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August 23, 2010  1:18 PM

How to unlock a hotspot near you



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Kevin Beaver, Wireless in 2010

Here's an interesting wireless startup: KeyWifi. The company's slogan and apparent mission is "Unlocking hotspots near you". It's actually a neat idea. It puts accessible and underutilized hotspots to good use and helps the world by creating...

July 30, 2010  6:43 AM

Must-reads when planning your Windows 7 migrations



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Kevin Beaver, Windows 7, Windows 7 in 2010

Windows 7 migrations...Yeah, yeah, yeah - what a boring topic. Be that as it may, boring...


July 29, 2010  2:30 PM

A great way to get to know Windows 7



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Kevin Beaver, Windows 7, Windows 7 in 2010

A few months back, Microsoft extended the Windows 7 Enterprise Eval 90-Day Trial. We now have until the end of 2010 to take the "new" OS for a test drive. As you've likely...


July 29, 2010  9:37 AM

Windows 7 news & tips worth checking out



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Kevin Beaver, Windows 7, Windows 7 in 2010

It's been a year since Windows 7 RTM officially came to the market. My, how time flies. I feel like I was just getting to know it! Anyway, I came across some recent news bits and posts about Windows 7 that I thought were fitting. Hardware manufacturer


July 14, 2010  6:32 AM

Tools to make the inevitable more manageable



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Kevin Beaver, Windows 7 in 2010

If you've got Windows 7 on your mind and you're anticipating moving ahead with it in your enterprise, Microsoft has some good resources worth checking out.


July 12, 2010  6:19 AM

The Windows 7 Toolbox



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Kevin Beaver, Windows 7 in 2010

Here's a nice


July 6, 2010  6:51 AM

The deal with security on Windows 7



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Kevin Beaver, Security, Windows 7 in 2010

In addition to being more user-friendly than OS's of the past, Windows 7 has some pretty stout security controls right out of the box. However, like other things security-related, lack of maintenance and oversight can turn an otherwise reasonably secure OS on its head. Did I mention some of the...


July 5, 2010  6:43 AM

The near-immediate payback of Windows 7



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Kevin Beaver, Microsoft, Windows 7 in 2010

IDC just released a Microsoft-sponsored whitepaper on the business value of Windows 7. They found that in just seven...


July 2, 2010  1:59 PM

Book Recommendation: Securing Storage



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Compliance, Kevin Beaver, Storage in 2010, storage security

While I'm on my storage security kick I thought it'd be worth sharing a valuable book on the topic by Himanshu...


July 2, 2010  1:42 PM

What’s this “SkyDrive” you speak of?



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Cloud Technologies, Kevin Beaver, Microsoft, Storage

Have you seen Microsoft's cloud storage offering called Windows Live SkyDrive? It's funny, SkyDrive has apparently been around for nearly three years but I'm just now hearing about it. I don't know...


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