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March, 2012


March 30, 2012  3:14 PM

“Touch hardware and Windows 8:” Must-Read Blog



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8 touch design, Windows 8 touch requirements

On Wednesday, Building Windows 8featured a post from Jerry Koh, group program manager, and Jeff Piira, test manager, both from the Windows 8 Human Interaction Platform team. The blog post is entitled "

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March 28, 2012  2:56 PM

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts



Posted by: Ed Tittel
boost navigation with Win8 keyboard shortcuts, Win 8 keyboard shortcuts

Anybody who's put much time in with Windows knows that keyboard shortcuts can really speed up system navigation and interaction. This is as true for Windows 8 as it has been for earlier versions, only perhaps more so for those of us seeking quick ways to get around in (or even minimize use of ) the...


March 26, 2012  3:56 PM

Interesting driver status for clean Windows 8 installs



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8, Windows 8 installation

When moving from an older Windows version to a newer one where an upgrade path exists, the upgrade install option picks up and carries as much of the older environment into the newer one as it can. This usually includes any or all device drivers that remain compatible from old to new versions as...


March 23, 2012  8:24 PM

Windows 8 Investigations Reveal a Nice Gadget Surprise



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Gadget not gone in Windows 8, Windows 8 desktop supports gadgets

In my earlier reading about Windows 8 (and even in some of my reporting) I'd been led to believe that "no more gadgets" was a stark reality of the Windows 8 landscape. Not so! A right click on the Windows 8 desktop includes an entry for Gadgets amidst its various offerings, so I soon found myself...


March 20, 2012  10:53 PM

Yes, Indeed, It’s ALWAYS Something!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Lenovo, Tablet, Windows 8

OK, so I 've been messing around pretty seriously with Windows 8 lately. And in so doing, I've also been messing about and learning about my Lenovo X220 Tablet and T520 notebook PCs. One of the things I've learned is that you CAN'T use the Windows System Repair Disk (for either Windows 7 or Windows...


March 19, 2012  1:46 PM

IE10 Brings Immersion to Web Browsing in Windows 8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Internet Explorer 10, Web Browsing, Windows 8

In the latest Building Windows 8 blog post entitled "Web browsing in Windows 8 Customer Preview with IE10" Rob Maceri the group program manager for IE in...


March 12, 2012  7:20 PM

Free PowerShell Scripting Series at MSDN



Posted by: Ed Tittel
MSDN, PowerShell

Webinar details at MSDN For those who don't...


March 9, 2012  3:15 PM

Windows 8: The Politics of Personalization



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8 offers incredible desktop customization, Windows 8 users can tweak their desktops to match their work habits and flow

I really, really like Ed Bott's work, and his ongoing take on Windows 8 (he's doing a book on the upcoming platform, just like I am). I was struck by his great sense of style and perspective as I read his latest ZDnet piece this morning, entitled "


March 7, 2012  2:54 PM

Learning Windows 8: Hampered by “A la recherche du temps perdu”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
give up what you know about Windows to learn Win8, Windows 8 requires new learning and habits

As an undergraduate, I took Alan Sonnenfeld's fabulous class wherein we read Ulysses, The Magic Mountain, and the Marcel Proust book whose French title is in my blog title, usually translated as "Remembrance of Things Past" (or perhaps more appropriately "In Search of Lost Time")....


March 5, 2012  5:09 PM

Finding a way into Windows 8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

I've been working with Windows operating systems since version 3.0 or thereabouts, starting in mid-1990. As I do the math, I'm stunned to realize that means it's been almost 22 years since first climbing onto the Windows bandwagon. And now that I've spent five full days working with and using the...


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