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  • May 25, 2016 25 May'16

    Avoid Win10 Upgrade Tricks

    MS has rigged Windows Update to incent, incite and perhaps even trick users into upgrading to Windows 10. Read about their known Win10 upgrade tricks!

  • April 18, 2016 18 Apr'16

    Uninstall QuickTime for Windows NOW!

    Apple quit providing security updates for QuickTime on Windows PCs. Discovery of 2 zero day exploits makes it time to uninstall QuickTime for Windows NOW.

  • April 13, 2016 13 Apr'16

    Meet the Windows 10 Tech Bench

    The Windows 10 Tech Bench provides resources, image files, and info for IT pros. It's a professional alternative to the Media Creation Tool.

  • April 04, 2016 04 Apr'16

    Windows 10 market share hits number 2

    Windows 10 marketshare finds the OS in the number slot, vis-à-vis the other desktop OSes. Win10 still has a long way to go to pass Windows 7.

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  • What are the benefits of deploying Microsoft Nano Server?

    Nano Server, one of the key new Windows Server 2016 features, is a lightweight installation option designed to run in cloud instances and virtualized environments. Continue Reading

  • Determining the right time for a Windows Server 2016 upgrade

    The release of Microsoft's latest server OS gives organizations a chance to rethink their IT infrastructure. Windows Server 2016 requirements are largely the same as those for Windows Server 2012 R2, which remains a viable option for organizations. Still, some of the Windows Server 2016 features are appealing enough that a change might be worth the effort.

    This three-part guide reviews the reasons to consider an operating system upgrade. A business will want to weigh its options, which include Windows Server 2016 and alternatives like cloud-based servers. The age of the in-place OS will likely be a significant factor in any upgrade decision, since older Windows Server versions are at or near the end of their respective roads. Industry watchers worry that too many outdated and unpatched versions of those OSes remain in service.

    If the decision is made to go ahead with a Windows Server 2016 upgrade, managing costs and staff time will be important. Microsoft is switching from per-processor billing to per-core for Windows Server 2016 licensing, which could result in higher costs for some users. An organization may be wise to bring in experts to assist with implementation, allowing its in-house IT staff to focus on day-to-day operations.

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  • How Android app permissions work in Marshmallow

    The latest Android operating system, Marshmallow, improves the mobile user experience -- and IT security -- by providing more granular control over app permissions. Continue Reading

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