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September, 2013


September 27, 2013  10:03 AM

More Windows 8 Weirdness: Fixing Flaky RDP



Posted by: Ed Tittel
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I've got a total of 5 out of 8 PCs in my house running Windows 8 now, and every now and then I encounter some new form of wacky Windows behavior that requires certain shenanigans to fix. I stumbled upon another interesting case in point yesterday, when I tried to establish a Remote Desktop...

September 25, 2013  4:14 PM

Windows ADK for 8.1 Now Available



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

As of the end of August, a new version of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (aka the Windows ADK) is now available for Windows 8.1 (RTM version, which presumably means it will also work with the General Availability, or GA, version scheduled for release on October 16). The

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September 22, 2013  5:15 PM

Automation Possibilities for VDI Are Endless



Posted by: Ed Tittel
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Earlier this afternoon, I finished a story for SearchWindowsVirtualization.com that's currently entitled "Automation Technology in VDI Environments." Given that it usually takes a week or two before my submissions show up online I'll provide a link to the final version right here when it goes live...


September 20, 2013  11:08 AM

Surface (Pro) 2 Launch on 9/23/2013 in NYC



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Microsoft is holding an invitation only press event next Monday, September 23, to announce its new generation of Surface tablets, currently known as Surface 2. Both the RT model (to which rumors currently ascribe the label "Surface 2") and the full-blown Windows model (to which the name "Surface...


September 19, 2013  10:46 AM

Microsoft recalls Office 2013 update from September Patch Tuesday



Posted by: Diana Hwang
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Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday updates have started to resemble motor vehicle recalls as the company once again encounters problems after releasing a public patch update. In the


September 18, 2013  1:51 PM

Microsoft ships Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM



Posted by: Diana Hwang
Desktops

Microsoft is finally giving its bread and butter enterprise customers the ability to download Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM through its TechNet and MSDN subscriptions. Volume licensing customers also will be able to download the new RTM if they have an active Software Assurance (SA)...


September 18, 2013  10:40 AM

MS Shares Pricing Info for Windows 8.1



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Thanks to a report from Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet that posted yesterday,...


September 16, 2013  10:41 AM

Windows 8.1 Upgrade Gone Awry Teaches Valuable Lesson



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Having successfully upgraded a test machine to Windows 8.1 on Friday, I decided to do likewise to my son's brand-new state-of-the-art Dell XPS 27 All-in-One which showed up at the house about three weeks ago. It is the only system at my disposal new enough to have come with Windows 8 already...


September 15, 2013  1:03 PM

Interesting Experiences with Win 8.1 RTM Installation



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

I found myself in an "interesting" situation on Friday because I started up the Windows 8.1 installation on one of my test machines, then decided to abort after the first couple of screens. I was working with an ISO I'd edited using the

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September 10, 2013  9:30 AM

Microsoft relents, gives Windows 8.1 RTM to IT pros, developers



Posted by: Diana Hwang
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After holding Windows 8.1 back from developers, Microsoft relented and made Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro RTM available to IT professionals and application developers through the TechNet and MSDN network this week. The company changed its mind based on feedback from the IT community and will...


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