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Get Help with Upgrading to Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Hello friends,

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is fast approaching; August 2nd 2016 to be exact. For many of my readers, who have already taken the plunge and upgraded to Windows 10; I am sure you are looking forward to the latest revision.

Join me on the Windows 10 Forums and Twitter/adacosta for tips, tricks and discussions for ensuring a smooth upgrade starting August 1.

You can sign up now, its free. You can also sign in using your Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus account.

In the mean time, check out some of the articles written about the new features and functions.



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Get Windows 10 App Gets Agressive – How to Stop It.

Over at Groovypost, I talk about the accelerated push by Microsoft to get Windows 10 installed before the July 29th deadline.

Microsoft’s push to get users to upgrade from older versions of Windows to the company’s flagship Windows 10, has reached new heights of desperation. We have been covering solutions that give users choice about how to manage their computer. At the end of the day, upgrading to Windows 10 is a personal decision, it is your computer, you bought it, and know what does and doesn’t work on it. The software firm’s July 29th deadline to end free upgrades is fast approaching, but users are complaining about a recently added forced upgrade policy.

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Microsoft Office for Windows is 25 years old today

This article can now be found in its entirety at Groovypost.com:

A Look at 25 years of Microsoft Office (Then and Now)


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How to use Windows 10’s built in Hyper-V for creating Virtual Machines

This article can now be found in its entirety at Groovypost.com

Setup a Virtual Machine with Windows 10 Hyper-V

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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award 2012

Hello Readers,

This just in! I have been awarded the Microsoft MVP Award for 2012 in the expertise, Windows Expert-Consumer. This is my third time receiving the award and I must say it feels like the first each time. MVP’s play a vital role when it comes to communicating the benefits of technology and they do it through a variety of avenues such as blogs, websites, podcasting, workshops, user groups, giving a speech at conferences, writing books. What is particularly amazing is the voluntary effort these users provide, all for free without expecting anything in return for it. I personally love this because of the passion to learn and share; it is the best compensation one can get out of being an MVP. I have gotten so much from simply giving my free time by participating on forums such as Microsoft Answers or writing articles about Windows 7 and Windows 8 at my blog.

Dear Andre Da Costa,

 Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2012 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Windows Expert-Consumer technical communities during the past year.

I want to say thank you to my readers, my MVP Lead Jake Grey, fellow MVP’s and Microsoft for continuing to support my passion.

The coming months are looking very exciting, with the next versions of Windows and Microsoft Office in the pipeline (Windows 8, Windows Server 8 and Office 15), and the continued excitement for Windows 7 and Office 2010. We will definitely have a great time working and playing in the future. I look forward to being part of that journey sharing my experience and expertise with you as we take advantage of these new technologies and I look forward to learning just as much in return.

Thank You! Andre Da Costa


Microsoft Most Valuable Professional  (MVP) Award 2010
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award 2011

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