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July 29, 2013  12:13 PM

Compelling Win8.1 Feature: Device-Friendly App Development



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Though Windows 8.1 offers some very nice features and functions -- and in some cases, ones that are absolutely vital (as with a reworked Start menu, and improved desktop access) to any hopes the OS might have for success and commercial uptake -- so far, it's been hard to find any truly compelling...

July 26, 2013  12:02 PM

Tweak Win8.1 UI, or Switch to Start Replacement?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

I am a big fan of Ed Bott's ZDNet blog posts, which often deal with Windows topics, under the general heading of The Ed Bott Report. Earlier this week (July 23) he posted a little gem entitled "


July 24, 2013  1:08 PM

Now I Know Why There’s a Start8 1.17 Beta: For Win8.1



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Anybody who's been reading this blog for the last year knows that I'm a big fan of the $5 Stardock software utility known as Start8. While it's not free (and for those who...


July 22, 2013  1:34 PM

More frequent versions also means more “rapid update cadence” for Windows 8.1



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Late last week, Microsoft pushed out a batch of new fixes for the Windows 8.1 Preview for x86, x64, and RT versions. This comes about a week after Patch Tuesday, and includes five fixes -- one labeled "Important," with four others "Recommended" -- that are separate and distinct from the Patch...


July 22, 2013  12:33 PM

First-ever CCIE, Stuart Briggs, Has Passed Away



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

It's a little known fact that the first CCIE number issued was CCIE #1025 (210+1). Apparently, Cisco didn't want to start the program with number 1, so they started it with one more than two raised to the tenth power -- a fitting designation for a technical arena where manipulating...


July 19, 2013  4:43 PM

Windows 8.1 Brings Added Security to the Table



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

It's probably part of Microsoft's push to extend uptake of Windows 8.1 beyond the enthusiast/home user level, but I'm seeing some very interesting security improvements in Windows 8.1. Some of them appear designed specifically to appeal to corporate/enterprise users. Here's a partial list, lifted...


July 18, 2013  3:04 PM

Bye, Bye TechNet, Bye, Bye!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

I've known about this since the beginning of July, but am just now getting around to sharing the news with my blog readers that MS is preparing to phase out its long-time, highly-valued TechNet subscription service. The banner on the

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July 18, 2013  12:03 PM

Intel admits it was too slow to capture the ultra-mobile PC market



Posted by: Diana Hwang
Desktops

Can a huge organization become a faster and nimbler company to capture emerging markets? Intel seems to think so. After taking the helm as Intel Corp.’s new CEO in May, Brian Kzanich met with the company’s partners to discuss its priorities and strategy. He is now implementing a strategy...


July 15, 2013  1:28 PM

WSCC: Great Console For Windows Admins Gathers Great Software



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

The folks at Romanian software company KirySoft have put together the Windows System Control Center, aka WSCC, which gathers the cream of the Windows systems tools together under a...


July 15, 2013  1:10 PM

Microsoft slashes Surface RT price



Posted by: Diana Hwang
Desktops

[caption id="attachment_3534" align="alignleft" width="300"]Microsoft's Surface RT

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