Windows Enterprise Desktop:

March, 2018


March 28, 2018  4:02 PM

Microsoft Edge web browser has a long way to go against Chrome

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza
Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Windows 10

Google Chrome has seen numerous security enhancements over the past few months, and even a potential change in Windows 10 might not help Microsoft edge out the browser leader. The Edge web browser debuted as the default with the release of Windows 10 in 2015, replacing Internet Explorer. With...

March 28, 2018  11:49 AM

Macrium Reflect Upgrade Cancels Backup Schedules

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Backup

Whoa! I got an unexpected shock in checking over my production desktop this weekend. Turns out that my recent upgrade from version 6 to 7 for Macrium Reflect Free came with certain consequences. That's right: that Macrium Reflect upgrade apparently...


March 26, 2018  10:24 AM

KB4089848 Poses Widely Reported Win10 Problems

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

On 3/22/18 Microsoft unleashed KB4089848. It upgrades build 1709 to 16299.334 and addresses a list of some 25 issues. This is documented in its MS Support KB article. But numerous sources indicate...


March 23, 2018  5:15 PM

Script Out Your Win10 Build History Using PowerShell

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
history, Windows 10

I just came across a fascinating pair of PowerShell commands. Run in an administrative PowerShell session, they'll tell you every build your system has had installed on it since the last clean install was performed. That's why I say you can use these items to script out your Win10 Build History...


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 "


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