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July, 2014


July 30, 2014  11:48 AM

Rumor Roundup: Windows’ Future Lacks Clarity

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows Updates

With the upcoming release of Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly immanent, expected to fall on Patch Tuesday in August (8/12/2014), there's certainly been a lot of fuss and bother lately about what's coming (or not) for upcoming Windows releases including that particular one. With a variety of Russian...

July 26, 2014  11:16 AM

Oops! IE Tops Zero-Day Hit List for H1 2014

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Internet Explorer, Windows Security

The Bromium Labs Research Brief entitled "Endpoint Exploitation Trends H1 2014" released on July 22 shows Microsoft's Internet...


July 25, 2014  11:35 AM

USB 3.0 for SATA Drive Repair

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows troubleshooting

A recent post over on Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows just reminded me about an essential item in any Windows admin's repair and recovery toolkit -- namely a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter or drive caddy of some kind. The "drive end" (SATA) represents the most common form of SDD and hard...


July 23, 2014  3:53 PM

Can Satya Nadella bring Microsoft back from the Dark Side?

Diana Hwang Diana Hwang Profile: Diana Hwang
Desktops

By Diana Hwang Yoda-400x276

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July 23, 2014  9:46 AM

“One Windows?” Not really…

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows 9

It looks like there's been a bit of misplaced hullaballoo in the wake of yesterday's 7/22/2014 Microsoft earnings call for Q4, during which CEO Satya Nadella is

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July 21, 2014  10:11 AM

ThinkPad 10 Finally Available from Lenovo Store

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, windows 8 tablet

Although the ThinkPad 10 has been a "known entity" since late 2013, and listed at the Lenovo Store since March or April of 2014, it was only last week -- while I was away from my office on vacation, as fate would have it -- that Lenovo finally opened the

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July 11, 2014  11:10 AM

Look Out! End of Mainstream Support for Win7 in January 2015

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows 7, Windows migration

It doesn't seem like that much time has gone by since the release of Windows 7, but free mainstream support for that operating system from Microsoft comes to an end on January 13, 2015. On July 2, 2014, MS Support posted a notification entitled "

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July 9, 2014  12:20 PM

Patch Tuesday Gets New Look, New Tools

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Update

Here's  a nice graphic from the Microsoft Security Response Center's latest blog post, entitled "July 2014 Security Bulletin...

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July 7, 2014  12:16 PM

Could “Upgrade Windows at any Cost” include FREE?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 9

At the end of last week, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley posted a story on the upcoming next major...

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July 3, 2014  11:24 AM

Extending Compact Tablet Mobile Reach

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows 8, windows 8 tablet

In poring over Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows this morning, I found a tantalizing recommendation amidst his tweets to a HooToo device called the HT-UE01 3-port USB 3.0 Hub with GbE Converter. This is a case where a picture tells the story (or at least, explains the motivation for...


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