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Tag: Windows 8 44 posts
By Lynn Greiner ⋅ April 23, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
As soon as word of Windows Blue, now likely to be called Windows 8.1, emerged, the gossip and speculation began. Which rumors are credible and what can we tell so far about the changes coming? We break it all down and let you know when you’ll have some real answers.
By Lynn Greiner ⋅ April 15, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
With minimal Windows XP support ending next year, it’s time to migrate to another OS. Which one should you choose? We compare the options available and give you tips to help you transition out of XP.
By Chris Magiet ⋅ April 13, 2013 ⋅ 3:03 ⋅ Post a comment
Are you new to Windows 8? Here’s a quick tip on how to get your Win 8 machine connected to a wireless network, save it and change the security settings. This free clip is from our Windows 8 course to prepare you for Microsoft Exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.
By Chris Magiet ⋅ April 11, 2013 ⋅ 55:06 ⋅ Post a comment
Don’t let Windows 8 frustrate you anymore. These 10 exciting features will make any IT pro happy to use Windows 8 for streamlined administration. Watch certification author Tony Northrupp demonstrate how the improved tools in Windows 8 can actually help you as an admin or power user.
By Lynn Greiner ⋅ April 8, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
Looking for an easy way to perk up your cranky operating system? Windows 8 has a solution. We take a look at the Refresh and Reset options available.
By Chris Magiet ⋅ April 2, 2013 ⋅ 13:46 ⋅ Post a comment
Control what’s installed on your Windows 8 machine using AppLocker. By securing your application permissions, there’s less of a chance malicious software will make it onto your computer because a user tried to install something.
By Jason Cipriani ⋅ March 25, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
Installing Windows on a Mac can seem counter-intuitive to some, but it makes a lot of sense when you’re in a corporate environment and some of the programs or apps you use rely on Windows compatibility. Apple recently updated Boot Camp in OS X 10.8.3 to be compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. We walk you through the steps to get Windows 8 easily on your Mac.
By Sean Wilkins ⋅ March 11, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
The IT certification landscape is large and diverse. Since technology from different vendors like Microsoft, Citrix and VMware changes frequently, knowing the impact on your career and be difficult to understand. Use this guide to make sure you start your certification exam prep efforts with the right path in mind.
By Dana Gagnon ⋅ March 6, 2013 ⋅ 2:20 ⋅ Post a comment
Navigating Windows 8 isn’t always the most intuitive process. For instance, if you search for “Hyper-V,” you won’t find Hyper-V anywhere, despite it being a built-in feature of the OS.
By John O'Neill Sr. ⋅ February 21, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
Give Windows 8 a security boost with BitLocker to encrypt disks faster by learning how to use pre-provisioning, new PIN capabilities and more.
By J. Peter Bruzzese ⋅ January 29, 2013 ⋅ 5 comments
Should you be afraid of how Exchange has changed? Maybe a little. It’s radically different, but not necessarily in a bad way. Exchange MVP J. Peter Bruzzese walks you through its features, the new management options and architectural changes.
By Michael Gabriel Sumastre ⋅ January 21, 2013 ⋅ 4 comments
IT certification can be complicated. This guide will help you understand the differences between the certification paths, why you should get certified, and which exams to take first.
By Mike Lata ⋅ January 8, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
Did you know Internet Explorer uses index.dat files to track and record your every move online? We explain how they work, what the implications may be, and how you can protect yourself if you choose to.
By Marco Shaw ⋅ January 3, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 has finally arrived! Although currently available only for Microsoft TechNet and MSDN subscribers, it should be available in wide release soon. Until then, we preview its fixes and features that support and take advantage of some of the advanced features of Windows Server 2012.
By Mike Lata ⋅ December 29, 2012 ⋅ 3 comments
Cloud-based operating systems and cloud software just make sense, and it’s only a matter of time until Microsoft and other companies jump on the all-in bandwagon.
By John O'Neill Sr. ⋅ December 21, 2012 ⋅ Post a comment
Many consider Windows 8 Professional to be the version of Microsoft’s flagship desktop OS most suited to enterprises. This isn’t exactly true, as Windows 8 Professional has a big brother of sorts aimed squarely at these organizations. I’m speaking, of course, of the aptly named Windows 8 Enterprise. Windows 8 Enterprise builds on the foundation [...]
By Dana Gagnon ⋅ December 18, 2012 ⋅ One comment
With its newest computer ratings out, Consumer Reports noticed a trend: Many of the computers at the top of its recommended list still run Windows 7.
By Mike Lata ⋅ December 7, 2012 ⋅ Post a comment
Now that Windows 8 phones have been on the market for over a month, we evaluate the current options available and take a look at the features.