ITworld Windows http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/34/all en Trying Windows 10 Tech Preview? Keep these 7 things in mind http://www.itworld.com/windows/439596/trying-windows-10-tech-preview-keep-these-7-things-mind Microsoft has kicked off the Windows 10 public testing period, but the company wants the fearless enthusiasts willing to participate in the Insider Program to be aware of a number of things before they jump in.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/439596/trying-windows-10-tech-preview-keep-these-7-things-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/439596/trying-windows-10-tech-preview-keep-these-7-things-mind#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:47:06 +0000 IDGNS staff 439596 at http://www.itworld.com 12 things to know about Windows 10 http://www.itworld.com/windows/439309/12-things-know-about-windows-10 Microsoft gave the first look at its Windows 10 operating system on Tuesday, a major release that will span all hardware from PCs to phones and try to address the ills that have dogged Windows 8.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/439309/12-things-know-about-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/439309/12-things-know-about-windows-10#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:58:11 +0000 IDGNS staff 439309 at http://www.itworld.com With Windows 10, a contrite Microsoft will try to atone for Windows 8 mistakes http://www.itworld.com/windows/439307/windows-10-contrite-microsoft-will-try-atone-windows-8-mistakes Humbled by businesses&#039; dislike for Windows 8, Microsoft has issued a mea culpa, offered the world a first peek at Windows 10 and pledged that the new OS will delight IT executives. But the true test of whether Microsoft can move past its Windows 8 mistakes will come when Windows 10 is commercially released at some point next summer.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/439307/windows-10-contrite-microsoft-will-try-atone-windows-8-mistakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/439307/windows-10-contrite-microsoft-will-try-atone-windows-8-mistakes#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:47:38 +0000 IDGNS staff 439307 at http://www.itworld.com Hands-on with Microsoft's new Windows 10: UI changes that look great at first blush http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/439290/hands-microsofts-new-windows-10-ui-changes-look-great-first-blush My first experience with Windows 8 inspired bafflement and frustration. But I walked away from my first few minutes with Windows 10 with a sense of jealousy. It looks like a significant improvement, and I want it on my PC right now.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/439290/hands-microsofts-new-windows-10-ui-changes-look-great-first-blush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/439290/hands-microsofts-new-windows-10-ui-changes-look-great-first-blush#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:12:01 +0000 IDGNS staff 439290 at http://www.itworld.com First look: Windows 10 http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/165010/first-look-windows-10-439260 <!--paging_filter--><p>Microsoft's first glimpse of next year's new Windows fixes obvious flaws and borrows from Apple's OSes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/165010/first-look-windows-10-439260" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:02:00 +0000 kgerich 439260 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft announces Windows 10; preview program starts today http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/439239/microsoft-announces-windows-10-preview-program-starts-today No pricing yet but we&#039;ve got time. The final version isn&#039;t due until late 2015.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/439239/microsoft-announces-windows-10-preview-program-starts-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/439239/microsoft-announces-windows-10-preview-program-starts-today#comments Operating Systems Personal Tech Windows News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:15:00 +0000 pasmith 439239 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft skips a number, says 'Windows 10' will be a big break from the past http://www.itworld.com/windows/439226/microsoft-skips-number-says-windows-10-will-be-big-break-past Microsoft&#039;s major update to its operating system, called Windows 10 and unveiled Tuesday, has been built to blend old and new in a way that will be familiar to Windows 7 users while also retaining much of its more modern tile interface.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/439226/microsoft-skips-number-says-windows-10-will-be-big-break-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/439226/microsoft-skips-number-says-windows-10-will-be-big-break-past#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:30:46 +0000 IDGNS staff 439226 at http://www.itworld.com Tasked with promoting Office 365? Microsoft has a website for you http://www.itworld.com/438980/tasked-promoting-office-365-microsoft-has-website-you Aware that the &quot;if you build it, they will come&quot; principle doesn&#039;t always apply to newly deployed IT systems, Microsoft has developed a website to help companies promote Office 365 usage among employees.