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April, 2012


April 30, 2012  4:23 PM

Who Thinks Windows 8 Is Ready for Prime Time?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Hyper-V, Windows 7, Windows 8

I had a very interesting conversation with former Microsoft MVP and current MS employee and "virtualization guy" John Savill last Friday. I've recently had to back out of my role as a primary author for an upcoming Windows 8 book, thanks to a welcome and unexpected surfeit of expert witness work,...

April 27, 2012  4:21 PM

No MSE 4.0 for Windows 8? Nope, not needed.



Posted by: Ed Tittel
MSE 4.0, Windows 8

When I saw the news that Microsoft Security Essentials (4.0) had recently been released (see Paul Thurrott's Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 blog post for more information and a download link), I quite naturally found myself wondering if MSE and Windows 8 might finally collide. When I first...


April 25, 2012  2:53 PM

SkyDrive Explodes with New Platforms and Features



Posted by: Ed Tittel
SkyDrive, Storage

Buckle your seatbelts! Since its hiatus the Building Windows 8 blog has come roaring back with lots of new content in the last week (see my previous blog "The Return...

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April 23, 2012  2:14 PM

The Return of BW8: Two Posts!!!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Building Windows 8, Windows 8

BW8 is a common abbreviation for Microsoft's Building Windows 8 blog, an occasional source of insight and information about the upcoming new desktop OS from the wizards of Redmond. After a 20-day hiatus (from March 28 to April 17 --...


April 20, 2012  7:37 PM

For Windows 8 Image Mgmt Get to Know DISM



Posted by: Ed Tittel
DISM, Windows 8

DISM stands for Deployment Image Servicing and Management. This tool was introduced in Windows 7 and will be taking on more features, functions, and responsibilities in Windows 8. DISM replaces the...


April 17, 2012  5:41 PM

Windows 8 Editions Limited in Number



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8, Windows 8 editions

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April 17, 2012  4:49 PM

WTF: Report Pegs IT Worker Confidence at an All-Time High? !#@



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT employment, IT professoinals

It's not often that I get the chance to plug another fellow IT Knowledge Exchange blogger's post in one of my own blogs, but today sure is that day. Thanks to the news stream from my colleagues over at the Internet Press Guild I picked up a...


April 16, 2012  4:22 PM

Maximizing an SSD Conversion Experience



Posted by: Ed Tittel
SSD, Windows 7

For many Windows 7 (and even some Windows 8 ) users switching over to a solid state disk, or SSD, comes after the OS has already been installed to a conventional drive. The adventure begins -- but doesn't end -- with cloning the old HD to an SSD. That's because although Windows 7 or 8 will happily...


April 11, 2012  2:44 PM

There’s more to UEFI than meets the eye!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
UEFI, Windows 8

In previous blogs I've written about the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, a 21st century, mostly 64-bit replacement for and upgrade to the 16-bit BIOS (Basic Input-Output System) that goes all the back to the first IBM PC, circa 1981 or thereabouts. Now that...


April 9, 2012  3:03 PM

Drivers are slowly catching up with Windows 8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Drivers, Windows 8

In my previous post "Interesting Windows 8 Issues on Lenovo X220 Tablet" I delved into some Windows 8 driver shenanigans as they related to that...


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