Category: Windows 8

How Many Free Microsoft eBooks Would You Like?  How About Over 275? 0

How Many Free Microsoft eBooks Would You Like? How About Over 275?

If you like eBooks, especially free ones, then you must be delighted to know that Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager Eric Ligman has posted a link to more than 275 free eBooks from Microsoft...

How to Use SharePoint Designer 2010 to Edit SharePoint 2013 Sites Successfully 5

How to Use SharePoint Designer 2010 to Edit SharePoint 2013 Sites Successfully

You may have heard, or even read on MSDN, that editing SharePoint 2013 sites with SharePoint Designer 2010 is not supported. You may have also been given an impression that you must use SharePoint...

How to Backup and Import Email Signatures in Outlook 2013 Profiles 2

How to Backup and Import Email Signatures in Outlook 2013 Profiles

In August 2013 I wrote this article on How to Export and Import Outlook 2013 Account Settings. The procedure I documented imports the POP3 account settings but not the signatures. Here’s the procedure you...

Use Disk Cleanup Utility to Clean WinSxS Folder in Windows Clients and Servers 0

Use Disk Cleanup Utility to Clean WinSxS Folder in Windows Clients and Servers

The WinSxS folder eats up a lot of disk space on Windows computers (both clients and servers). If you go to your WinSxS folder located in C:\Windows and look at the properties of the...

Use DISM Commands to Get Useful Information on Running Operating Systems 0

Use DISM Commands to Get Useful Information on Running Operating Systems

Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) is a command-line tool that was introduced with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 and is used to service Windows images offline before deployment. DISM can be used...

How to Edit Hosts File in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 4

How to Edit Hosts File in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

A “host” name is used by TCP/IP to identify a TCP/IP device on the network. What is a TCP/IP device? Well, every device that uses TCP/IP protocol to communicate on a network is considered...

How to Enable Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer 11 0

How to Enable Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer 11

For those of you who are running Web apps that were written for older versions of Internet Explorer (IE), such as IE 7 or IE 8, Microsoft has introduced a new “Enterprise Mode” in...

So Many Deployment Tools, So Little Time! 0

So Many Deployment Tools, So Little Time!

Whenever I blog about Windows deployment, I wonder why Microsoft doesn’t provide a single application for deploying Windows……or something close to a single solution. There are dozens of tools that Microsoft throws into a...

Free Windows 8.1 Courses for IT Pros from Microsoft 0

Free Windows 8.1 Courses for IT Pros from Microsoft

Here is a list of free Windows 8.1 courses from Microsoft Virtual Academy as of today. Windows 8.1 Modern LOB Application Deployment Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 Windows Performance Jump Start Windows...

Free eBooks on Microsoft Virtual Academy 0

Free eBooks on Microsoft Virtual Academy

Check out these free eBooks on Microsoft Virtual Academy. Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution Mitch Tulloch with Nigel Cain, Alvin Morales, Michel Luescher, Damian Flynn February 2014 136 pages Introducing Windows...

Getting Rid of Windows 8.1 Store Apps That Don’t Get Uninstalled Cleanly 0

Getting Rid of Windows 8.1 Store Apps That Don’t Get Uninstalled Cleanly

Once in a while you may run into Windows 8.1 Store Apps that are difficult to uninstall. You try to uninstall it by using the right-click option but it doesn’t quite cleanly uninstall the...

My Favorite Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks 0

My Favorite Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks

Windows 8.1 has lots of cool features, hotkeys, and shortcuts. These are likely to work in Windows 8 as well. I hardly know anyone who wouldn’t want to take advantage of the free upgrade...

How to Get Rid of Homegroup Icon on Windows 8 Desktop 1

How to Get Rid of Homegroup Icon on Windows 8 Desktop

Today the HomeGroup icon suddenly appeared on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop. I wasn’t able to delete, copy, drag to Recycle Bin, or do anything except look at it. Yes, I could double-click and...

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1 0

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) is a collection of tools from Microsoft that allows you to customize, assess, and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers. Here is a list of...