Category: Microsoft

First day’s results for Windows 10 3

First day’s results for Windows 10

So the results are in from the first day of the Windows 10 release, and they are mixed. John has gone through the the upgrade process successfully on two machines (Windows 7 Home and Windows 7 Pro). In my case I got the wonderful “Something happened” when trying to write a USB installer (from two different machines). Eventually I broke down and downloaded the Windows 10 ISO from MSDN and...

Are you ready for Windows 10 day? 0

Are you ready for Windows 10 day?

Tomorrow will see the release of Windows 10 to the general public. Normally I would have long ago tested/reviewed Windows 10 myself, but I didn’t have time until recently so I’m waiting patiently for the release like everyone else. While Microsoft’s most notable product has generally been lamented through the years, Windows 10 is seeing a lot of very positive reviews. The last few months has also seen a blitz...

Review:  Dell XPS 13 (2015) w/ Touch 0

Review: Dell XPS 13 (2015) w/ Touch

This week at the office we got in a couple “Dell XPS 13s with touch”. The unit is a follow up to the previous generation of Dell XPS 13, which I had affectionately nicknamed the “Dellbook Air”. Thus far I have been pleasantly surprised with the current generation, whereas the previous generation I did not care for or use for very long.

Migrating Apache SSL Certs to IIS 6.0 0

Migrating Apache SSL Certs to IIS 6.0

You probably think I’m crazy to mention IIS 6 in this day in age; you’d be right. Unfortunately legacy systems are legacy systems till they get replaced (hopefully soon). This weekend I had the joy of figuring out how to migrate a valid Apache SSL cert over to an old Windows 2003 box running IIS 6.

Dead MacBook or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Surface Pro 3 0

Dead MacBook or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Surface Pro 3

For about three weeks, I’ve carried around the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 as my “daily driver” laptop. I’ve written plenty of reviews about new machines, but what makes this “test” a little different is that I didn’t have a backup laptop. Under normal circumstances, anything I test is just a temporary thing. I may carry around a new device with me and use it as my primary computing platform for...