Using Windows 8 Hyper-V Overview–now available for download

Client Hyper-V® is the virtualization technology built into Windows® 8. Client Hyper-V is the same virtualization technology previously available only in Windows Server®. A similar functionality in Windows 7 is called Windows XP Mode. Client Hyper-V enables you to run more than one 32-bit or 64-bit x86 operating system at the same time on the…

Creating a Windows To Go Flash drive

Windows To Go is a new feature in Windows 8 Enterprise Edition that enables you to provision a USB drive with a complete, managed Windows 8 system image. You can insert the USB drive (known as a Windows To Go workspace) into any Windows 7 or Windows 8 host computer to boot and run a…


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) v8.0 – now ready for download

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop, server and cloud migrations. MAP provides detailed readiness assessment reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and software information, and actionable recommendations to help organizations accelerate their IT infrastructure planning process, and gather more…


Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013 Registration Now Open

The Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) brings together the brightest IT professionals from around the world to increase their technical expertise through deep hands-on training, best-practice sharing, and interaction with innovators in desktop, device, and datacenter management, as well as cloud technologies. When we say deep, we mean it – with session content delving into the…


Surface with Windows 8 Pro – Pricing

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Windows 8 BIOS Keys – embedded goodness

A couple of weeks ago I purchased the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D-A02US notebook.  It came with Windows 8 Professional pre-loaded.  I’ve been wanting a Series 9 machine for quite some time, but I waited until the Ivy Bridge based silver model landed on USA shores.  When I saw that had them in stock, I…


Anyone can use Windows 8, as long as you are at least 3

This young man is obviously an advanced Windows 8 user.  Brilliant video. What a cute kid. Heard on the internet at  Next up, Windows 8 and Office 2013 automated deployment by a 2 year old?

Windows 8 Device Announcements Begin – Lenovo out of the gate early

Lenovo announced several devices including the S230 pictured above.  See the full press release with information and prices at  Now things will start to get interesting.

Bring Your Own Corporate VM

Raise your hand if you are getting a little sick of the phrase “consumerization of IT”.  I know I am.  But the concepts around it are interesting and they pose some interesting challenges for IT organizations as they are increasingly forced to support connections to the corporate network from a wide variety of devices that…