When I wake up my old Lenovo T520 this morning, I get a black screen after trying to login. I use a pair of hotkey sequences that not only give me a working display. I’m also able to capture black screen error info for my first time ever. Woo hoo!
MS finally lets slip pricing and availability for its newest member of the Surface family: the Surface Duo. When I get that news, I nearly fall over. It costs too much for me to consider a purchase.
Amanda Langowski started as the Windows Insider team lead exactly 20 weeks ago, on March 23. At that point, the Insider team had been without a lead almost half a year after decision makers in Redmond had, instead of firing her, moved Dona Sarkar abruptly to a new position within the organization. Coincidentally, only a
Windows Reliability Monitor is actually a special wrapper around its general Performance Monitoring tool Even so, it’s a useful and helpful tool for keeping an eye on Windows PCs, and chasing errors to their causes.
I got a twinge of nostalgia reading reports that Toshiba is leaving the laptop market. I’ve carried and used a few of their laptops, so I share some recollections and ruminations here.
After upgrading to Dev Channel Build 20185, I am unable to RDP into one my two Dev Channel test machines. A quick trip through my RDP repair checklist, and all is (eventually set to rights). After the last checklist step, of course!
When a thunderstorm throws a power fault here earlier this week, it takes me a while to realize that my office Wi-Fi box is MIA. I explain how I finally figured things out, and returned them to working order.
Microsoft just announced a whole bunch of new teams features including meetings with up to 20,000 participants (!) and a wide range of phone support plans, including expanded phone system integration, support for SIP phones, and even (gasp!) Teams phones coming soon.
Starting in early August, users who block Microsoft Telemetry servers through the HOSTS file may start seeing dire warnings from Windows Defender as a result. Here’s the skinny on what’s going on. Interesting!
Now that I’ve got the latest Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Pro in my hot little hands, I can compare it to its top-of-the-line predecessor, the Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD. It’s a clear case of newer is better, because newer has more ports and more features for less cost.