Monthly Archives: March 2014

Microsoft Australia Windows XP End Of Life Countdown Resources

While you may not be based in Australia, your local Microsoft subsidiary should have something similar, or alternatively, just take a look at the Australian site. Don’t worry, there won’t be any dingoes, crocodiles, snakes or spiders. This site is about keeping you protected, not about exposing you to creatures that want to bite and/or eat you. First up is the Microsoft Australian Australia EOL site for XP which can be found here. It includes links to the free Laplink

Catch Me At The Microsoft MVP Community Camp Sydney

Windows XP migration resources

Some new resources are available from Microsoft for those still looking for help moving away from Windows XP. The end of support for XP is less than a month away, and while there are some who are hoping that Microsoft will announce this was all a big April fool’s hoax, most of us realize that this is something that is going to happen… Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 Walk through the various challenges of the upgrade and learn

Windows 8.1 And Metered Networks 21/81

One of the things I’ve been curious about for a while, but didn’t spend much time investigating was how Windows 8 and 8.1 could detect that you were connected to a network with an associated cost – usually the case with 3G and 4G networks. Was there a secret database of all the telcos access points? Was it based on the MAC address of the Wi-Fi chip in mobile phones and mobile hotspots? No, it is something much simpler –


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