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Getting ready for Windows 10

The next version of Windows, dubbed Windows 10 is expected to be released in the second half of 2015. On October 1, Microsoft provided software makers with an early look at the new OS, so that we can test and … Continue reading

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Tips for Running AutoIt in the Isolated Session 0

Starting with Windows Vista in 2007 and continuing with every subsequent release, Microsoft has banned users from logging in to the first session created as Windows boots. This “Session 0 Isolation” has been accompanied by a steady erosion of the … Continue reading

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Using TASKLIST to check your Windows Services

If you are comfortable working with Windows Services from the command line, take a look at Microsoft’s TASKLIST utility. This often overlooked tool — available on all versions of Windows — can help you answer the following questions as you … Continue reading

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Phasing out Support for Windows XP

Support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014. After this date, Microsoft has announced that it will will no longer provide updates for its 12-year old operating system — even though it still commands a whopping 29% share … Continue reading

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Is the Desktop Dead?

On my annual New Year’s Day trek to the Mecca for geeks (aka Fry’s Electronics), I noticed that their once busy desktop section was completely deserted: A few feet away, the laptops, ultrabooks and tablets were the focus of all … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp, Service Protector, ActiveBooks Listed in the Windows Store

While the newly-minted Windows Store focuses on applications developed specifically for Windows 8, Microsoft allows select desktop applications to feature there as well. And after jumping through the necessary hoops to establish compatibility, security and quality, AlwaysUp, Service Protector, and … Continue reading

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Windows 8 – A Fresh Start or a Last Gasp?

Windows 8 is Microsoft’s most technologically adventurous operating system since Windows 95. Yet despite receiving rave reviews from phone and tablet users, the preview releases were consistently panned by the traditional desktop PC community. So what is the verdict? Why … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 Certified

Great news! After successfully completing the rigorous demands of the Windows Logo Program for Server Applications, AlwaysUp, Service Protector and ActiveBooks have all earned the Certified for Windows Server 2012 classification from Microsoft. Despite an early setback with hardware requirements, … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 Certification – Thanks Microsoft!

For many Windows developers, a new Operating System release involves testing applications for compatibility. So with dreams of the shiny new Certified for Windows Server 2012 logo in mind, we eagerly started jumping through the usual hoops to prove that … Continue reading

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Artwork from our Web Site

Please use this artwork when linking to our web site and products:   Powered by AlwaysUp Technology (JPEG; 270 x 150):   AlwaysUp Boxshot (JPEG; 140 x 140):   Service Protector Boxshot (PNG; 140 x 140):   ActiveBooks Boxshot (PNG; … Continue reading

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