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Gio giovanni
  • Windows Server Nano

    With the recent release of Windows Server Technical 2016 Preview 3, I started looking for more information about what's coming and I have to say that Server Nano is very very exciting news .

    I hope there will be simple management tools for small environments and not only large datacenters.

  • Smartphones form factors

    @cbae: Tahnks, edited typo.

    @spivonious: I am also a fan of physical keyboards for precise typing.

  • Google is now Alphabet

    , Bass wrote

    Having all of Google's conglomerate activities under the same brand never really made sense. Google is in healthcare, robotics, and space research, and all kind of weird things that literally have nothing to do with core business. This allows them to branch out and own everything that makes sense without investors asking what it has to do with a search engine.

    I agree, it makes a lot of sense given how much they have diversified their investments and how much they plan to do so in the future. I am not sure about the name though as they don't even own the domain name...

  • Google is now Alphabet

    , Bas wrote

    Haven't found the easter egg yet but http://abc.wtf is pretty funny.


    For once they've been smarter :)

  • Smartphones form factors

    I think it is time for new or different smartphone designs (a couple of examples: http://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-sm-g9198-flip-634219/ and http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/13/9147239/samsung-keyboard-case-note-5-s6-edge-plus ).

    In particular I think it would be cool to see removable keyboard, secondary screens, integrated covers with keyboards, external batteries, speakers, cameras, docking stations, etc.

    The MS Surface is a good example of what can be done with a laptop/tablet (even if I think we only scratched the surface with what can be done - pun not intended), the same should apply to smartphones.

  • Setting up Windows 10 with a company account

    Thanks! I am eagerly waiting for the documentation as well :)

  • Setting up Windows 10 with a company account

    I am very excited that finally Microsoft is allowing to use a company account (Azure AD account) to register Windows. I am currently installing Windows 10 and I am trying to add the device as a "company device" but something is not currently working. Is there something I need to activate on Azure AD or the option is still not functional? I cannot find any documentation. Anyone tried and succeeded? Thanks.

  • Is anyone else still waiting for Denim?

    Still waiting here (France). Can't wait for it since I use the camera a lot and I heard that it will bring some welcome speed improvements.

  • Windows System Image Backup

    @TheTraveler: Yes, if they could be a mirror of each other (OneDrive files offline on the local machine and the local File History replicated on the cloud on OneDrive) it would be an excellent redundant solution both ways.

    By the way, anyone has the details of how the System Image, Recovery Drive, and Recovery Partition differ from each other? To add to the confusion, you can copy the local recovery partition to the recovery drive...

  • Windows System Image Backup

    @TheTraveler: System Image is a little hidden, but still there in Windows 8. In Control Panel, under File History (Control Panel\System and Security\File History) if you look at the bottom left corner of the window there is a link to the System Image Backup (I think this is what you are looking for).

    I think System Image lost lots of interest since Windows 8 installs a recovery partition (you can also create a separate recovery drive somewhere hidden in Control Panel). But I agree with you, although these options are there, they are hidden to the average user and not very clear (System Image, Recovery Drive, Recovery Partition, File History, etc.).

    My issue with OneDrive and File History is that File History will not back up OneDrive files(OneDrive is not subject to local hardware failures, but it still is vulnerable to file overwrite or deleted by mistake). I do trust the cloud, but with everything on it, I would like to have a local copy... Saving a copy of the System Image and File History on the OneDrive would be a great integration, but I think a local copy is as important.