Windows Enterprise Desktop:

October, 2013


October 28, 2013  5:19 PM

Thurrott Previews the Surface Docking Station

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

The much-awaited and anticipated Surface Docking Station from Microsoft gets a once-over in a recent piece from Paul Thurrot. The piece is entitled "Surface Docking Station: First...

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October 28, 2013  11:19 AM

How Microsoft is like a Weeble

Diana Hwang Diana Hwang Profile: Diana Hwang

Microsoft is like a Weeble. The company wobbles time after time but it doesn't fall down. This ability for Microsoft to bounce back up after wobbling on shaky ground this past fiscal year came to a head this week as the company began shipping the

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October 23, 2013  10:37 AM

Hey! Hey! My Reliability Monitor Is Back

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

When I installed the Soluto startup and runtime monitoring and reporting tools on my production machine a while back, soon afterward I discovered that the Windows Reliability Monitor had quit working. I was never fully able to resolve why this happened, and went a couple of rounds with Soluto tech...


October 21, 2013  11:35 AM

Interesting Post-Win8.1 GA IE Shenanigans and Other Complaints

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

I've upgraded three machines to the Windows 8.1 GA release now, including my primary production machine (I reported on an in-place upgrade on this machine from Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 8 on October 4 in a post entitled "

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October 18, 2013  10:30 AM

Win8.1 Rollup Installs Quickly, Easily

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Having deliberately installed the Windows 8.1 RTM version on my primary Windows 8 test machine recently, I was naturally eager to jump all over the promised "Update Rollup" yesterday when it appeared through Windows Update. Its application took all of 5 minutes, including both download and...


October 18, 2013  12:05 AM

IT administrators gain more control with Windows 8.1

Diana Hwang Diana Hwang Profile: Diana Hwang

Microsoft has made good on its promise to release its software at a faster cadence with the release of Windows 8.1 today with some features that may grab the attention of IT. This means you can now download Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store and upgrade your Windows 8 PC.  But should enterprise...


October 16, 2013  10:23 AM

Leaving XP Behind, Climbing onto Windows 7, Just as 8.1 Looms Large

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

I volunteer at my son's school, where one of my gigs involves assisting with a Wednesday morning programming class on Microsoft's SmallBasic, and another one has me helping out with a way-cool robotics club orchestrated around the Lego MindStorms robot kits. It's not only fascinating and fun, it...


October 14, 2013  11:48 AM

Mechanics of the Upcoming Win8.1 Upgrade

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

I found a fascinating article on WinBeta.org this weekend. If you can get past its enormous title "

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October 11, 2013  12:09 PM

One Week In, Windows 8 Upgrade Shows No Gotchas

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

One week ago today, I reported on an upgrade install on my production PC from Windows 7 SP1 to the current version of Windows 8, as an experiment in anticipation of the GA release for Windows 8.1 to occur next week on October 17/18. If anything, the system is actually more stable running Windows 8...


October 9, 2013  2:10 PM

Microsoft plays catch up yet again; this time, with Office for iPad

Diana Hwang Diana Hwang Profile: Diana Hwang

Alas…Microsoft is playing catch up yet again. This time the industry buzz is about exiting CEO Steve Ballmer's keynote comments at this week's

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