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May, 2014


May 26, 2014  9:42 AM

Windows with Bing IS for Real

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1

A few months back, I posted a whimsical post right here entitled "Windows 8.1 Bada Bing!?" (March 3, 2014). It not only reported on rumors of a...

May 24, 2014  12:34 PM

SSD Breakthrough Speeds Writes, Saves Energy

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
SSD

When I saw the headline at pocket-lint.com this morning, my first thought was "marketing/advertising spam!" But when I dug a bit more deeply into "

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May 23, 2014  11:09 AM

Ponder This: The Pursuit of Perfection Is an Expensive Proposition

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1

In the wake of Microsoft's announcement of the new Surface Pro 3 earlier this week, and the blizzard of articles that have followed in its wake, I'm both amused and bemused to understand that things at the upper end of the laptop and tablet marketplace are becoming increasingly blurred. But it's...


May 21, 2014  9:54 AM

Chinese Government Bans Windows 8 from Its PCs

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

There's been quite a bit of coverage over the past few days about a recent announcement from the Chinese government that it will "ban the use of Microsoft's Windows 8 on its computers" (this quotation comes from Paul Thurrott's May 20 story from WindowsITPro entitled "

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May 19, 2014  9:53 AM

Surface Pro 3 Tomorrow? Could Be Interesting…

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1

For the past couple of weeks rumors have been flying thick and fast that MS will be introducing a new model of the Surface Pro on May 20, 2014, along with the long awaited Surface Mini. I finally picked up some more substantial (though still speculative) "details" about the upcoming release from...


May 16, 2014  10:50 AM

TechEd 2014 disappoints IT pros

Diana Hwang Diana Hwang Profile: Diana Hwang

By Diana Hwang Microsoft was all about the cloud at this year's TechEd North America 2014 but IT pros wanted something more down to earth: news and previews about the on-premises System Center Configuration Manager. This was the first time Microsoft consolidated its annual Microsoft...


May 16, 2014  9:23 AM

Woody Gets Down and Dirty on KB 2919355 Problem Details

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1

Over the past six weeks, Windows watchers have tracked and pondered occasional but vexing issues for some Windows 8.1 users when it comes to applying a key update -- namely KB 2919355, originally issued on April 10, then reissued on April 21 or 22 -- to their systems. The reason why this particular...


May 14, 2014  9:25 AM

Patch Tuesday Comes and Goes: So Far, So Good

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

After much upset and considerable hoopla about potential issues with items in the May 13 Patch Tuesday updates -- a considerable collection of 9 separate Security Bulletin IDs in the

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May 12, 2014  10:13 AM

New Post-Update Cleanup Technique for Windows 8.1 Update

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Thanks to inveterate Windows wizard and toolsmith Sergey Tkachenko, I learned about a new cleanup method for Windows 8.1 Update installs to purge no-longer needed files in the wake of successful update installation (WARNING! If you follow this recipe, you will not be able to roll back from any...


May 9, 2014  9:35 AM

Here comes trouble? Upcoming updates to test Win81 Update issues…

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

In case you didn't already know, MS issued a security update in April, 2014 (KB 2919355) that *must* be installed on certain Windows 8.1 systems for them to continue to receive security updates that will be issued starting with next week's set of "Patch Tuesday" updates (for more info, see my...


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