Windows Enterprise Desktop:

April, 2011


April 29, 2011  4:27 PM

AnandTech Review Reveals Inner Workings of Windows Thin PC

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Lots of IT professionals have been wondering about the footprint and capabilities of the Windows Thin PC product that Microsoft released for a community technology preview (CTP) in March, 2011. The stated goal of this Windows OS is to enable older and less capable PCs to enjoy and use Windows 7...

April 27, 2011  2:19 PM

Another Patch Tuesday? Round 2 for April, 2011

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As I was poking about for a topic for today's blog, I stumbled across Ed Bott's ZDNet posting from yesterday entitled "The other Patch Tuesday brings...

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April 25, 2011  5:47 PM

Microsoft Hits 350M Copies Sold for Windows 7 18 Months After GA

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It's not in the same league as McDonald's Hamburgers (however many billion they're up to by now), but it ain't at all bad. Microsoft has sold more than 350 million copies of Windows 7 in the 18 months since its general availability (GA) date of October 22, 2009. That's almost double what Vista sold...


April 18, 2011  2:11 PM

Great, Compact Windows File Search: Search Everything

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I occasionally cover great (and mostly free) Windows software tools in this blog, in the interests of helping other Windows admins stock their handy-dandy toolkits. This weekend, I stumbled across a fabulous little (334 KB download, 539 KB installed) free file and folder search tool named

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April 15, 2011  2:25 PM

IE 9 Poses Some “Interesting” Problems

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I've switched over from IE8 to IE9 on about half of my Windows 7 PCs, including two desktops and one of my laptops. So far, things have been going reasonably smoothly in the two weeks or so I've been using this new browser, but I have encountered one set of "interesting" problems (in the...


April 13, 2011  1:53 PM

Patch Tuesday: April 2011 Is a Doozy!

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Here's what I found waiting for me on my production Windows 7 Professional (x86) machine this morning, in the wake of the latest Patch Tuesday: [caption id="attachment_1491" align="aligncenter" width="541" caption="A personal record for Patch Tuesday: Up to 24 files to download and install!"]

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April 11, 2011  1:35 PM

What’s in a number? Windows 7 Market Share Stats…

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OK, so I've been watching Windows 7 market share numbers climb steadily month after month, ever since its general availability date in October 2009. Here's what the latest marketshare distribution looks like for March 2011, according to

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April 8, 2011  4:24 PM

Ginormous Patch Tuesday in the Offing for 4/12/2011

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Next Tuesday's 17 security bulletins will address 64 known vulnerabilities across all current Windows versions plus MS Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, the .NET Framework, and GDI+ (current version of the graphics device interface code for C/C++ that handles basic 2-D graphics on-screen)....


April 6, 2011  2:59 PM

Students Save Big on Windows 7 Professional

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[caption id="attachment_1333" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Microsoft discount cuts already-low student price by over 50%"]

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April 4, 2011  2:29 PM

Is Windows 8 Coming Sooner Than We Thought?

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Analysts attribute Microsoft's desire to cash in on the tablet/touchscreen device boom currently underway in the computing and telecomm industries right now to a possible speed-up in the release schedule for Windows 8 now widely speculated (for example, see CNNMoney.com's 4/4/2011 story...


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