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July 06, 2017
Windows 10 turns two this month, but most organizations forgo its security enhancements and stick with Windows 7 because of legacy app incompatibility or resistance to change.
April 14, 2017
On April 11, Windows Vista's status changed to end-of-life, as extended support ended at MS. Thus, it's time to say "So long Windows Vista!"
April 01, 2015
Gadzooks! Has it really been 32 months since Windows 8 was unleashed on the world? Indeed it has, and supplanted even, with Windows 8.1 in February of 2014. But only now are Windows 8 versions ...
April 10, 2014
Windows XP support has ended, and those who have yet to move off of the old OS stand at the junction of traditional PC upgrades, DaaS or VDI.
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In lieu of installing all apps directly on users' desktops and mobile devices, IT has a plethora of options to deliver applications -- desktop and application virtualization, desktop as a service, web apps and hybrid strategies. Each method comes ... Continue Reading
Remote desktop is a program or an operating system feature that allows a user to connect to a computer in another location, see that computer's desktop and interact with it as if it were local. Continue Reading
The Windows Command Prompt has been a stable feature for years, but Windows 10 brings some much-needed tweaks to the command prompt window. Continue Reading
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In an interesting surprise move, MS Releases Open Source Win3.0 File Manager. Works like a champ on Windows 10, too! Continue Reading
The quest to keep up with constant changes to software is tough for IT admins, but they can make their lives easier by automating the deployment process using PowerShell. Continue Reading
An infinite reboot loop is a common issue with the Windows boot process. Start up in Windows Safe Mode to diagnose device driver or hardware problems. Continue Reading
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When organizations upgrade to Windows 10, they must understand the Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 upgrade paths, potential pitfalls and best practices. Continue Reading
IT can combine Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager to manage users' mobile devices, as well as any legacy systems in its network. Continue Reading
Digital transformation shouldn't just mean loosening ties with old systems. IT departments and businesses themselves must get out of their comfort zones, invest in cloud services and focus on user ... Continue Reading
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In addition to Copy as Path, the third-party Long Path Tool might be helpful for deleting a file or folder whose Windows path is too long. Continue Reading
Enterprise-grade hard drive encryption may be overkill for small and midsize businesses. Review options for full disk encryption of Windows systems. Continue Reading
Microsoft's Sysinternals suite of free tools may not specifically support Windows 8 yet, but it is still very useful, even for admins supporting the latest OSes. Continue Reading