PC Helps conducted a survey in September among 500 corporate IT users to better understand opinions of, and strategies towards deployment of Windows 8 in organizations. The survey shows that Windows 7 migration is generally underway in most US-based organizations. However, there is surprisingly good awareness and...

The world has become a very difficult place for pure PC hardware manufacturers, such as Dell, Acer and even HP. This is because, increasingly, customers are gravitating towards ecosystems and brands, versus solo hardware appliances. What do I mean by this? Years ago, Apple was primarily a PC vendor, although a...

Ballmer wants to play on all form factors more than quick desktop migration to Windows 8 On Friday October 26, 2012, Microsoft will launch its paradigm-shifting operating system, Windows 8, to the general population.  Years in the making, the new tile-interfaced OS  is a profound departure from prior...

Here are some tools for Enterprise Deployment planning for Windows 8. For customers deploying Windows 8 Enterprise, there are going to be several available volume activation methods. To step back for a second, Volume Activation consisted of two technologies—Key Management Service (KMS) and Multiple Activation Key...

It’s not the Windows 8 production copy but it should still be helpful. In this video, Microsoft subject matter experts discuss the steps that MSIT made to provide a seamless user experience when they deployed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview internally, highlight the deployment methods – WDS & USMT, MDT, Internet...

Interesting new Windows 8 video. This from Microsoft. This video describes how Microsoft IT used employee communications and internal marketing to drive Windows 8 adoption and productivity.

As we continue to learn more about Windows 8, some things are becoming increasingly clear. Not only is this release totally different from any other Operating System that has come before it but because it is so different, it will tremendously affect the way businesses operate. Typical Microsoft upgrades have...

As we all know, with the introduction of Windows 8, Microsoft has created a new Metro user interface. The Metro interface (by itself) is not without flaws but it’s a clean, modern looking user interface that could potentially take on the iPad’s interface. This won’t be easy as the iPad is more established but there...

Once in a while the Gartner Group will say something that I tend to agree with and I (unfortunately) will publicly agree. Well boys and girls, this is one of those times. The Gartner Group are recommending that organizations who are making the move from Windows XP to Windows 7 continue along that path and not...

As you all know by now, Microsoft has released its server edition of Windows 8 which offers extensive support for cloud computing and virtualization. Microsoft Hyper-V is a virtualization technology for x86-x64 systems that use Windows 8 Server edition. Microsoft has made the pre-beta version accessible to...