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6 admin tools you ought to meet

You may not know about these admin tools, but it's not too late to take advantage of them

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Hackathons for all: Microsoft tool simplies setup, admin duties

Microsoft is planning to bring its internal tool for running hackathons to the public next year, starting by allowing a few select colleges to test drive it at their own events.

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Windows 10 Start menus: Start10 vs. Classic Shell

The best Windows 8 Start menu replacements bring their Win7-inspired magic to Windows 10. Which should you choose?

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10 tools that fix common Windows frustrations

Windows is full of niggling little irritations, but these tools come to the rescue


Microsoft to devs: We want your iOS and Android apps

Four recently unveiled Microsoft initiatives allow Web, iOS, Android, and legacy Windows apps to be ported to the Windows Store, but legacy Windows issues don't dispel easily

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Questions loom over 'open source' Swift

Apple says it will open-source the Swift language, but the issue of software freedom lingers

Microsoft CodePlex: 15 open source gems for every Windows admin

15 open source gems for Windows ... from Microsoft

We mined Microsoft's CodePlex repository to unearth 15 invaluable Windows admin tools -- and they're all free

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Getting started with PowerShell: The basics

Learn how to perform simple tasks and make your way around the syntax

Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant could well come to Windows 9

It could be a race between Apple and Microsoft as to who gets a voice assistant on the desktop first

Top 25 free tools for every Windows desktop

Whatever your poison -- Windows 7 or 8, updated or not -- there's a desktop tool begging to become part of your repertoire

10 things you should know about Apple's Swift

Apps built using Swift won't be accepted to the iOS or Mac App Store until the fall, so there's still time to learn the ins and outs of this new programming language

Apple rolls out more features for iWork for iCloud

Apple's iWork for iCloud gets a handful of worthwhile improvements that are well integrated with the rest of the suite

Support clock ticks on Office for Mac 2011, but heir nowhere in sight

There are only 18 months left before Microsoft retires its current suite on OS X

Apple updates iWork for Mac, iOS, and iCloud

Apple updated its suite on all three platforms, with improvements to almost every aspect of every app and more compatibility with Microsoft Office

Apple patches Safari's Pwn2Own vulnerability, two-dozen other critical bugs

Cupertino again leaves Snow Leopard users out in the cold by omitting fixes for Safari 5.1.10

Microsoft launches free OneNote for Mac -- with some pieces missing

Free version of Microsoft's note-taking app is now available for Mac sans support for SharePoint and integration with Outlook

Two tricks to automate the export of live VMs in Windows Server

A little-known Hyper-V export feature and Jeff Hicks' free PowerShell script can make an admin's work a lot easier

Apple and security: 5 deadly development sins

If Apple carries on with its many programming misdeeds, it will soon see a breakdown in its shiny, new security

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