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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Microsoft fixes crash-bug in Windows 10 just days before launch

  How much do CIOs really make? Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed | Microsoft updates some Surface tablets ahead of Windows 10's launch

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Microsoft fixes crash-bug in Windows 10 just days before launch
Microsoft appears to have patched a bug in Windows 10 that caused a key part of the OS to crash for some testers just two days before launch. The bug caused Windows Explorer to crash when users tried to remove an application or disable an enabled network interface using the Control Panel. Read More

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How much do CIOs really make? Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed
CIO salaries in the U.S. average between $157,000 and $262,500, according to Robert Half Technology. But salary is just the beginning. Cash bonuses and equity awards can propel pay packages into the millions. Read More

Microsoft updates some Surface tablets ahead of Windows 10's launch
Microsoft has pushed out a new firmware update for its Surface tablets that improves how the devices work with Windows 10. Read More

Deep-dive review: Windows 10 -- worth the wait
Finally, an operating system from Microsoft you can love. With Windows 10, Microsoft undoes the damage wrought by Windows 8. This is a cleanly designed operating system that works equally well on traditional computers and tablets, brings back the much-mourned Start menu and introduces useful features such as the Cortana digital assistant and new Edge browser. Read More

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Cloud comics: Overwhelmed IT workers are rescued by cloud superheroes
In the competitive world of the cloud, it seems vendors are looking for creative ways to get some attention in a market dominated by heavy-hitters such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google. So, cloud vendors including VMware and Sungard Availability Services have taken to comics to help tell their cloud story. Read More

Here's how Microsoft is handling the Windows 10 launch, online and off
The days of folks lining up for a copy of Windows are long gone, but Microsoft isn't giving up on the old-fashioned launch day hoopla for its release of Windows 10 this week. Read More

RingCentral integrates Microsoft Office 365; Digium introduces new metered option
RingCentral, a cloud-based communications provider, announced last week that it has integrated RingCentral Office with Microsoft Office 365. The integration provider users with click-to-call from within the Office 365 interface, also enabling outbound calls including internal calls by using the corporate directory. Read More


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The Windows 10 upgrade: Who should do it, who could wait
The day is finally here: Windows 10's launch. And if you haven't been participating in Microsoft's Windows Insider previews, you have a single, simple question: Should I upgrade to Windows 10? Read More

Windows 10: Fact vs. fiction
It's a few days before Windows 10 is officially slated to drop, and still, confusion abounds. Worse, many fallacies regarding Microsoft's plans around upgrades and support for Win10 remain in circulation, despite efforts to dispel them. Read More

Windows testers who haven't updated to the latest build will lose Store access
Microsoft wants people who are testing Windows 10 to update to the latest version of the operating system, and the company has provided an important incentive: anyone running an older version of the OS will be unable to access the Windows Store, starting Friday. Read More

Managing Apple Macs and Windows Systems with the Same SCCM Tool
Organizations are looking to manage their Apple Macs along side their existing Windows systems using existing tools already used in enterprises like Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Read More

Windows 10 review: It's familiar, it's powerful, but the Edge browser falls short
We may as well refer to Windows 10 as a date, or an hour, as much as an operating system. It's a moment in time. A month from now, it will have changed, evolved, improved. But right now? Microsoft has shipped an operating system that was meticulously planned and executed with panache, but whose coat of fresh paint hides some sticks and baling wire. Read More



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