Windows 8.1

Microsoft News Summary – 17 July 2014

July 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

This week’s Microsoft news has been dominated by the cryptic letter by Satya Nadella and the pending (and obviously required) layoffs after the completion Nokia acquisition. Let’s stick to the techie stuff: Windows Azure Pack – Active Directory Design Choices: A post on design considerations [...]

Microsoft News Summary-4 June 2014

June 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

A few bits and pieces from the last 24-48 hours: Steve Ballmer outbid Ellison, Oprah, and David Geffen to buy an NBA team for $2billion: He’s all in on the skyhook shot now. He’s not the first ex-Softie to buy a franchise. MSFT founder Paul Allen owns the Seattle Seahawks (*cough* [...]

My New Work Laptop – A Toshiba KIRAbook Ultrabook

June 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

My work laptop for the last 3 years has been a modified HP EliteBook 8740w. It’s usefulness shrank pretty quickly as System Center grew bigger and my Hyper-V demos started to require more and more machines, 10 Gbps networking and JBODs. A lab has been built and I routinely access it remotely – [...]

Microsoft News Summary-28 May 2014

May 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s been a slow few days for news. Here’s what popped up overnight. Deploy a Windows 8.1 Image Using MDT 2013: This topic will show you how to take your reference image for Windows 8.1, and deploy that image to your environment using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and MDT 2013 [...]

Microsoft Announces “Windows 8.1 With Bing”

May 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Microsoft just announced the coming of a new edition of Windows 8.1 for low cost devices called Windows 8.1 with Bing. The goal of this SKU is to reduce the overall cost of low price machines, making Windows PCs more accessible. I talked with one of my colleagues who manages our consumer device [...]

Surface Pro 3 Launch – Same Old Surface

May 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

This was a live blog post that I wrote using the online feed. Prologue: Some might say that this post is too snarky. I respond with The definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” – Albert Einstein. Satya Nadella wants to talk about the [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 8 May 2014

May 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s the news for the last 24 hours. I suspect things will remain quiet until the keynote at TechEd. Even then, I’d expect news to be limited to cloud services. Avoiding Disk Performance Issues in Storage Spaces: One of my posts on the Petri IT Knowledgebase What Are Virtual Machine Manager [...]

Microsoft News Summary–24 April 2014

April 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s some interesting bits from the last few days that I have not blogged: Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 was released: As usual, you should wait a month before deploying these updates. Note that some of the updates require manual effort after the installation. In particular, the VMM [...]
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