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November, 2012


November 30, 2012  5:26 PM

The x86 Surface Makes Itself Known: Dream Tablet or Disappointment?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

OK, so now we know more about the Microsoft Surface x86 models, the up-market, Windows 8 Pro-based big brothers to those ARM-based Surface platforms running Windows 8 RT. Here's a quick recap of the

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November 29, 2012  7:55 PM

Microsoft sells 40 million Windows 8 licenses — but whom to?

Ed Tittel Stuart Johnston Profile: Stuart Johnston

Microsoft claims that 40 million users have already moved to Windows 8, but IT pros doubt that many of those licenses went to corporate shops. Microsoft claims it sold 40 million licenses for Windows 8 in the first month of its commercial availability. However, IT pros remain

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November 28, 2012  7:35 PM

Interesting Fallout from Windows Update KB2762895

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Yesterday, Microsoft pushed an out-of-band (non-Patch Tuesday) update labeled KB2762895, which is designed to address application compatibility issues with Windows....


November 26, 2012  4:32 PM

“Real Windows 8 users are not using the Metro apps.”

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Today's blog title is a verbatim quote from David Gewirtz' absolutely fascinating ZDNet story entitled "

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November 21, 2012  6:06 PM

Windows 8 Enterprise Features

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

OK, so let's assume that -- just for grins -- an enterprise might be willing to ask the question: "What's in Windows 8 for my kind of business computing needs?" Michael Otney, a regular contributor to

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November 19, 2012  3:43 PM

Jakob Nielsen slams Win8

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Before I cover what Mr. Nielsen has to say about Windows 8,  let me explain a little about who Jakob Nielsen is. A former Sun Distinguished Engineer (back in the days when that really...


November 16, 2012  6:24 PM

The Enterprise Path to Win8 Adoption

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Over at Forbes, David K. Johnson has just released a very interesting article entitled "

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November 14, 2012  6:08 PM

Wish List: Windows 8 Tablet Requirements for Business Use

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

I've been working with Windows 8 for nearly one year now, and am slowly but surely moving into the mindset needed for the new OS's take on desktop and tablet computing. I've been lucky enough to work with a Lenovo X220 Tablet with Windows 8 since last March (or just over 8 months now) and have...


November 12, 2012  5:26 PM

Interesting Lesson in Customer Support from Lenovo

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you already know that Lenovo has been updating its PC and notebook drivers and software for Windows 8, surely but steadily, since the March-April timeframe of this year. Just recently, I downloaded their latest version of the ThinkVantage...


November 9, 2012  5:02 PM

Heads-up! First Win8 Critical Security Updates A’Comin!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Next Tuesday, November 13, will be the first Patch Tuesday since the official Windows 8 release occurred on October 26. Thus, it's entirely fitting that Windows 8 will receive its first-ever "Critical" updates on that day. I puzzled over an article from Lance Whitney at CNET a few minutes ago...


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