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August 6, 2014  11:21 AM

MS Explains “August updates” for Windows 8.1 and more

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2

Yesterday, MS Senior MarComm Manager Brandon LeBlanc posted some interesting info about the upcoming updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 scheduled for August 12 (next week) over on

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July 30, 2014  11:48 AM

Rumor Roundup: Windows’ Future Lacks Clarity

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Windows 8.1, Windows Updates

With the upcoming release of Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly immanent, expected to fall on Patch Tuesday in August (8/12/2014), there's certainly been a lot of fuss and bother lately about what's coming (or not) for upcoming Windows releases including that particular one. With a variety of Russian...


July 26, 2014  11:16 AM

Oops! IE Tops Zero-Day Hit List for H1 2014

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Internet Explorer, Windows Security

The Bromium Labs Research Brief entitled "Endpoint Exploitation Trends H1 2014" released on July 22 shows Microsoft's Internet...


July 9, 2014  12:20 PM

Patch Tuesday Gets New Look, New Tools

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1

Here's  a nice graphic from the Microsoft Security Response Center's latest blog post, entitled "July 2014 Security Bulletin...

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July 7, 2014  12:16 PM

Could “Upgrade Windows at any Cost” include FREE?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1

At the end of last week, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley posted a story on the upcoming next major...

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July 2, 2014  10:40 AM

MS Rethinking Windows Store “Upgrades?”

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1

Over the past few months, I've blogged repeatedly about issues related to installing (or rather, failing to install) the Windows 8.1 Update 1 for Windows 8.1. Windows experts such as Woody Leonhard (at InfoWorld) and Paul Thurrott (at his SuperSite for Windows) have dug into those...


June 30, 2014  11:36 AM

Google Ups Cloud Storage Ante

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1

Last week, I reported that OneDrive raised the ceiling on free storage, and that Google Drive was one of two other free providers (Copy.com is the other) to match their 15 GB storage allotment. I also reported that by signing up for Office 365, MS subscribers obtain a 1 TB OneDrive storage...


June 27, 2014  10:01 AM

Windows 8.1 Update 2 Coming Soon: No Big Changes Afoot

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1

Those who follow the Windows OS rumor mill have learned over the past few years that when Russian "leaker" WZOR offers up information -- an identity carefully enough shrouded that nobody's sure whether it's a single individual or a group of like-minded Windows-heads -- it's usually worth checking...


June 23, 2014  11:28 AM

Bring Libraries Back to File Explorer in Windows 8.1

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1

I was looking at some screen caps in a utility from Sergey Tkachenko over at WinAero.com (for a nice little utility called This PC Tweaker) when I suddenly realized that the Libraries icon...


May 26, 2014  9:42 AM

Windows with Bing IS for Real

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1

A few months back, I posted a whimsical post right here entitled "Windows 8.1 Bada Bing!?" (March 3, 2014). It not only reported on rumors of a...


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