Friday, September 27, 2013

Windows 8: File History explained

File History was introduced in Windows 8, and gives you a new way to protect your files. It supersedes the existing Windows Backup and Restore features of Windows 7 because it was never a very popular application. This leaves your personal data and digital memories quite vulnerable, as any accident can lead to data loss.

Source : TechNet Magazine

Thursday, September 26, 2013

End of support for Java SE 6 - Microsoft Malware Protection Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

If you’re running Java SE 6, we have some news for you: Oracle stopped providing public updates to it after February 2013.

Source : Microsoft Malware Protection Center

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

iOS 7 statistics

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PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio Beta v0.5

If you haven’t seen the news, PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio is now available on the Visual Studio Gallery! The first beta brings with it many enhancements from alphas past and supports VS2013 RC. Here’s a quick overview of the current state of the extension.

Source : Adam Driscoll's Blog

WorkPlace Join overview

With Windows Server 2012 or below, domain privileges were essentially on or off. Devices were either members of your domain or not. Windows Server 2012 R2 introduces a new middle ground called WorkPlace Join.

Source : 4sysops

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Windows 8.1 Work Folders: the free self-hosted Dropbox for enterprise built into Windows

At Microsoft TechEd Australia 2013 a couple of weeks ago, my good friend Alan Burchill told me about a sneaky new feature in Windows 8.1 that should make a lot of business users very happy. Built in to every Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is “Work Folders“, a free and managed synced-storage alternative to Dropbox or SkyDrive that any business can self-host for their staff. Soon it’ll also work with Windows 7, iOS and even possibly Android."

Source : istartedsomething

Friday, September 13, 2013

Is Free iWork for iOS a Threat to Office?

Lost in all the excitement around Apple's iPhone 5C/5S announcement this week is news that the Cupertino consumer electronics giant will no longer charge for its iWork mobile productivity apps. Is this a serious threat to Microsoft's Office juggernaut?

Source : Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Active Directory Authentication Library 1.0 for .NET – Ready for prime time!

It is a great pleasure to be able let you know that v1 of the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) for .NET has reached General Availability! You can add the library to your projects directly from Visual Studio (search for ADAL) or you can download the NuGet package directly from here

source : Active Directory Blog

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The new iPhones: One part Samsung, two parts Motorola and a dash of HTC

Apple unveiled their new line of iPhones today, and there were absolutely no surprises. Both the iPhone 5S and 5C each have their own merits and new features. But many of those features seemed all too familiar to us Android users. Did Apple source all their inspiration from other companies?

source : Android and Me

Thursday, September 05, 2013

FREE: Microsoft OffCAT – Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 1.1

OffCAT, a free tool, is advertised as a “quick and easy method to analyze several Microsoft Office programs for common configurations that may cause problems.” According to Microsoft, it “can be very useful for busy Help Desk personnel when end-users call for help with Office programs or when you want to proactively identify possible issues.” Always interested in being proactive, I decided to check it out.

Source : 4sysops