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  • Question

    outlook2014

    Posted June 22, 2014 - 11:19 pm

    Please assist to enable spelling auto correct option in outlook, Tried doing it in mail settings, but it has been disabled by default
  • Whoops! Microsoft goof confirms Surface Mini

    Posted June 20, 2014 - 11:19 am

    Microsoft inadvertently confirmed in a user guide that it had a smaller Surface tablet ready to release when it unveiled the larger Surface Pro 3 last month.
  • Microsoft fixes flaw in its own security software

    Posted June 18, 2014 - 1:25 pm

    Microsoft had warned customers that its malware detection engine, used in a wide range of its products, could be disabled if an attacker sent a malformed file as an email attachment.
  • Microsoft's Cortana may be headed to world domination

    Posted June 16, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    The company confirms it is coming to the Windows desktop, and possibly iOS and Android.
  • Memo to Nadella: Copy IBM

    Posted June 15, 2014 - 9:30 pm

    Microsoft's situation in 2014 is eerily similar to IBM's in the late 1980s, and it can save itself the same way.
  • How to maximize storage space on your Windows tablet

    Posted June 15, 2014 - 9:11 pm

    One of the unfortunate hallmarks of affordable Windows-based tablets is limited storage space. It is not uncommon for low-priced tablets to come with only 32GB or 64GB drives.
  • Microsoft strips some Windows 7 users of IE11 patch privileges

    Posted June 15, 2014 - 7:46 am

    Microsoft has quietly stopped serving security updates to Internet Explorer 11 on consumer and small business Windows 7 PCs unless the customer has successfully applied a browser update from April.
  • Give us the Windows 8 Start menu and no one will get hurt

    Posted June 13, 2014 - 4:45 pm

    It's looking like Microsoft won't be bringing back the Start menu until 2015. Way to put the customer first, Microsoft!
  • White Paper

    Windows 8 and BYOD: Embrace the Trends

    Posted June 13, 2014 - 11:01 am

    Achieve a closer union of mobile devices and traditional desktops with Windows 8. With a unified end-user experience across smartphones, tablets and desktops, Windows 8 provides an easier way for IT to securely manage and support BYOD strategies.
  • White Paper

    Avoiding the 8 Common Mistakes of Windows 7 & Windows 8 Migrations

    Posted June 13, 2014 - 11:01 am

    With no future support for Windows XP, most IT pros have begun OS migration efforts to modern Windows. Make the most of your OS upgrade and PC refresh to enhance performance, security, and manageability.
  • White Paper

    Dell PowerEdge VRTX and Windows Server 2012: 7 Benefits of Remote Offices and SMBs

    Posted June 13, 2014 - 11:01 am

    Limited IT staff and office space makes a simple, efficient and versatile infrastructure a must at small and midsize businesses and remote offices. Here's a look at how these organizations can get the compute power they need
  • White Paper

    Microsoft Private Cloud--Making it Real

    Posted June 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Cloud computing is happening. It is being driven by the exponential growth in modern applications, data and devices. These trends require organizations to quickly scale and deliver continuous services.
  • White Paper

    A Strategy for moving IT into the era of cloud computing

    Posted June 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

    In the Dell point of view, the cloud represents both the natural evolution of the data center and the future of IT service delivery. It's a strategy that allows your organization to reinvest and reinvent the way you deliver IT services
  • White Paper

    Don't ignore Windows Server 2003 End of Support until it' too late!

    Posted June 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Today's business environments are very different to those of 10 years ago. Windows Server 2003 has been a trusted friend for over a decade, but there are better ways to deliver against today's business expectations and technical possibilities.
  • White Paper

    Upgrade keys to a Successful OS Migration

    Posted June 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

    April 8, 2014 marked the end of support for Windows XP, so the time is now to develop an OS migration strategy. Check out this infographic highlighting the Keys to an OS upgrade and learn more about the technology and resources available.
  • White Paper

    Ultimate Tech Challenge -- OS Migration

    Posted June 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Operating system migrations can present a handful of situational complexities. We asked industry professionals to tell us about their real-world solutions for challenges they've faced during Windows OS migrations.
  • Windows gets the GitHub tool it deserves

    Posted June 10, 2014 - 10:43 am

    A big barrier to widespread adoption of GitHub by Windows users has been the lack of friendly tooling to interact with the service. Most everything needed to be done through the command line and the initial setup of the security key exchange between your desktop and GitHub was enough to deter a lot of people. All of that has changed with GitHub Windows 2.0.
  • XPocalypse, not now

    Posted June 9, 2014 - 11:31 am

    Two months after Microsoft ended support for Windows XP, the catastrophic wave of exploits security experts expected to wash over the aged operating system have failed to materialize.
  • Oops! Tim Cook tweets photo of Mac production line running Windows

    Posted June 6, 2014 - 7:21 pm

    Apple uses Windows to manufacture Macs on its production line, according to a photo tweeted by Apple chief executive Tim Cook.
  • Microsoft's latest countdown: Update Windows 8.1 before Tuesday

    Posted June 5, 2014 - 4:54 pm

    Next week's seven-bulletin slate, including critical fixes for IE and Windows, won't reach 8.1 unless April's Update has been applied
  • China escalates rhetoric in campaign to ban Windows 8

    Posted June 5, 2014 - 11:10 am

    China's state-run television today took new shots at Microsoft's Windows 8, using a two-and-a-half-minute segment on a national show to blast the OS as a data thief.
  • Question

    What's the difference between sleep and hibernate for a PC?

    Posted June 4, 2014 - 9:21 pm

    When should hibernate be used instead of sleep on a PC, a Windows 7 laptop in my case? What's the difference between the two choices?
  • Touchable Office suite headed to Android before Windows 8, report says

    Posted June 4, 2014 - 11:13 am

    Windows 8 users, it seems, have a long wait ahead of them before they'll see a Metro version of Office.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 finally arrives on Amazon's cloud

    Posted June 4, 2014 - 10:28 am

    Enterprises can now run Windows Server 2012 R2 on Amazon's cloud, taking advantage of features such as tiered storage, and they can also combine the OS with SQL Server 2014.
  • Microsoft previews new devices, promotes Windows in Taipei

    Posted June 4, 2014 - 5:54 am

    Walk around the halls of Computex, the massive regional trade show taking place in Taipei this week, and you'll quickly realize that Microsoft's business is under attack like never before. In portable and mobile electronics, companies are increasingly choosing Google's Android operating system rather than Windows.
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