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Windows 8 Myths Commented on: 2 years ago (February 12, 2013) I'm with you, QuentinH. Even though I have a touch-screen display, I still use the Start screen from the Desktop the way I used to use the Start menu. Windows key, type first few characters,...
Hey, Microsoft: It’s Time to Pull Phone into Windows Commented on: 2 years ago (February 12, 2013)

I don't think I've ever read a Thurrot editorial with which I agree more. Except I also agree with turnma that some of the integration has to flow the other way; from WP to Windows. And I'd add...

Windows 8 for the Win: Touch + Mobility + Cloud Commented on: 2 years ago (January 15, 2013) "I just detached the Type Keyboard Cover I had brought along and used the Surface in its native tablet form, tapping out the simple commands with my finger. It wasnt just workable, it was in...
Windows 8 Cheat Sheet for Keyboard and Touch Commented on: 2 years ago (January 14, 2013) Touch is MUCH faster than using a mouse where precision is not required (as with apps designed for a touch interface). I am surprised I don't see this in print more often because it's very...
Q: What is Active Directory-Based Activation (ADBA)? Commented on: 2 years ago (October 4, 2012) Same activation thresholds as with KMS?
RemoteApp MSI files: Useful but no longer available. Commented on: 3 years ago (October 1, 2012) I've not used WS2012 yet, but as I understand it, you now distribute RemoteApps to domain members the same way you distribute them to non-domain members: Using the RemoteApp and Desktop...
Q: What is the goal of the UAC security feature that Microsoft introduced in Windows Vista? Commented on: 3 years ago (June 23, 2012) I skipped this article at first because, in 2012, the rationale for UAC seems so obvious. And, indeed, as I write this, the article is 3 days old and mine is the first comment. May end up being the...
Exchange Server Public Folders: Still Not Dead - 12 May 2011 Commented on: 4 years ago (May 12, 2011) The ability to use the Outlook Object Model to work with Contact folders in individual mailboxes and in PFs with the same code via Outlook Object Model is very valuable. The best way I've ever found...
Q. In Windows Server 2008, how do I remove the metadata for a dead domain controller (DC) I need to delete? Commented on: 5 years ago (July 1, 2010) Does deletion through WS2008 ADU&C clean up DC metadata if the domain is still at WS2003?
The Enduring Value of Microsoft Office Commented on: 5 years ago (March 31, 2010) I'd be stunned if any of my SMB clients dropped Office in favor of Google Docs or any other lightweight products. Most people I know that try to go from Office to Works or Google Docs, thinking they...
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