Posts Tagged ‘Windows 8’

Update for Windows 7 Remote Desktop Client

Microsoft has released the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0 update. This update which enables users to use the new Remote Desktop Services features is applicable for clients running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - November 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

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Windows 8 Data Backup and Recovery Features

In Windows 8, Microsoft has introduced three new data backup and recovery features which are File History, Refresh, and Reset. File History allows you to restore deleted files or previous versions of files. Refresh lets you restore the Windows system files— similar to System Restore, and Reset is essentially a factory restore option.

To read more and discover exactly what each of these recovery features does go here – http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/New-Data-Recovery-Options-Windows-8.html

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - October 25, 2012 at 2:55 am

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Microsoft to patch Flash vulnerability before shipping Windows 8

Microsoft will be patching Windows 8 Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10) vulnerability before releasing the final product this October. The security hole in Adobe’s Flash Player which will be bundled directly into IE 10 has triggered Microsoft to fix the exploit before shipping the product to consumers. Definitely, a wise move by Microsoft to fix a known exploit before releasing the new operating system which would portray Windows 8 as a more secure solution than its competition!  Microsoft is working with Adobe to make sure that the Flash Player is always secure.

Read more here – http://www.informationweek.com/windows/microsoft-news/microsoft-to-patch-ie-10-ahead-of-window/240007384

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - September 18, 2012 at 7:47 am

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Disable Windows Online Help

Although, Windows online help may provide users with the latest relevant content, some organizations may still want to disallow it! Organizations may want to save Internet bandwidth or have to comply with specific security requirements and disallow Windows Help to connect online and download updated content. If this is the case, then I suggest that you disable Windows Online Help functionality from through Group Policy as it will generate errors and prompts, every time it tries to connect to the Internet. You can use the Turn off Windows Online Group Policy to prevent the automatic downloading of online Windows Help content.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - May 8, 2012 at 3:15 am

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