Nearly three months after Europe’s GDPR goes into effect, more than a thousand US new sites still block access to European users, as a way to sidestep compliance requirements.
I’ve been following the work of Susan Bradley, often known as “The Patch Lady,” for more than 10 years. I’ve been a subscriber to the Windows Secrets Newsletter for at least that long. And I believe she was already working with Brian Livingston back in the day when he still ran that particular show. Recently,
Many devices, especially laptops, ship today with a small SSD and a bigger HDD. The device used as the example in this post is an HP ProBook 470 G5 laptop. It’s equipped with a so-called hybrid disk: a 128 GB M.2 SSD and a 1 TB spinner, with formatted capacities of 119 GB and 931
Rumors swirl about Microsoft Managed Desktop, an MS lease offering that may combine managed computing devices, the Windows 10 OS, Office 365, and more under a single umbrella, with a single monthly fee.
When Martin Brinkman of ghacks.net explains a recent Windows Update that forces three consecutive reboots, I share his pain and his dismay at that experience. Please fix this, MS! Not good.
One potential secret to IT success is careful and judicious use of automation tools and technologies. But remember: automation is supposed to SAVE time and money, not spend it wildly or wastefully!
Microsoft released yesterday (July 25th) two new Insider builds, build 17723 on RS5 Fast Ring and first Skip Ahead build 18204 on 19H1 branch. I must admit the Skip Ahead build was released much earlier than I had expected (read more). At this point, both of the Fast Ring and Skip Ahead builds are identical;
MS ups authentication ante with Bounty, support for open Standards and an authenticator app, to help protect users’ identities from compromise, theft, and misuse.
Given impending end of life for Windows 7 in 2020 and a still-large installed base of Windows 7 devices, that spells opportunity. Recent assessments of PC sales, slightly up for the first time since 2012, confirm this supposition.
Though you may find Windows 10 telemetry potentially intrusive or a little scary, MS takes steps to anonymize and protect the data it collects. We all benefit in the aggregate from the insights that telemetry can deliver. That’s why I urge all Win10 users to leave it turned on.