Windows 8

Why I Think Windows 8 Will RTM Before July 2012

August 18, 2011 // 3 Comments

You’ll soon see that this is not based on any inside information … so make of it what you want. We all know that Mary-Jo Foley reported a little while ago that Windows 8 could RTM as soon as April 2012.  I have 2 reasons to think that she might not be far off. The first is a little bit more [...]

28 Days Before Build Windows … And News of Hyper-V

August 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

It is 28 days (and a bit) until the sold out Build Windows conference.  I was looking forward to it.  And then today, I skimmed through the latest vTax blog post by Jeff Woolsey (Principal Group Program Manager, Windows Server Virtualization), and at the end he said this: “At [...]

Hyper-V Replica DR Strategy Musings VS What We Can Do Now

July 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

See my more recent post which talks in great detail about how Hyper-V Replica works and how to use it. At WPC11, Microsoft introduced (at a very high level) a new feature of Windows 8 (2012?) Server called Hyper-V Replica.  This came up in conversation in meetings yesterday and I immediately [...]

Do You Buy/Sell Hyper-V and/or System Center?

July 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

If you’re a service provider (engineering/consulting/etc) and you’re involved in Hyper-V and/or System Center, or if you’re a customer that is currently buying those technologies, then pay attention.  2011/2012 is a time of interesting change and there are opportunities for customers and [...]

Going to BUILD

July 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Assuming the USA lets me in, I’ll be going to the BUILD conference in September.  This is where Microsoft will be opening the taps on Windows 8 information.  It’s mainly aimed at developers and hardware manufacturers but I’m pretty sure there’ll be lots more information.  [...]

First Official Showing of Windows Server “8” Hyper-V

July 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Odds are you’ve already read about this on Ben Armstrong’s blog (I’ve been engaged on an intense deployment project with little time to keep the blog up to date), but it’s worth me posting just in case.  Microsoft showed off Windows Server 8 (2012? MSFT have a thing against the number [...]

WPC11 Hyper-V Announcements and Some Brainfarts

July 13, 2011 // 3 Comments

WPC is Microsoft’s conference for partners.  The delegates tend to be executives or account managers from the Microsoft partner community, and the content is not the usual technical level one should expect from an MMS or TechEd. Yesterday Microsoft announced some Hyper-V features from [...]

Microsoft’s First Official View of Windows 8

June 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

I guess they had to do it because of the amount of leaks; Microsoft published a video showing us the new (codename) “Metro” UI for Windows 8.  This will be the primary way to use Windows 8 on touch enabled devices, such as the ARM enabled tablet PC.  I have to say, based on this (and [...]

No Windows 8 Until 2012

October 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

It’s been widely reported this afternoon that news of a Windows 8 release schedule appeared very briefly on a Dutch MS website (before being pulled).  I have a nagging feeling that something similar happened there with Windows 7 sometime back … Anyway, the story was that we wouldn’t see [...]
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