Windows 8/RT


Performing a Windows File History Backup

It won't do what most third-party backup solutions can, but Windows File History, a relic from Windows 8.1, does a reasonably good job of protecting Windows 10 data.

Microsoft's Surface Pro X: It's Like the Surface RT, But Better

There's a lot about the Surface Pro X that's reminiscent of the ill-fated Surface RT. But despite the similarities, this might just be one of the rare cases where the sequel is better than the original.

Microsoft Previews New Edge Browser on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Microsoft announced this week that it has released previews of its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge Web browsers for use on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 systems.

IE 10 Has One Year of Support Remaining on Windows Server 2012

Internet Explorer 10 will fall out of support next year for users of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Microsoft noted in a Monday announcement.

Microsoft Specifies End Dates for Windows 8 and 8.1 Apps in Microsoft Store

Microsoft wants developers of Windows 8/8.1 applications in the Microsoft Store to port their apps to Windows 10, and it described some coming app deadlines.

Microsoft Previews SDK for Windows Admin Center, Releases RSAT and Command Documentation

The Windows Admin Center's software development kit is now available as a preview, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Windows Defender ATP Service Coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Microsoft on Monday indicated that its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) security service soon will be coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients.

How To Patch Nano Server, Part 2: Patching Multiple Servers

By modifying Microsoft's provided Powershell patching code, applying updates to multiple Nano Servers can be simplified.

Microsoft Extends Windows Server 2012 Support

Microsoft has extended the life of Windows Server 2012, publishing new end-of-support dates.

IT Pros Face Adjustments with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Cumulative Updates Arriving Next Week

Organizations running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 soon will see an end to the timeworn IT tactic of rolling back Windows patches that cause problems.

Microsoft's Windows 7 Convenience Rollups Choking on Some VMware VMs

Microsoft's "convenience rollups" for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 aren't playing well with some VMware virtual machines (VMs), the two companies warned this week.

Microsoft Issues Fix for WSUS Update Problem

Microsoft has announced a fix today for its flawed update, known as "KB3148812".

How To Disable Windows Server's Auto Lock Feature

Windows Server 2012's most annoying feature can be bypassed -- just not in the way that you would expect.

Microsoft Warns WSUS Users About Flawed KB3148812 Update

Microsoft is advising organizations running Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to defer installing its update KB3148812, which was released earlier this week.

How To Get Started with Deduplication in Window Server 2012

Reduce duplicate data and free up space quickly with this Windows Server feature.