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January 14, 2014  11:46 AM

Will Microsoft pursue a single Windows kernel?

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CIO, Windows 7

During the Build developer's conference in April, Microsoft is expected to reveal more details of a future version of Windows codenamed Threshold.

Rumours on the web suggest that Threshold could become...

October 21, 2013  3:51 PM

Windows 8.1: Start failure

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Windows 7

It has been a while since my last post. Today I spent the last few hours updating Windows 8 and I thought I'd share my experiences.

Window 8.1 is the free update to Windows 8, which supposedly fixes the biggest bug-bear for


December 6, 2012  11:12 AM

MS user CAL fails BYOD

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Windows 7

The changes Microsoft has made to client access licences (CAL) reflects a change in how people use the company's software. Today, people expect to have access to the MS Exchange Server via their Andoid or iOS device. This is not added-value. Email access from any device is essential to enable...


June 7, 2012  12:42 PM

How to boost Windows 7

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Windows 7

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November 8, 2011  11:22 PM

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Compatibility Report from ChangeBASE

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Application Compatibility, Applications, Migration, Windows 7


October 11, 2011  9:21 PM

ChangeBASE Microsoft Patch Tuesday Report 11th October 2011

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patch, Windows 7


September 14, 2011  8:00 AM

September 13th Microsoft Patch Tuesday Application Compatibility Report by ChangeBASE

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Application Compatibility, Applications, Windows 7

Application Compatibility Update

By: Greg Lambert...


February 24, 2011  9:22 AM

Windows 7 SP1 – no reason to delay anymore

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Windows 7

In the past we were told never upgrade Windows until SP1 is out. Well Windows 7 SP1 is now available. The OS is far more stable than previous versions of Windows and should not cause


January 20, 2011  2:22 PM

Muglia’s departure leave a hole in Microsoft’s tech direction

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Microsoft, Ray Ozzie, Windows 7, Windows Mobile

After 23 years at Microsoft, leading the server division and developing its mobile business, Bob Muglia is leaving. In a letter to staff, CEO Steve Ballmer, said:

"Bob Muglia and I have been talking about the overall business and what is needed to accelerate our growth. In...


January 17, 2011  10:11 AM

Review: Iomega delivers Linux NAS to home users

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DNLA, Linux, NAS, UPnP, Windows 7

Once you have more than one computer at home, you end up with the challenge of sharing data and printing. At work this task is handled via a dedicated file server and a networked printer.


These days, a cheap Linux-based box can now offer file and printer sharing at home. Some even...


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