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All current versions of Windows offer a built-in, independently bootable command-line environment that you can use for heavy-duty troubleshooting and maintenance tasks. This specialized system isn’t for everyone; there’s no graphical interface and scant built-in help. But if you’re an experienced user, you might find that this relatively obscure option offers faster and more extensive troubleshooting than more traditional methods — especially when standard Windows won’t boot.Read More
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AV-Comparatives has posted its May results for popular AV-applications, and Microsoft’s MSE does surprisingly well. But anti-malware testing is not an exact science — it’s more of a guideline on the current state of AV products.Read More
In my corner of the U.S., June is when summer really starts to sizzle. But up in the cooler northwest, it’s Microsoft that’s heating up, with sixteen security bulletins for Windows and Office — and many of the fixes are for vulnerabilities we’ve patched numerous times before.Read More
Microsoft is clear and upfront about when its products reach their end of life. Here’s what Windows 7 users should know. Also, a mostly forgotten app provides detailed system information, and why the LinkedIn purchase highlights a scary and murky trend.Read More
New Win10 Preview builds give us a clearer picture of what we’ll likely see in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update edition, due out in late July. On June 8, Microsoft announced the release of Win10 Insider Preview build 14361, which includes a few new user-interface changes and lots of bug fixes.Read More
For many in business, the primary form of communication is still email — and to a much lesser extent, text messaging. To improve communications and collaboration among teams, there are dozens of digital collaboration tools. But the one that’s gotten the most attention recently is Slack, a business-centric messaging system that nicely complements traditional forms of communication.Read More