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/438980/tasked-promoting-office-365-microsoft-has-website-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/438980/tasked-promoting-office-365-microsoft-has-website-you#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:11:37 +0000 IDGNS staff 438980 at http://www.itworld.com How to map a local folder to a drive letter in Windows http://www.itworld.com/windows/438974/how-map-local-folder-drive-letter-windows Have you ever wanted to create a drive letter mapping within your local system under Windows? Usually the mappings are reserved for network paths, but it can be useful for development (or even just as a shortcut) to map a local path to a drive letter.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/438974/how-map-local-folder-drive-letter-windows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/438974/how-map-local-folder-drive-letter-windows#comments Development Internet IT Management Networking Personal Tech Storage Windows How-to Tips Windows Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 438974 at http://www.itworld.com 9 things to look for in Windows 9 http://www.itworld.com/software/438812/9-things-look-windows-9 Microsoft is discussing the future of Windows Tuesday at which time it could make public some of these rumored upgrades.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/438812/9-things-look-windows-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/438812/9-things-look-windows-9#comments Software Windows Analysis Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:48:39 +0000 IDGNS staff 438812 at http://www.itworld.com With new OS, Microsoft will try to put Windows 8 era behind it http://www.itworld.com/windows/438707/new-os-microsoft-will-try-put-windows-8-era-behind-it After spending the past two years in damage control mode over Windows 8, Microsoft will officially begin a new era for its OS on Tuesday, when it&#039;s expected to unveil a preview of Windows&#039; next major version during an event focused on enterprise customers.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/438707/new-os-microsoft-will-try-put-windows-8-era-behind-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/438707/new-os-microsoft-will-try-put-windows-8-era-behind-it#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:21:40 +0000 IDGNS staff 438707 at http://www.itworld.com What the WinHEC? Microsoft revives Windows engineering event http://www.itworld.com/windows/438363/what-winhec-microsoft-revives-windows-engineering-event Microsoft, which recently announced the consolidation of several of its conferences, is now going in the opposite direction and resurrecting WinHEC, which was last held in 2008.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/438363/what-winhec-microsoft-revives-windows-engineering-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/438363/what-winhec-microsoft-revives-windows-engineering-event#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:11:58 +0000 IDGNS staff 438363 at http://www.itworld.com 5 Things you need to know about Migrating from Windows Server http://www.itworld.com/data-center/438182/5-things-you-need-know-about-migrating-windows-server <!--paging_filter--><p> Sure, your team has probably headed up countless maintenance initiatives in the past--upgrades, refreshes, migrations. But if you make the mistake of thinking your Windows Server 2003 migration is more of the same, you will lose on two fronts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/data-center/438182/5-things-you-need-know-about-migrating-windows-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Data Center Data Protection Windows Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:32:16 +0000 438182 at http://www.itworld.com 5 Things you need to know about Migrating from Windows Server http://www.itworld.com/data-center/438182/5-things-you-need-know-about-migrating-windows-server <!--paging_filter--><p> Sure, your team has probably headed up countless maintenance initiatives in the past--upgrades, refreshes, migrations. But if you make the mistake of thinking your Windows Server 2003 migration is more of the same, you will lose on two fronts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/data-center/438182/5-things-you-need-know-about-migrating-windows-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Data Center Data Protection Windows Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:32:16 +0000 438182 at http://www.itworld.com 5 Things you need to know about Migrating from Windows Server http://www.itworld.com/data-center/438182/5-things-you-need-know-about-migrating-windows-server <!--paging_filter--><p> Sure, your team has probably headed up countless maintenance initiatives in the past--upgrades, refreshes, migrations. But if you make the mistake of thinking your Windows Server 2003 migration is more of the same, you will lose on two fronts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/data-center/438182/5-things-you-need-know-about-migrating-windows-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Data Center Data Protection Windows Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:32:16 +0000 438182 at http://www.itworld.com