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June 6, 2014  11:24 AM

Windows 8.1 Update: Ready or Not, the Deadline Is at Hand!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Next Tuesday, June 10, is not only Patch Tuesday for the month, but also represents the point in time by which those running Windows 8.1 who get their updates from Microsoft Update or Windows Update MUST have applied the April 2014 Windows 8.1 Update patches to keep receiving patches and fixes for...

June 4, 2014  11:37 AM

The “Version Gap” For Windows Gets Interesting

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows 7, Windows 8

Every now and then, it's a good idea to run a reality check against Microsoft's relentless drive to bring all parties into the Windows 8 fold ASAP. Netmarketshare's latest "Desktop Share by Version" does a pretty good job of showing where the market is today, versus where Microsoft would like us to...

June 2, 2014  10:54 AM

Thin Tablets and the “Gunslinger Syndrome”

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

I'm reading some reports from CompuTex 2014 right now with a degree of bemusement. Among the slew of new product announcements typical of this event, there's news from Asus about a new convertible tablet named the Transformer Book T300 Chi that's billed as "the world's thinnest 12.5-inch detachable...

May 24, 2014  12:34 PM

SSD Breakthrough Speeds Writes, Saves Energy

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, SSD, Windows 8

When I saw the headline at 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
Desktops, windows 8 tablet, 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 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...

July 26, 2013  12:02 PM

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

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

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 "

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August 22, 2012  7:47 PM

Windows 8 Pro RTM Experiences

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Here's my first report on experiences with Windows 8 Pro RTM, in the wake of two successful upgrade installs: one on my Lenovo X220 Tablet, the other...

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