Upcoming Microsoft Events: Do you want to stay informed?

Whether or not you choose to believe me, here are a two things that I know to be true: Microsoft takes your privacy and preferences very seriously, and Microsoft wants you to stay “in-the-loop” about what’s coming. Often our marketing and operations people send out notices about up-coming events, such as our IT Camps or…


Join our next Jump Start, “Windows 8.1 Update for Enterprise” 6-17/ 6-19

Join our next Jump Start, “Windows 8.1 Update for Enterprise” free online training event, June 17?19, featuring seasoned experts, who dive deep into Windows 8.1 Update, Windows Server, BYOD, and more. Explore virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), disk deduplication and tiering, and the Remote Desktop app. And prepare for MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure & MCSA: Windows 8.1….


Tech Ed 2014 Live Streaming Sessions this week …

Can’t make it to Houston this year for TechEd 2014? No worries – just join us online via Tech Ed Live Streaming all week long from the keynote and technical breakout sessions. At this year’s TechEd we’re going to take the wraps off a range of new products and services, and we cannot wait to…


Join Early Experts: Enhance Your Skills And Career For Free!!

In an increasingly multi-hypervisor world, more and more IT organizations are using Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure to achieve superior performance and workload flexibility at the best possible price. With nearly two-thirds of businesses on more than one virtualization platform, adding Microsoft virtualization and cloud skills to your technical repertoire can improve your career options…


FREE Windows 8.1 Camp: Discover Key Windows 8.1 Solutions for IT Pros

As IT professionals, it’s your job to keep up with the latest demands – ensuring your organization has the fastest, most intuitive technology and uninterrupted services, while giving people the freedom to work anywhere, anytime, on a variety of devices. Join us for the upcoming IT Camp, “Empowering People-Centric IT with Windows 8.1 for IT…


Windows 8.1 For Business: Remember Our Good Friend Group Policy

Hopefully you never forgot Group Policy! Whenever the topic of working with desktops in business is brought up, IT Pro’s always want to manage and maintain those desktops.  For me the first thing that always come to mind is Group Policy and hopefully does for you as well.  Group Policy is one of the primary…

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Windows 8.1 for Business: Getting Started with Client Hyper-V

Windows 8.1 has a lot to offer Business, probably one of the bigger improvements is the inclusion of Hyper-V in the client.  This provides support for several scenarios including: Test Lab:  This is what I use it mainly for to test all the wickedly cool technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2, among others.   It provides…

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A Quick Look at WDS

Here is a quick screencast looking at how to install and get started with WDS.     If you liked it, what other screencasts are you interested in?


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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