Tag: Windows 7
What’s this new Cert? MCSA: Windows 7!
This post was originally written for the Canadian IT Pro Connection blog, and can be seen there at http://blogs.technet.com/b/canitpro/archive/2012/09/12/what-s-this-new-cert-mcsa-windows-7.aspx. In April of this year Microsoft Learning announced its new generation of certifications. Many of us who had previously earned certain MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) credentials were automatically ported into a new certification category, the…
Windows 8 Experience Index… What it means and how to check it
Six years ago Microsoft introduced the Windows Experience Index, a better way to measure the actual speed of computers, rather than simply relying on the single measurement of the CPU speed. Although it really is more complicated than this, Microsoft has broken the speed of a computer down to five components: CPU, RAM, graphics and…
Windows 8: .NET Installation Issue
I couldn’t believe it. I had finally installed Windows 8, and I wasn’t able to blog about it. I use Windows Live Writer as my blogging tool (most of the time). One of the required pre-requisites is .NET Framework 3.5, and for whatever reason it would not install for me (see screenshot). The error code…
Smart Screen? Smart!
Unlike most people I was (and am) a big fan of User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7 (and even Vista). I have often referred to it as the ‘Are you really sure you want to do something stupid?’ button; it let you know that you were about to do something that would affect your…
Windows To Go: This is going to be a game changer!
I have said before that I am not sure that Windows 8 is going to have the adoption rates that Windows 7 has had, and that it is more likely that Windows 7 will remain the dominant operating system in the enterprise. If companies are going to be convinced to switch, it will be by…
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Resources
A buddy of mine said it as well as I could… so go view his post on the latest Microsoft Windows Service Pack 1 🙂 http://www.amcdougall.ca/?p=41