Windows 8 Apps of the week! The long list – Check them out!

As Microsoft closes the FY14 year today on June 30th, I thought I would share the latest apps with you. Check out the ones you like and give them a rating! See you next year… Stuff Magazine Parking Panda The Prowl Fodor's Travel FANCY Citi on Campus Kapitall Pradux Diligent Boardbooks StaplesConnect Shuttersong tvtag Monaeo…

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This weeks Top Windows 8 Apps – Check them out! I like the A&E History app. come on – Swamp People? For sure!

These are some real cool apps that you should check out! · A&E History – A&E History with Pawn Stars. Swamp People. American Pickers. Ax Men. Now you can watch your favorite HISTORY shows wherever and whenever you want, right on your Windows Device. Watch full episodes and clips at https://aka.ms/history_w8 and let the publishers know…

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Part 6 of 6 – Resources for Windows XP End of Life.. What can I do ?

You can take the steps to migrate off of Windows XP, here are some resources  to help you – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx Questions feel free to reach out to me at blainbar@microsoft.com

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Manage your Windows 2012 Server with Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) from Windows 8 – Read on…

What can the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) do from Windows 8 managing Windows Servers? This is the tool of choice if you are managing Windows Servers from Windows 8, especially Windows Server 2012. Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enables you to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 or…

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Shanmugam Kulandaivet discusses RemoteFX within Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 – Read on…

I was talking to a customer from Dunbar High School and they stated that they wanted to know more about RemoteFX so I thought I would post some information and resources around the technology.  Shanmugam Kulandaivel, a Microsoft Senior Program Manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team explains further the capabilities for the RemoteFX for…

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Windows Blog – Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1… read on…

Windows 8.1 will advance the bold vision set forward with Windows 8 to deliver the next generation of PCs, tablets, and a range of industry devices, and the experiences customers — both consumers and businesses alike — need and will just expect moving forward. It’s Windows 8 even better. Read the Windows Blog Site for…

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Rhonda Layfield hosts WADK and MDT Workshop – Register Today

  Rhonda is hosting a great workshop around the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 and Windows 8 Deployment. She’s very knowledgeable and this is one you can’t miss if you are a Windows Deployment Administrator. Learn about the new Deploying Windows 8 Microsoft Tools eLearning course from Windows IT Pro Magazine presented by 6 time…

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Part 19 of 19 – End of Series – Migration and Deployment – Windows 8 Apps and AppLocker

Matt Hester wraps up the series around Migration and Deployment of Windows 8 applications and AppLocker. Close the series with a good look at AppLocker……..read on… http://blogs.technet.com/b/matthewms/archive/2013/02/28/migration-and-deployment-a-look-at-windows-8-applocker-part-19.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 18 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Upgrading Windows 8 Applications

Chris Avis takes a look at upgrading Windows 8 applications, this is a great post, check it out…. http://blogs.technet.com/b/chrisavis/archive/2013/02/27/upgrading-and-updating-windows-8-application-part-18-of-19.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 17 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Windows 8 Application Policy Options

Tommy Patterson discusses Windows 8 Application Policy Options, read on…. http://virtuallycloud9.com/index.php/2013/02/migration-and-deployment-series-part-17-windows-8-app-policy-and-sideloading-apps-step-by-step/ Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 16 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Using ConfigMan to Deploy Windows 8 Applications

Keith Mayer explains using Configuration Manager 2012 to deploy Windows 8 Applications, good point and a must read…. http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/02/25/step-by-step-deploying-windows-8-apps-with-system-center-2012-service-pack-1.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 3 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Deploy using Configuration Manager and Zero-Touch

By Keith Mayer Keith discusses steps to deploying Windows using Configuration Manager and Zero Touch.  Good article… http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/02/06/5-steps-to-deploying-windows-8-with-system-center-2012-service-pack-1-part-3-of-19.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 2 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Free Tools for Windows Deployment (Introduce ADK and MDT) and show LTI

  Kevin Remde will be covering Free Tools for Windows Deployment (introduce ADK and MDT) and show LTI http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinremde/archive/2013/02/05/free-tools-for-windows-deployment-migration-and-deployment-part-2-of-19.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Take the IT Cloud OS Trivia Challenge – Download. Play. Win.

    Put on your dedicated thinking cap and test your knowledge of the latest Microsoft datacenter products. Download. Play. Win. Test drive the free trials of our Cloud OS products for a chance to win a trip to the Microsoft Management Summit in April in Las Vegas! Answer three trivia questions correctly and you…

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Which Windows 8 is right for you and your business? Read more…

I have been asked a lot lately at my IT Camps the differences in the Windows 8 editions.  Both Windows 8 and Windows RT offer a beautiful, fast, and fluid interface that you can personalize with the people, apps, and sites you care about most. They’re designed for touch, mouse, and keyboard. There are some…

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Virtual Machine Topology Generator Using PowerShell and XLM as a VM Workhorse – Read on….

The system is designed to demonstrate how to leverage the new PowerShell present in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. To get the same scripts go to: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Virtual-Machine-Topology-edd9883a VMT can build a series of Virtual Machines,including inner VM automation, based on a defined XML file. This XML file is easy to customize to your own…

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Activation Issue seen with Windows 8 Enterprise from TechNet

Some of my IT Pro contacts have noticed an error activating Window 8 Enterprise RTM Edition with the product key from the Microsoft TechNet Website. Seems to be a KMS issue and I’m seeing it with the download subscriptions.  Instead of taking the emails one-by-one, I’m posting this to my blog, hope this helps. Error…

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Microsoft Product Downloads

Windows Azure    (30-day trial as well as "Pay-As-You-Go" Subscription) http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256692 Windows Server 2012 R2 http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256993 System Center 2012 R2  http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256991   BizSpark Signup http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200257012 Hyper-V Server 2012 (Free Version) http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256995 Windows 8.1 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/download-preview Windows 8.1 Enterprise http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200359358 DreamSpark Signup http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200257013   Microsoft Virtual Academy http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200257009  

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