It is no secret that Microsoft’s Windows 8 will have its greatest advantage in the enterprise. From healthcare to manufacturing, accounting to database management, Microsoft provides many of the applications at the server and desktop that keep enterprises running. To illustrate the potential for Windows 8 in the...

Here’s a piece of good news for developers eyeing the Windows 8 market.  Microsoft has decided to team up with Nokia and Aalto University in Finland to help Windows 8 developers bring great apps to market. The three partners have created AppCampus, a mobile app accelarator program to provide training, coaching, and...

OK, maybe the allusions to the ‘fiscal cliff’ are a bit cheesy, but Windows XP users do face a deadline of sorts as Microsoft will cease support for their OS in just 18 short months. Yes, that’s right; on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP, including security updates and hot fixes.  It means that if...

OK, maybe the allusions to the ‘fiscal cliff’ are a bit cheesy, but Windows XP users do face a deadline of sorts as Microsoft will cease support for their OS in just 18 short months. Yes, that’s right; on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP, including security updates and hot fixes.  It means that if...

Recently we reported that Google and Microsoft’s cold war had escalated to new levels with Google effectively cutting off support for Google Apps on the Windows Phone platform. The article mentioned this could have a major crippling effect on Windows Phone 8. While this is partially true, that doesn’t mean total doom...

Many IT organizations use Total Cost of Ownership or TCO analysis to determine the economic value of new technology deployments. Windows 8 as a new platform is no different, requiring organizations to look at all the hardware, software, operational and long-term ramifications of deployment. Let’s make two guiding...

The truth right now is that many in the business community are counting on Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Professional to be the focus in the enterprise. Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise come at a time when many business are starting, in the middle of, or just completing their transition to Windows 7. What...

The Lenovo Z580 Notebook I just read a review by a Fortune Magazine writer, Cyrus Sanati,  who describes trying without success to install Windows 8 on a relatively new Lenovo Z580 laptop. The results.  Failure.  Step one was a straightforward attempt to install the OS following which some hardware failed to work...

The Dubai-based Emirates airline announced today the deployment of a new Windows 8- and tablet-based application called Knowledge Driven Inflight Service (KIS). This Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application has been in use since 2004 and was running on Windows 7, but its deployment on Windows 8-based...

What if you could carry about your complete Windows desktop on a USB drive that you could plug into any computer to recreate your specific office computer? That would be an asset, many IT managers say. Microsoft created Windows To Go (W2G)as a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 desktop on a bootable external USB...