Now that Windows 8 has been out for a while, those who took a wait-and-see attitude when Microsoft released the operating system back in October 2012 may feel it’s time to test the newest version of Windows on their machines.  If you’re one of them, but are worried that the experiment may overwrite your current OS...

Now this is one thing Microsoft would be hoping to reverse. And I mean really hoping to reverse. Redmond may have expected to see Windows 8 quickly become the public choice number one for those who purchase new computers, but things are radically different. Not just in the North America, but across the globe as well,...

Deploying Windows 8 in the enterprise will be more challenging than prior versions because there are more form factors involved and new types of applications (apps) to consider. There are also virtualization options and Windows To Go to make things more interesting. Alex de Jong gives greater insights into the...

This article draws from the work of the very skilled Alex de Jong, who has some really great graphics that give deeper insights into the nitty-gritty of Windows 8 deployment.  There are three areas to be discussed in this article, namely: Understanding Windows 8 as a layered platform A look at Windows 8 Deployment...

Seems like Microsoft’s advertising efforts are finally starting to bring in the pay off. Latest statistics reveal that more and more users are reportedly making the switch to Windows 8. Even better, Windows XP saw a large decline in one week, which ultimately shows that a lot of people (and businesses) not just made...

While more than a few organizations have passed on deploying Windows 8 for various reasons, there are many others who are planning to deploy Windows 8 in some form. For the IT organizations in these companies, one of the key decisions to be taken is the form of implementation that their Windows 8 deployment should...

Even though it is 11 years old, good old Windows XP is still the second most popular OS in the world. And while Microsoft has begun encouraging Windows XP users to upgrade to a newer version of Windows, it seems not everyone is listening. According to the latest statistics, Windows XP commands a worldwide market share...

Well, it seems Microsoft is getting off to a great year with news of a massive contract awarded to it by the U.S Department of Defense.  The 3-year deal will be worth $617 million and involve the latest versions of Microsoft Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Windows 8, Following a year that can be characterized as...

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a fast-spreading practice most IT managers have not only heard of, but are actively coming to grips with.  It has been driven in part by the availability of powerful smartphones and tablet computers, together with powerful apps. Windows 8 Enterprise also adds a new capability called...

This has been a busy year for IT managers. New technologies have become available at an increasing pace while economic uncertainty has made technology adoption decisions more critical. For those managing existing Windows-based IT infrastructure or considering it, Windows 8 brought added complexity to the procurement...