Windows Enterprise Desktop:

June, 2017


June 28, 2017  12:45 PM

Done Waiting for Win10 Version 1703

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Updates, Windows Upgrades

I admit it: I got tired of waiting for Windows Update to include my lone holdout PC in the April Upgrade to Version 1703. Given that it was officially let go on April 5, and today is June 28 (12 weeks to the day), I hope this doesn't come across as over-eager. I don't think it is, at any rate....

June 26, 2017  1:26 PM

Registry Cleaner Pros & Cons

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Registry hacks, Windows 10, Windows management

In trolling TenForums.com over the weekend, I came across a reference to a another free Registry Cleaner for Windows. It's a SourceForge project called the "Little Registry Cleaner" (LRC). Like all SourceForge projects, it's free under...


June 23, 2017  11:53 AM

Win10 Build 16226 Adds GPU Task Manager Info

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
GPU, Task Manager, Windows 10, Windows Task Manager

The two most recent Win10 Builds -- namely 16215 and 16226 -- have brought lots of changes and trouble to intrepid Windows beta testers. My desktop PC weathered recent builds admirably, but not my Dell Venue Pro 11 7139. I couldn't install 16215 on that PC (not from Windows Update, not via an...


June 21, 2017  11:04 AM

DISKPART Script Fixes Default Win10 Disk Layout

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk partitioning, Windows 10, windows installer

In two previous two blog posts, Kari the Finn and I explained how to use DISKPART during Windows 10 installation. We also described


June 19, 2017  2:07 PM

Microsoft Office 365 services stand in the way of Google’s business push

Ramin Edmond Profile: Ramin Edmond
G Suite, Google, microsoft office 365

Google has been working to appeal more to businesses, but it may not be able to crack Microsoft's armor. Google has improved its G Suite enterprise apps over the past two years and in May added more IT management controls for its popular Chrome browser with the


June 19, 2017  12:51 PM

Exploring Win10 Clean Install Default Disk Layout

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk partitioning, Windows 10, windows installer

Last week, I posted a blog here about a sequence of DISKPART and other commands users can run to manually override Win10 default disk layout when performing a clean install. Like the material that follows here, it originated from friend and collaborator, Kari the Finn. I provide editing, color...


June 16, 2017  10:51 AM

Partition UEFI/GPT HDD Using Diskpart

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk partitioning, System Partition, Windows 10, Windows installation, windows installer

The most common way to set up a hard disk for Windows installation is by default. That is, users present the installer with a clean or wiped disk drive, and let the Windows Installer take things from there. While this works perfectly well, this comes with certain consequences. In this guest blog...


June 15, 2017  9:24 AM

What’s in store for enterprise apps

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza
App store, Apple, Enterprise app store, Google

As consumer-focused public app stores become more secure and easier to use, they could become viable enterprise tools. This month's Deep Dive article explores the pros and cons of enterprise app stores. These portals let IT control which apps to make available to users, and they're...


June 14, 2017  12:27 PM

Pondering Build 16215 Plus Good Backup

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Windows 10, windows installer

Late on June 8, 2017, Dona Sarkar announced Build 16215 for Windows 10 Insider Preview. It introduces a raft of improvements, changes, and new features. But...


June 12, 2017  11:00 AM

DMT Helps Manage Multiple Monitors

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

The acronym DMT stands for Dual Monitor Tools. But this freeware Windows package handily manages PCs with two or more monitors installed. It's the brainchild of developer Gerald Evans, and available for free from Sourceforge. Once its...


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