Windows Desktop

Windows 10 Being Pushed Out To Domain-Joined PCs

January 14, 2016 // 4 Comments

Brad Sams (my boss at published a story last night about how Microsoft has started to push out Windows 10 upgrades to domain-joined PCs. Note that the PC doesn’t upgrade via Windows Update; the user will be prompted if they want to update, and then a deliberately confusing screen [...]

Intel HD Graphics Family Disabled By Windows 10

August 13, 2015 // 6 Comments

I upgraded a couple of Ultrabooks to Windows 10 in the last week and both displayed (sorry!) the same issue; the graphics driver was not working correctly. My Toshiba KIRAbook couldn’t share to an external display. My Lenovo Yoga S1 had the same problem. I opened Device Manager and saw the above [...]

Approaching Windows 10 Availability

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

This is an exciting time in time in a Windows version’s life cycle. We’re just 2 weeks away from initial availability and things are starting to appear or shake up. The Verge (and everyone else) is reporting that Microsoft has selected Build 10240 (divisible by 16, which is important, oddly) as [...]

When Will Cortana Come To Ireland and Other Countries?

July 9, 2015 // 3 Comments

Every presentation I’ve seen on Windows 10 has spent half of the time talking about and demonstrating Cortana, Microsoft’s latest “The Curse of Zune” feature. Cortana, first introduced in Windows Phone, only works in a few countries. On Windows 10, as far as I know, it only works in the [...]

I Won’t Be Covering Windows 10 on July 29th

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ll be away that week and I’ll have much better life changing things going on 🙂 I hop you enjoy downloading and installing whatever is available that evening at around 8pm UK/Irish time. Technorati Tags: Windows 10 Please follow and like [...]

What is Windows-as-a-Service? FAQ

January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

I heard “Windows as a Service” or WaaS being mentioned twice at an event on Wednesday. Straight away, as a blogger/speaker, I knew what questions people would ask. Here’s what this means: Windows as a Service is a mindset from Microsoft. You don’t use an OS; your use apps and content. The [...]

My Early Windows 10 Experiences

October 3, 2014 // 4 Comments

I took the plunge yesterday while preparing an Azure presentation – I performed an in-place upgrade of Windows 8.1 on my Toshiba KIRAbook to Windows 10. Initially I tried to do it via USB, but I’d not prepared a UEFI stick for the device (thanks for the tip Hans Vredevoort). I copied the [...]
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