Windows Enterprise Desktop:

March, 2018

March 21, 2018  11:14 AM

Reducing Win10 Upgrade Offline Time

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Update

Last week, the Windows Insider blog featured a notable bit of information. Under the somewhat bland heading of "feature update improvements" Joseph Conway (Sr. Program Manager, Windows Fundamentals...

March 21, 2018  8:11 AM

VMware Workspace One gets intelligent

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
AirWatch, VMware, VMworld

Details have emerged about several new VMware Workspace One capabilities that IT pros got a preview of last year. VMware Workspace One Intelligence, Mobile...

March 19, 2018  3:28 PM

Logon times play key role in virtual desktop UX monitoring

Eddie Lockhart Eddie Lockhart Profile: Eddie Lockhart
published applications, VDI

Almost everyone who's ever used a computer has sat, head in hand, frustratingly waiting for the desktop to start up. If this productivity loss runs rampant in a VDI deployment, it can have a real cost, so it's important for IT to get a handle on logon times. If users detect a decline in virtual...

March 19, 2018  3:26 PM

Understanding NTUser.dat in Windows 10

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Registry, User Profile, Windows 10, Windows Registry

Saw a fascinating question on TenForums this morning, as I was making my "morning run" though the new threads there. It appeared in a thread named "ntuser.dat" and read "Why do I have so many ntuser.dat files?" Being one...

March 16, 2018  12:50 PM

Check Current Win10 for In-place Upgrade Repair

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Repair, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Just yesterday, I had an article go live on ComputerWorld. Its title explains its focus: "How to fix Windows 10 with an in-place upgrade install." I've already...

March 14, 2018  12:42 PM

MS Offers New Spectre Updates

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

Late yesterday, another post on the Windows Blogs for Windows 10 appeared. It offers additional news and insight, and something of a progress report, on Spectre and Meltdown issues. It's from John Cable, MS Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery. The title reads "

March 12, 2018  12:30 PM

1803 Equals Spring Creators Update

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Update

Now we've got proof of the next version name and build number for Windows 10. It's now showing up in the so-called Skip Ahead release (Build 17618). If you run the Get-VMHostSupportedVersion PowerShell cmdlet on that build, it confirms that terminology and equivalence quite visibly. Of...

March 11, 2018  12:32 PM

Post Build 17115 Driver Fix Routine Still Works

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, Windows 10

I upgraded my Dell Venue Pro 11 to Insider Preview 17115 recently. This morning, when I got into my office I tried to remote into that PC. It didn't come up either in Remote Desktop Connection or when using NirSoft's FastResolver to scan...

March 9, 2018  8:48 PM

MS Foils Coin Mining Compelling Telemetry Case

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
ai, Machine learning, Windows 10, Windows Security

OK, then. I'm back from the Microsoft MVP Summit, and still catching up from all the buzz and running around. One recurring theme from the conference that is unclassified is the enduring value of telemetry. That's the data that Windows 10 constantly ships back to HQ, to report on what systems and...

March 6, 2018  2:38 AM

Day 1: Global Microsoft MVP Summit

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10

I've been here in the Seattle area since Saturday afternoon, to attend this year's Global Summit for Microsoft MVPs. As a recently-awarded Windows Insider MVP for 2018, it's my pleasure and privilege to hang with a truly stellar group of technophiles and ubernerds, each of whom specializes in one...

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