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Microsoft's internal hackathon tool

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

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

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

5 free Windows Server tools you should know about

These hidden gems can be real life-savers for IT admins

Windows 7: 10 top tools for power users

Windows 7 works fine out of the box, but why settle for "fine"? From an all-in-one system utility to an enhanced clipboard, these 10 tools can give Windows 7 -- and your productivity -- a serious boost

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