Windows 8

PowerShell: Get basic network adapter properties

Get-NetAdapter cmdlet returns to you the basic network adapter properties of visible adapters installed on your system. This is a very useful tool to gather some details about your installed network adapters.

More info and features can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj130867.aspx

 

Get to Network Connections UI by using “ncpa.cpl”

Looking for a quick way to get to your network connections: Control PanelNetwork and InternetNetwork Connections

From the run prompt (shortcut keys: WinKey+R) enter ncpa.cpl. You will immediately open a window that takes you to the network connections UI without traveling thought the network sharing center.

If you want to create a quick shortcut you can file this in the following location: “C:WindowsSystem32ncpa.cpl

This works in Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2008 (and R2) along with Server 2012

More info: Description of Control Panel (.cpl) Files

So go; Run, you silly boy. And remember

Microsoft Research – Network Speed Test

Hello Windows 8 users,

You can now test your internet connection speeds with a cool app released by Microsoft’s Research Team called Network Speed Test; Available for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Head over the the Microsoft Research site for more information: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/sagarwal/network-speed-test.aspx

Windows 8.1 Preview ISO files now available

When the announcement of the preview was made the bits were not yet available for download; They are now. Head over to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview-iso and grab yourself a copy.

Product Key: NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F
Important: Windows 8.1 Preview isn’t currently supported on some tablets and PCs with newer 32-bit Atom processors. Get the details here

Enable Telnet in Windows 8

Like that of Windows 7; Windows 8 is without telnet installed by default. To enable this feature follow these steps below:

  1. Move over to the Charms Bar on the right and select Settings
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select on Program then Program and Features
  4. Select “Turn Windows features on or off”
  5. In the Windows Features selection menu select telnet client from the list
  6. Select OK and the feature will be installed