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August 22, 2014  9:26 AM

Chronic OneDrive/SkyDrive Problems Widespread

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
APPCRASH, Desktops, Microsoft SkyDrive, Windows 8.1

OK, I confess: I don't always look at the Windows Reliability Monitor as often as I should. But when I did recently, I discovered an issue on my primary production Windows 8.1 desktop that further research showed me is pretty widespread. If you try a Google search on "

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August 18, 2014  10:49 AM

MS Quietly Extends Hotfixes for All Current IE Versions After Recent Security Update

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

I didn't actually experience any problems myself -- at least, not that I noticed -- after last week's Update Tuesday brought a round of security updates for all current versions of the Internet Explorer (7 through 11, that is) for Windows. But when my colleague and co-worker Kim came to work in my...


August 15, 2014  10:33 AM

Precision Touchpad Updates on Update Tuesday

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, TouchPad, Windows 8.1

I read with interest in the previews of coming attractions for last Tuesday's Windows updates that "Precision touchpad improvements" were on their way into Windows 8.1 as part of the limited set of functionality enhancements included in their number (which varied from a low of 18 KB items on...


August 11, 2014  9:54 AM

Numerous Security and Other Updates Due August 12

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Patch Tuesday, Windows Security, Windows security updates

When MS published its Advance Notification for the first-ever "Update Tuesday" coming August 12, it listed 9 security bulletins...


August 6, 2014  11:21 AM

MS Explains “August updates” for Windows 8.1 and more

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Patch Tuesday, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Update

Yesterday, MS Senior MarComm Manager Brandon LeBlanc posted some interesting info about the upcoming updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 scheduled for August 12 (next week) over on

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August 5, 2014  4:48 PM

Windows 8.1 gets minor enhancements

Diana Hwang Diana Hwang Profile: Diana Hwang
Desktops

IT pros who need to upgrade end users with the latest version of Windows 8.1 have a few days left to install Windows 8.1 Update before August 12. Microsoft next week will update Windows 8.1 again with some minor improvements as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday upgrade release. The new update...


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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