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October 24, 2016  4:24 PM

Factoring Out Xbox in Active User Count

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

As part of its latest earnings report, MS reported on October 20 that for Q1 F72017 (Jul-Sep, 2016) there were 47 million active Xbox Live users. This number interests me, because it suggests how many...

September 28, 2016  11:10 AM

Win10 Hits 400M Users as Adoptions Slow

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

On Monday, September 26, during the first day of its Ignite conference, Microsoft officials disclosed that Windows 10 now runs on 400 million active devices. Thanks to Mary Jo Foley sharing this news, I can...


September 19, 2016  10:06 AM

Toggle Remote Connections Restores RDP

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

I found myself embroiled in a discussion on TenForums.com recently, wherein I dug into 802.11n sufficiently to confirm my recollection that newer implementations are dual band. That is, they can communicate wirelessly at either 2.4 or 5 GHz, depending on configuration. After this discussion, I...


September 6, 2016  11:58 AM

Discovering WMIC (WMI command-line)

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Rooting around for a good way to view current drive letter associations at the command line this weekend, I stumbled across command line access to the Windows Management Interface, aka WMI. Known as WMIC (the WMI command-line utility) it delivers access to and control over all kinds of Windows...


September 6, 2016  9:00 AM

VDI storage horizons broadening

Margaret Jones Margaret Jones Profile: Margaret Jones

Storage is a critical part of a successful VDI deployment; most IT administrators already know this. There are many different reasons VDI can fail, but one of the most persistent -- pun intended -- is unhappy users. VDI can make users unhappy if it’s buggy, laggy or slow, and the right...


September 3, 2016  11:53 AM

Windows Marketshare Jul-Aug 2016

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Around the beginning of each month I look at what's happening with Windows marketshare. Courtesy of TenForums poster Lehnerus2000, I show activity for July and August with a pair of vertical bar graphs...


August 29, 2016  10:12 AM

US DoD Win10 Rollout Deadlines Slip

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Last February, DoD Deputy Secretary Bob Work issued a directive for Windows 10 migration in 12 months. Essentially, unless a waiver is granted, all DoD Windows clients should run Windows 10 by February 2017. Alas, it now looks like a US DoD...


August 26, 2016  11:06 AM

(New) RAPR v0.8 on GitHub

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

I first discovered DriverStore Explorer aka RAPR.exe in 2011, when I posted an item entitled "Check Out DriverStore Explorer" to this blog. In the past few days, I've learned that...


August 24, 2016  10:46 AM

Admin Toolbox: SG TCP Optimizer

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

SpeedGuide.net is a broadband networking resource online that offers numerous free software tools and utilities. Their SG TCP Optimizer program asks you to input your download speed, then tweaks a raft of TCP settings for your network interfaces in response. The result is usually a slight to...


August 22, 2016  1:37 PM

Possible Fix for Win10 AU Webcam Fail

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Owing to a technology change in the Anniversary Update to Windows 10, webcams on many PCs have since failed to work properly. To be more specific, various kinds of webcam software including programs from Logitech, Skype (and Skype for Business), and others, won't show outgoing video. Worse, these...


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