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A Future Look at Modern PCs

Join Marlowe Daily and I as we discuss what makes a modern PC, and peek into future hardware trends that are coming to market in the Windows device category. [1:26] How do you define an “old” PC? [3:34] So then, what’s a “modern” PC? [16:00] Are there things happening in the hardware market today that… Read more

Breakthrough Windows 10 Devices Changing the Education Landscape

Watch Marlowe Dayley and I as we showcase eight breakthrough devices that will change the way students and educators interact with technology. Learn how Microsoft and device partners are evolving IT in education as we know it through innovative form factors and features. [1:55] How would you summarize the needs of the typical school district… Read more

Doesn’t Windows 8.1 require more hardware than Windows 7? (Series: Windows 8.1 for Business)

Logically, it makes sense.  Forever it seems whenever any software company comes out with a new version of their product, the added features and functionality require extra hardware.  In the case of operating systems, that seems especially true.  Software vendors are always trying to build their solutions not to fit today’s hardware, but what hardware… Read more

VMware or Microsoft?–Shopping for Private Clouds

What’s on your shopping list for your datacenter?  What do you need to run the business you’re supporting?  What capabilities do you wish you had?  Is your goal to provide a dynamic, scalable, cost-efficient “software driven datacenter”?  The list of what we want to provide can get long and complex.  Even if we simply the… Read more

VMware or Microsoft?–Reduce VMware Storage Costs WITH Windows Server 2012

“Wait a second, Kevin… you say ‘with’ Windows Server 2012, I can reduce my virtualization storage costs?” That’s what I said.  In today’s edition of our blog series, “VMware or Microsoft?”, my friend Keith Mayer describes how you can use Windows Server 2012 as your storage servers for clustered NFS storage.   And with that solution,… Read more

Just For Fun: I’m Loving the New Lumia Windows Phone Ad

Last night while watching TV I was thrilled to finally see another good ad for the best phone I’ve ever owned – my Lumia 920.  As my wife will attest, I literally did ROFLMAO.     Sure… I’m a Microsoft Employee.  But seriously, it’s a great phone.(Mine’s the red one.) Also – if you do… Read more

Guest OS Profiles in System Center 2012 SP1 VMM: Build Your Private Cloud (Series)

Today’s installment of our “Build Your Private Cloud in a Month” series is the second of a 5-part mini-series we’re calling “Deploying Private Cloud Workloads”.  This week we (Tommy Patterson, Blain Barton and I) are going to detail and demonstrate some of the key areas in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager that support… Read more

Hardware Profiles in System Center 2012 SP1 VMM: Build Your Private Cloud (Series)

Today’s installment of our “Build Your Private Cloud in a Month” series is the first of a 5-part mini-series we’re calling “Deploying Private Cloud Workloads”.  This week we (Tommy Patterson, Blain Barton and I) are going to detail and demonstrate some of the key areas in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager that support… Read more

You Want to Hot-Add What?! : 20+ Days of Server Virtualization (Part 2 of 20)

Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server 2012, and Windows 8 allows the addition, removal, or configuration changes of some key aspects of a virtual machine; even while it’s running.  Others, however, are still not able to be changed.  And often, the ability to make changes may also be determined by the capabilities of the… Read more

What is required to install Windows Server 2012? – Migration and Deployment (Part 6 of 19)

As a part of our “Migration and Deployment” series this month, this week we’re discussing these topics in the context of Windows Server 2012.  And in Part 6, one of my friends from the East Region – Bob Hunt – is giving us the lowdown on what Windows Server 2012 requires in terms of hardware,… Read more