced Windows 8 technologies if you like, but I've only recently realized that the best way to ...

  • April 30, 2014 30 Apr'14

    Fast moving Microsoft Windows 8.1 update train railroads IT

    Microsoft's faster Windows 8.1 update cadence has a major impact on IT pros who don't have time to test applications and third-party software.

  • April 30, 2014 30 Apr'14

    Shed Unwanted Windows 8.* Apps

    There are many ways to clean up unwanted software on Windows PC using either built-in utilities such as the "Programs and Features" element in Control Panel (formerly known as "Add/Remove ...

  • April 25, 2014 25 Apr'14

    Great Tool: NirSoft WifiInfoView

    Anybody who's been reading this blog for awhile knows I'm a great fan of master utility builder Nir Sofer, the Israeli software development dynamo who's behind the terrific NirSoft.net website. ...

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