A Clean Windows Installation…

It happens twice every year… Microsoft releases a new version of Windows 10.  For most people, the new version will be installed for them automatically by whatever method they use for patch management… either Windows Update, or any of myriad enterprise deployment tools their organization uses to manage desktop operating systems.Unfortunately, due to a Windows... Continue Reading →

I Have The Power!

A couple of weeks ago I posted an article about how I love my ChargeTech Portable Power Outlet (See article).  I guess someone at the company found the article online and they reached out to me, asking for my address.  “We appreciate you as a long-time customer and we want to send you something.” Hey,... Continue Reading →

No Power? What to do…?

As many people do, I have two separate smartphones... one for myself, and one for corporate use. I am contracted to a large bank, and we take IT security seriously. There is no cross-pollination between the two worlds... my personal device has whatever I want on it, but my other device is all business. I... Continue Reading →

The End of An Era… Again.

Around 2005-2006, when I was running the Montreal IT Professionals Community, Microsoft announced that due to a lawsuit from the Quebec Order of Engineers, Microsoft would be eliminating the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) designation in the province of Quebec.  As a community leader I rallied against that; my position was that it would create... Continue Reading →

Windows to Go Lives!

Sometimes the universe is talking to me. This weekend, for reasons I cannot recall, I was thinking about the fact that Microsoft announced that it will be deprecating Windows to Go, and that sometime this fall I would be faced with the choice of either: Keeping my supported Windows 10 v1903 Windows to Go key;... Continue Reading →

Nothing Domestic About It

There were two more mass shootings over the past weekend.  Nine are dead in Dayton, Ohio; twenty-one are dead in El Paso, Texas.The talking heads this morning were discussing and debating whether or not these incidents were acts of domestic terrorism.  I want to know how anyone can argue that these were not acts of... Continue Reading →

Which Patches?

It came up in conversation with a friend recently that he believed that a Windows Update (hotfix, patch, whatever you want to call it) broke something on his computer.  What can I say? It happens… sometimes.  No problem Fred, all you have to do is roll back the updates that were applied last week and... Continue Reading →

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