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January 27, 2014  10:39 AM

Interesting Win8.* Results for Endpoint Security Suites from AV-Test



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Bitdefender and Trend Micro lead AV-Test rankings for corporate Windows 8 endpoint security software, Desktops

The latest results from AV-Test, an independent anti-malware and security software testing group based in Magdeburg, Germany, are out. In particular, results for what the site calls "Corporate Solutions" for Windows 8 versions -- namely endpoint and client security software from big well-known...

January 24, 2014  11:16 AM

Getting Desktops Ready for Windows 8(.*)



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

I've just taken delivery of a new Fujitsu Q704 Tablet with a keyboard dock that turns it into a somewhat hefty (4 lbs 12 oz, or 2.175 kg, according to my digital office scale) notebook PC. Although I ordered a Windows 8.1 model, I was surprised to see the unit arrive running Windows 7 SP1 and to...


January 22, 2014  10:12 AM

MS Disk2vhd Gets an Update!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, grab the latest disk2vhd v2.01 (1/21/2014)

Anybody who's been reading this blog for awhile knows I have a fondness for helpful Windows utilities of interest to admins, power users, and others who must make Windows behave properly on a day-to-day basis. Ditto, long-time readers will know that I have great regard and respect for the former...


January 20, 2014  10:47 AM

Surface Pro 2 Firmware Updates Start Trickling Out Over Weekend



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, MS pushes partial Surface Pro 2 firmware patch on 1/18

Unusually attentive owners of Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 might have noticed a partial, out of band firmware update for the Surface Pro 2 this weekend (Saturday, January 18). Mary Jo Foley reports on ZDnet that some users remarked on Twitter and the

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January 17, 2014  1:42 PM

What’s Intel’s Next Big Thing?



Posted by: Diana Hwang
Desktops

Tablets, data centers, wearables and more are Intel’s Next Big Thing. In fact new technologies is where Intel intends to place more emphasis as it seeks to capture new sources of revenue and reduce its reliance on a mature PC market. The company is...


January 17, 2014  10:14 AM

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Streamlines Win8 Deployments



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, MDOP helps simplify Win8 deployment and app virtualization

Look no further than TechNet for some great input and advice from Microsoft on how to deploy Windows versions -- including Windows 8 or 8.1 -- to user desktops. This week, I re-read an article there entitled "Streamlining Windows 8 Deployment with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack" (better...


January 15, 2014  11:01 AM

Google Bids for the Win8 Desktop in Latest Chrome Release



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

My eyebrows rose so far this morning, they almost left my forehead completely. That was my immediate reaction upon reading the headline of Ed Bott's latest opus for ZDnet entitled "

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January 13, 2014  5:45 PM

Best ways for managing Windows notebook battery life



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

My son, Gregory, is in the fourth grade this year, so we're working on his first-ever science project for school. In collaboration with his science teacher, we selected a very interesting topic to help him develop testing, analysis, and reporting skills -- namely "Which Windows Power Plan setting...


January 10, 2014  6:24 PM

Better Windows 8.1 Tablet Options for Business Use



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

In my last blog post, I lamented the high costs that come with some...


January 9, 2014  11:08 PM

Smart wearables and Edison chip light Intel’s path



Posted by: Diana Hwang
Desktops

Intel is looking to light a path into uncharted territory as it unveils reference designs for smart wearables and a new Edison chip. The chip behemoth introduced a number of smart reference designs this week for


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