Windows 8 and 81

  • January 07, 2013 07 Jan'13

    CES Offers Interesting Windows 8 Add-ons and Platforms

    With the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) now underway in Las Vegas, all kinds of vendors are offering up interesting Windows 8 add-ons and platforms. Though this exposition clearly aims at ...

  • January 04, 2013 04 Jan'13

    What's Really Stopping Win8 from Achieving World Domination? It's a Value Proposition...

    To put the computing world back into Microsoft's hands, a few things must change... Image credit: Shutterstock 83143285. I just read a fascinating Windows 8 analysis from Larry Dignan over at ZDNet ...

  • January 04, 2013 04 Jan'13

    IT shops may skip Office 2013 upgrade in favor of Office in the cloud

    Microsoft will release Office 2013 within the next two months, but few customers will upgrade. Other may use cloud-based productivity suites instead.

  • January 02, 2013 02 Jan'13

    Two Important Win8 Expiration Dates for January 2013

    Thanks to Martin Brinkman over at, I was reminded of two important Windows 8 related expiration dates for this month. First, and probably foremost for most readers, the $40 to Windows 8 ...

  • December 28, 2012 28 Dec'12

    Interesting gaps between Win8 UEFI install theory and practice

    After posting about Windows 8 UEFI Install on December 19, 2012, I've now been through that exercise enough times to have learned some "don'ts" along with the instructions I provide in that blog, ...

  • December 26, 2012 26 Dec'12

    Free mini-Win8 Dummies Book Free from Dell

    Chances are better than average that those who read this blog won't themselves benefit from this information. But most IT pros have friends, family, and perhaps even co-workers or fellow staff ...

  • December 19, 2012 19 Dec'12

    Windows 8 UEFI Install

    OK, I admit it. I’m often a “better late than never” kind of guy. I’ve been writing about UEFI and Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 since September 2011, but I’ve just now finally gotten around to ...

  • December 17, 2012 17 Dec'12

    Windows 8 Barely Registers at NetMarketShare

    Windows 8 has been out for almost two months now in GA form, but the numbers at NetMarketShare still barely register its presence. A quick look at the November 2012 OS pie chart shows that Windows ...

  • December 17, 2012 17 Dec'12

    Application migration to Windows 8 might require third-party tools

    Third-party Windows upgrade tools might be necessary for application migration to Windows 8.

  • December 14, 2012 14 Dec'12

    Windows 8 Client Hyper-V Hides Interesting Architectural Details

    When is a PC not really a PC? When it's a virtual machine (VM), of course. In that case, software is used to emulate a physical machine of sorts, as well as the operating system and applications it ...

  • December 12, 2012 12 Dec'12

    Client Hyper-V (Win8) VMs: Lessons Learned

    I’m editing an upcoming book for Sybex from my friend and sometimes co-author Darril Gibson. Its current working title is MCSA: Microsoft Windows 8 Complete Study Guide: Exams 70-687 and 70-688 ...

  • December 11, 2012 11 Dec'12

    Q&A: Microsoft explains Windows 8 value in the enterprise

    Microsoft isn't saying where it sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses, but the company still claims that the new system is perfect for enterprise users.

  • December 10, 2012 10 Dec'12

    Make DISM Your Go-To Image Management Tool in Win8

    If you work with Windows desktops, especially virtualized ones, you're probably already wise to the wiles and virtues of working with Windows images, probably using some mix  of virtual disk (.vhd ...

  • December 07, 2012 07 Dec'12

    Create Your Own Refresh Image for Windows 8

    Windows 8 offers at least one major improvement over previous Windows versions -- namely, the ability to refresh the underlying operating system while keeping personal files intact. That said, if ...

  • December 05, 2012 05 Dec'12

    Will Client Hyper-V Work on Your Windows 8 Target PC?

    Generally speaking, if your PC (desktop, notebook, or tablet) runs an i3, i5, or i7 CPU you should be able to install and use Client Hyper-V on a Windows 8 installation on that machine. But the ...