Windows and Office

Get the most out of Microsoft Windows and Office in your enterprise with these tips, tricks, tweaks, registry hacks, and security patch breakdowns. In addition, get ahead of the curve with insight int

  • Steven Warren // May 28, 2008, 4:32 AM PST

    How do I install Diskeeper 2008 Home Server Edition?

    Windows Home Server is a new kind of server for the home. I have used it extensively and I believe Microsoft may have a hit with this very cool idea. Many vendors are also catching on and creating software that is compatible.


  • Steven Warren // May 30, 2008, 6:38 AM PST

    How do I use the Compatibility tab in Windows Vista?

    Do you have old programs that do not work now that you have upgraded to Windows Vista? If so, don't fret, you can take advantage of compatibility mode in Windows Vista.


  • Steven Warren // May 30, 2008, 12:47 AM PST

    How do I enable or disable UAC from a batch file?

    I go through phases on my Windows Vista machine where I am ok with using UAC and other times where I just want it to go away for awhile. I compare it to staring at a computer screen for hours. It is nice to take a break and get a hot cup of coffee or grab a Tall mocha from Starbucks. Here is how you accomplish the tasks.


  • Greg Shultz // May 7, 2008, 4:17 AM PST

    The Choice command is back in Windows Vista

    Microsoft has put the Choice command back in Windows Vista and made it a bit more powerful. Since the Choice command can come in extremely handy in a lot of situations and because it has been absent so long, Greg Shultz thought it would be worthwhile to revisit this command.


  • Andy Moon // May 12, 2008, 9:18 PM PST

    Microsoft desperately trying to break free of the PC

    Microsoft has been trying, with varying degrees of success, to break free of their PC based roots for quite some time now, but their latest machinations almost smack of desperation. The failed bid for Yahoo seems to have set off a virtual explosion of rumors of talks with Facebook, Myspace, and AOL, but what it comes down to is Microsoft's need to establish a relevant presence in a market dominated by Google. One thing I will say for Microsoft is that they have taken significant market share in just about every market they have entered, so you might not want to bet against them.


  • Greg Shultz // May 14, 2008, 12:43 AM PST

    How do I... Force Disk Cleanup to delete all temporary files?

    You may have found that Microsoft Windows XP's Disk Cleanup utility misses a spot from time to time, retaining temporary files most recently accessed. Here's how to perform a clean sweep of your Windows XP files by forcing Disk Cleanup to get rid of all your temporary files.


  • Andy Moon // May 14, 2008, 1:14 PM PST

    Microsoft wants those SMB dollars

    Microsoft announced pricing and details on the upgrade to their bundle aimed at small and medium sized businesses, following their announcement of a beefier product last November. Small Business Server 2008 (SBS) will continue to support up to 75 users, while Essential Business Server (EBS) can handle up to 250. SBS has seen a steep price increase over the 2003 version, but Microsoft will now allow customers to buy client access licenses one at a time, which softens the 80% hike a little.


  • Greg Shultz // May 15, 2008, 1:27 AM PST

    Put the default Search back in Windows Vista SP1

    Greg Shultz investigates the removal of the default Search command from both the Start menu and the context or right-click menu in Microsoft Vista SP1. He then shows you how you can put the Search command back.


  • Paul Mah // May 15, 2008, 9:04 PM PST

    Windows XP comes to the OLPC

    After years of dispute and half-hearted discussions, the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) organization have come full circle and will be putting Microsoft's Windows operating system onto its XO laptop. Limited trials will begin next month, with a general release expected as early as September this year.


  • Paul Mah // May 19, 2008, 5:01 PM PST

    Developers slow to build on Windows Vista

    Many developers are slow to target Microsoft's Vista operating system, claims survey by Evans Data Corp of 380 developers in North America. The predominant cause appears to be a lack of user interest in Windows Vista, though some growth is expected next year where Vista development is concerned.


  • Greg Shultz // June 4, 2008, 5:38 AM PST

    Handle Windows Vista like a pro with these tricks

    Using Microsoft Windows Vista over a period of almost two years, Greg Shultz has discovered a handful of useful tricks that makes using the operating system easier. He shares some of these tricks with us in this edition of the Windows Vista Report.


  • Steven Warren // June 3, 2008, 1:50 AM PST

    The Ballmer Bot


  • Steven Warren // June 11, 2008, 2:22 AM PST

    How do I enable additional clocks in Windows Vista?

    I travel a good amount throughout the year to different time zones. I do not like to change my time in the system tray but here is a way to add additional clocks in Windows Vista.


  • Greg Shultz // June 11, 2008, 4:33 AM PST

    Create your own custom Windows Vista Control Panel

    Windows Vista's Control Panel, while containing plenty of tools, can be cumbersome to navigate. Greg Shultz shows you can create your own custom Control Panel and simplify navigation so you find what you need.