Windows 8.1 for Business: Oh Start menu, how do I miss thee…or do I?

One of the most often questions/feedback we get regarding Windows 8.1 is where is my Start menu.  These conversations can get very passionate, and usually turn into a commentary around on how much we miss our Start menu.  I am sure some folks want to punch the screen. I totally understand your frustration and I…

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Disaster Recovery: What about Fluffy the Cat and Saving Your Desktops?

Disaster recovery is about being able to get your business back up and running as quick as you can after the disaster happens.  Throughout this series, my teammates have focused on the Infrastructure side of the house, servers, virtual machines…etc.  You can see the full series here: Disaster Recovery Planning for I.T. Pros  However I…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Understanding BYOD: How to Make it Happen

Kevin Remde and Yuri Diogenes are back for Part 2 of their BYOD solution series and in today’s episode they explore some of the technologies from Microsoft and how you can implement them into your organization’s BYOD strategy. [2:39] Let's talk about device registration and management of BYOD devices. How can IT organizations do this?…


TechNet Radio: (Part 1) Understanding BYOD: What it Means for My Company

In this two part series with Sr. Knowledge Engineer Yuri Diogenes and Kevin Remde we explore the world of “Bring Your Own Device” or BYOD scenarios and how more IT organizations are trying to support it. In part one we try to help explain its benefits, challenges and considerations that need to be made around…


TechNet Radio: (Part 7) Infrastructure as a Service – Windows Azure and PowerShell

I welcome the Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson to the show as they discuss Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and PowerShell. Tune in as we chat about some of the potential PowerShell scenarios IT Pros can implement  in Azure as well as some tips on how you can get started with Azure and PowerShell today. [3:44] Why…


20 Days of 20 Ways – Get Started with Migrating and Deploying Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure VMs

As IT Pros, we absolutely love building with new technology! In February, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I have been worked together on an article series for Migration and Deployment of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure and System Center 2012 SP1 to help get you started. Here is the team listed…


Microsoft IT Camp—A Hands on Experience–Sign Up Now!!!!

Here is the latest info on the Microsoft IT Camp series as we dive into how to get your datacenter ready for the cloud and beyond. Join us at a FREE Microsoft IT Camp for hands-on labs, demos, and interactive discussions with Microsoft technical experts. Here’s your chance to learn more about getting your datacenter…


Migration and Deployment: A look at Windows 8 AppLocker Part 19

One of the Technologies we introduced with Windows 7 was AppLocker.  AppLocker presented a great new way to control what applications could run on your desktop environments.  Now if this sounds familiar to what Software Restriction Policies (SRP) do for your environments, it is important to understand the difference between the two.  SRP are still…


Migration and Deployment Series Playing Catch up!

As some of you noticed we have been delivering another series this month focusing on Deployment and Migration on several scenarios.  This post is do you caught up some of the great posts we have delivered over the last couple of weeks. 6.  Requirements for a fresh Windows Server 2012 Installation If you want to…