Windows 8.1

Playing With A New Low Spec Windows Tablet

August 29, 2014 // 2 Comments

I visited my employer’s stands at the Retail Trade Show in Dublin this week. I already knew most of the stuff there, but I got to put my hands on one of the new ultra-low spec Windows 8.1 “Update 1” tablets. ICYMI, the April 2014 Update for Windows 8.1 enables OEMs to sell lower spec [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 26 August 2014

August 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

I know very few businesses deployed Windows 8, but any "upgrade" that requires a wipe & replace is not a service pack. However, that’s what Microsoft now thinks, and that’s had an impact on the Windows 8 support policy. Someone in Redmond needs a quick kick in the nether [...]

Microsoft Fraks Up Patches AGAIN

August 18, 2014 // 3 Comments

I’m sick of this BS. Microsoft is investigating behavior in which systems may crash with a 0x50 Stop error message (bugcheck) after any of the following updates are installed: 2982791 MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014 2970228 Update to support [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 13 August 2014

August 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Overnight, Microsoft released the August 2014 Update Rollup for WS2012 R2 and Windows 8. Lots of hotfixes! TechNet Radio: (Part 10) Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Windows Azure Pack Remote Console Support: A video on Channel 9 Bare Metal Post-Deployment – Introduction and Scenario Part 1: VMM [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 11 August 2014

August 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

I think we can call today’s issue “What’s New in Azure”: Introducing the Azure PowerShell DSC (Desired State Configuration) extension: Introducing the PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) Extension for Azure VMs as part of the Azure PowerShell SDK. Desired State Configuration (DSC) [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 23 July 2014

July 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Overnight Microsoft news is dominated by their Q4 2014 (MSFT  financial year is July-June and just started FY 2015) returns. Microsoft Reports Positive Q4 Earnings: Cloud services grew 44%, and beat overall revenue expectations. Shares are now at $44.83 each – after a decade of around [...]

Supported Guest OS on WS2012 R2 Hyper-V

July 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Microsoft recently clarified their documentation by releasing a specific page to list the supported guest or virtual machine operating systems on Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V (including Hyper-V Server 2012 R2) and Windows 8.1. This page lists the supported Windows client and servers OSs. On the [...]

Toshiba 8” Encore 2 Windows 8.1 Tablet

July 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

I work for a Toshiba distributor so every now and then they let me put my hands on something new … or sometimes something that isn’t coming out for quite a while. A few months ago I got to hold and play with the new Toshiba 8” and 10” Encore 2 tablets. Both were pre-production models. I [...]
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