Windows Enterprise Desktop:

October, 2014


October 31, 2014  11:20 AM

Can HP Make a Comeback?

Diana Hwang Diana Hwang Profile: Diana Hwang

Next month HP is expected to reveal a new PC product line up aimed at the commercial market, a little over a month after it split the company in two. But questions still remain as to whether the move will succeed in getting itself on track with its hardware business and address the gaping holes...

October 29, 2014  11:14 AM

Why eMMC Makes New-Crop Low-Budget Devices Cheap

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Chromebook

Right now, you can buy an el-cheapo HP Windows laptop for $200. It's designed to compete with Chromebooks, while offering a more familiar (and complete) computing experience -- at least, in the minds of some -- than the "other platform" can provide. Curious as to what's inside the New HP Stream 11...


October 27, 2014  10:12 AM

Windows 10 Strengthens Inbuilt Security

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Security

Last Friday, two interesting and complementary blog posts appeared, each with its own discussion of security in the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview version. The first comes from Microsoft itself, in a post by Jim Alkove for the Windows for Your Business blog, entitled "


October 24, 2014  2:43 PM

Microsoft Posts Strong Fiscal Year First Quarter Earnings

Diana Hwang Diana Hwang Profile: Diana Hwang

PCs are not dead and neither is Microsoft. The company proved the skeptics wrong and posted strong revenue for its fiscal year first quarter 2015 earnings. Microsoft posted $23.2 billion in revenue, up 25% compared with the same period last year. However, net income was down $4.5 billion,...


October 24, 2014  9:49 AM

New Win10 user? Build 9860 ISO for clean install

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
ISO, Windows 10

Let's say you've been meaning to install Windows 10 on a test machine, but you haven't gotten around to that just yet. Because MS has already released another version of the Windows 10 Preview, this might mean you'd have to download and install the original build (9841), then do likewise for the...


October 22, 2014  10:23 AM

The TOTAL Commoditization of Windows PCs

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Android, Windows 8.1

In the last week's technology news, I've been struck by the recent confluence of several business and technology factors that either promise or threaten -- I can't yet really decide which -- to remake the world of personal computing as it's currently understood by those who come at it from the...


October 20, 2014  9:54 AM

Win10 cmd.exe Gets Major Enhancements

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
CMD, Windows 10

In working with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and reading others' reviews of that environment, I've been forcibly struck by the major improvements and additions to the venerable old command line prompt environment, accessed in Windows versions through 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


October 17, 2014  9:26 AM

Windows Server to Support Docker Containers

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Container virtualization, Hyper-V, Windows Server

On October 15, the Microsoft Open Technologies initiative announced that it plans to "deliver new...


October 15, 2014  3:17 PM

Update Tuesday Includes Three Critical Vulnerabilities & More

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Yesterday was the second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft's customary day to unleash its latest batch of updates, fixes, patches, and so forth. The October 14 collection included 30 mandatory items on my Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 equipped desktops and notebooks, along with at least one optional...


October 14, 2014  9:33 AM

Win7 Games On Win8 (and Win10)

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Here's something I hadn't seen before, on the lighter side. Check out the following screen shot, which shows the Windows 7 game collection running on the Windows 8 desktop (it works on the Windows 10 preview, too, according to Russian blogger and Windows maven Sergey Tkachenko).


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