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July 14, 2020
The PC market will likely contract as 2021 nears, analysts say. The second quarter was a positive one for PCs, as companies bought laptops to enable remote work.
June 24, 2020
Future Macs will not run on Intel processors but on Apple silicon chips. The change could present compatibility issues, although it could be a step toward a consistent user experience.
April 30, 2020
Canonical released its Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux distribution, emphasizing a holistic approach to security -- from hardware to applications.
April 27, 2020
Managing Apple devices remotely has been made easier through cloud-based products and administration software.
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Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is a tool that allows information technology (IT) administrators to organize, group and control remote desktop connections. Continue Reading
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While Windows desktops are still the leading OS in the enterprise, organizations have adopted macOS desktops as well, and each OS requires a different management approach. Continue Reading
IT pros may be forced to manage remote macOS desktops, so they should understand the options they have for remote desktop management tools and what features they offer. Continue Reading
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Although several newer tools are available, Microsoft roaming profiles is a simple and time-tested way to manage a user's profile across physical and virtual desktop environments. Continue Reading
Vendors that are dedicated to Mac management software tout their specialization as an advantage over unified endpoint management vendors and other desktop management tools. Continue Reading
Microsoft has stopped mainstream support for Windows 7, so organizations must have a plan to migrate to Windows 10 or extend Windows 7 support. Find out how to shape a Windows migration plan here. Continue Reading
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Shutting down or restarting a computer remotely is often a necessary process. Explore the multiple ways to do so, using methods such as GUI and CLI commands. Continue Reading
Converting basic disks to dynamic disks can help achieve improved performance in your Windows OS. However, there are compatibility restrictions you should be aware of before diving into this conversion process. Continue Reading
IT pros can use this labor-saving tip to manage proxy settings calls for properly configured Group Policy settings. Here are the steps to take. Continue Reading