Windows 8 Pro vs Enterprise – What’s the Difference?

Earlier today, my friend and colleague, Harold Wong, did a great job outlining the requirements for installing the various editions of Windows 8 along with noting the additional requirements for key product features.  Be sure to check out Harold’s BLOG ARTICLE for the details. BUT … What extras do I get with Windows 8 Enterprise?…

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Cloud-based PC and Mobile Device Management with Windows Intune Wave D and System Center 2012 SP1

In today’s TechNet Radio show, we’re discussing the new features in PC and mobile device management in the new wave of our cloud-based management solution: Windows Intune. We’ll be chatting with Mark Williams, Senior Program Manager on the Windows Intune team, as we cover the following new capabilities … New Management Support for Windows 8,…


Step-by-Step: Building a FREE Windows 8 App Dev Lab in the Cloud with Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Developing Windows 8 Apps for the Windows Store offers an unprecedented opportunity for developers and partners!  As reported earlier this month on Blogging Windows, more than 60 Million Windows 8 licenses have been sold and over 1,700 certified systems are available from our OEM partners for Windows 8 and Windows RT.  All this activity certainly fuels…

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From-the-Field: Consumerized Confessions from a Senior IT Pro

This week, we’re joined by Jeff Roach, Senior Infrastructure Architect at Wright Robbins, Inc.  As an experienced IT Pro, Jeff recently moved to a Microsoft Surface device as his primary work device.  Check-in below with Jeff as he describes his journey … ———- OK – I’ll be the first to say it: I’m think I’m…

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Using Live Meeting 2007 with Windows 8 and Office 2013

With the many of us being out for the holidays over the past few weeks, I wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss this important Live Meeting update for Windows 8 and Office 2013.  If you regularly use Live Meeting for webcasts, you’ll want to make sure you apply these updates if you’re running…

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Surface with Windows 8 Pro – Pricing Announced!

Today, the Surface team announced pricing for Surface with Windows 8 Pro as follows: $899 for the 64GB version $999 for the 128GB version Both versions will be offered with a Surface Pen with Palm Block technology and either a touch cover or type cover (sold separately).   Spec’s for the Surface with Windows 8 Pro include…

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FREE eBook: Windows 8 for IT Pros (Updated – Final Copy)

UPDATE: The final copy of this eBook has been released and is now available for download at the following link locations: PDF Introducing Windows 8- An Overview for IT Professionals – PDF ebook Mobi Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – Mobi format for Kindle ePub Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals –…

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Try out the new SkyDrive App with Selective Sync!

Over the past week, the SkyDrive team has released an updated version of the SkyDrive App with a long-awaited feature: selective sync of specific SkyDrive folders! What is Selective Sync? With the new SkyDrive app release, you can now select which folders from SkyDrive are synced – making it easier to use SkyDrive with laptops…

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Follow-up: What’s New In Windows 8 for IT Pros at SpiceCorps Detroit MI

In addition to the new, immersive Windows 8-style user interface, there’s a ton to be excited about in Windows 8 as an IT Pro – with end-to-end improvements across performance, networking, security, management, mobility, virtualization and storage!  Yesterday, I met with a great group of IT Pros at SpiceCorps of Metro Detroit for a talk on “What’s New…


IPv6 Bootcamp – Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge – Exam 70-410

This study guide is provided as part of the Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge and steps through the resources that I personally used when preparing for the following exam objectives on Exam 70-410, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012: Deploy and Configure Core Network Services (16%) Configure IPv6 and IPv4 addressing Configure IP addressing…