Windows Enterprise Desktop

April 2012

  • The Return of BW8: Two Posts!!!

    Ed Tittel 23 Apr 2012
  • BW8 is a common abbreviation for Microsoft's Building Windows 8 blog, an occasional source of insight and information about the upcoming new desktop OS from the wizards of Redmond. After a 20-day ...

  • For Windows 8 Image Mgmt Get to Know DISM

    Ed Tittel 20 Apr 2012
  • DISM stands for Deployment Image Servicing and Management. This tool was introduced in Windows 7 and will be taking on more features, functions, and responsibilities in Windows 8. DISM replaces the ...

  • Windows 8 Editions Limited in Number

    Ed Tittel 17 Apr 2012
  • How many editions will Windows 8 have? Two consumer versions for x86/64 machines, one OEM-only version (for ARM processors), and one "specifically for those enterprise customers with Software ...

  • WTF: Report Pegs IT Worker Confidence at an All-Time High? !#@

    Ed Tittel 17 Apr 2012
  • It's not often that I get the chance to plug another fellow IT Knowledge Exchange blogger's post in one of my own blogs, but today sure is that day. Thanks to the news stream from my colleagues ...

  • Maximizing an SSD Conversion Experience

    Ed Tittel 16 Apr 2012
  • For many Windows 7 (and even some Windows 8 ) users switching over to a solid state disk, or SSD, comes after the OS has already been installed to a conventional drive. The adventure begins -- but ...

  • There's more to UEFI than meets the eye!

    Ed Tittel 11 Apr 2012
  • In previous blogs I've written about the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, a 21st century, mostly 64-bit replacement for and upgrade to the 16-bit BIOS (Basic Input-Output System) that goes ...

  • Drivers are slowly catching up with Windows 8

    Ed Tittel 09 Apr 2012
  • In my previous post "Interesting Windows 8 Issues on Lenovo X220 Tablet" I delved into some Windows 8 driver shenanigans as they related to that machine. In the past few weeks I've performed over ...