Category Archives: Microsoft

Surface Pro 3 Powers Off when Plugged In – Power Cord Issue – Two Outlet Power Brick

Surface Pro 3 – Hard system fault although connected  to wall outlet, power light is on, and battery sufficiently charged. When powering on a Surface Pro 3, immediately after log on, the system would completely shut off. It’s plugged in (power … Continue reading

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Manually Checking For Windows Updates in an SCCM-Controlled Environment

Windows 8.1 – When using the Control Panel Windows Update “Check for Updates” button, the system returns “No Updates are Available.” Subsequently using the hyperlink “Check online for updates from Microsoft Update” shows numerous updates are available. One of my … Continue reading

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Why the Enterprise Should be Excited about Windows 8 Tablets

  eWeek, among others, announced that Microsoft will introduce potential iPad killing Windows 8 (yes, that’s right Eight (8))  tablets at the 2011 Consumer Electronic Show (CES). Windows 8 was needed since  Windows 7 isn’t really touch screen ready.  This … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 VS Motorola Droid – Comparing Apples to Apples in the Enterprise

I recently obtained a Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 as a replacement for my Motorola Droid 2.2 phone.  Since I’ve been reading blogs detailing the good and bad of WP7 to current day Droids, I thought I’d let everyone know … Continue reading

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Kinect is Pretty Cool

A quick note of my weekend review of Kinect, Microsoft’s new 3-D motion sensing camera for the Xbox 360. It’s pretty cool.  The games are mostly geared towards family entertainment and I can see this being a big winner for … Continue reading

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Service Manager 2010 Authoring Tool Beta 2

  Those crazy folks at the SCSM engineering team are at it again.  SM 2010 Authoring Tool Beta 2. What is this tool?  It’s what you’ll use to create some killer workflows in SM 2010. Read more here. Man, I … Continue reading

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This is Where I Want To Be

A simple network bandwidth dashboard.

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