Solid-state drives: 10 questions, 10 solid answers

As solid-state drives (SSDs) are becoming more and more mainstream, with 64GB-128GB models well below the $100 price point, it's time to go behind the scenes, solve some mysteries, and give you some answers on how to treat SSDs right....


Why 'Do Not Track' doesn't change much about web privacy

IE10 is doing it. Firefox is doing it. Chrome just followed suit. "Do Not Track" is the latest step into a more privacy-oriented web. Can it work?


8 long-forgotten Microsoft vulnerabilities

Here's a run-down of the most popular programs with unpatched flaws (both minor and major) as well as a quick evaluation of when this might affect either you or any one of your users.


Three great DVD playback alternatives for Windows 8

With Windows 8, Microsoft decided to remove DVD playback functionality from Windows Media Player. That's bad news for those of use with vast DVD collections. Here are 3 DVD playback alternatives worth a look.


5 ways Windows 8 beats Windows 7 at security

Microsoft has made some bold claims about the fact that Windows 8 is infinitely more secure than Windows 7. Here's the rundown.


Microsoft unveils three great malware hunting tools

Mark Russinovich, Windows icon, Sysinternals creator, and technical fellow at Microsoft, went on stage at TechEd Europe to a crammed full hall. In this session, Mark explained his best practices for removing malware manually -- using...


5 Windows 8 features IT pros will love

If an ipad-like always-on experience isn't enough to hook you, maybe a vastly improved startup time will.


Microsoft really, really wants you on the Windows RT bandwagon

On day 2 at TechEd Europe 2012, Microsoft rushed attendees out to the outskirts of Amsterdam into a revamped tennis hall (which sounds far less impressive than it actually was) to talk about Windows 8. And after a fairly generic...


Microsoft demos Windows RT build 8432

Microsoft TechEd Europe, Day 2. Just a quick note here from the Windows 8 reviewers workshop.


How Microsoft targets Windows 8 for enterprises

Day 2 of TechEd Europe. While Microsoft didn't reveal anything new at their Windows 8 workshop, they did put more serious effort into explaining how Windows 8 and the ARM-based Wndows RT will fit the enterprise.


20 free Microsoft tools that you should know about, but probably don't

Tips and tricks direct from TechEd Europe


7 takeaways from TechEd Europe, day 1

This years TechEd Europe takes place in wonderful Amsterdam. Sandro Villinger is attending the entire conference (from June 25th to June 29th) so expect some blog posts on the hottest announcements and tips as well as information from...


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