Do you know what Microsoft biggest business is?  Most would say without a second thought  “operating systems“, but if you said that, you’d be wrong. If OSs are not the major revenue generating segment for Redmond, then what is?  Well, again it is not all the versions of Windows combined.  It is also not server OSs...

New post from our sister site – Windows8enterprise.com. It talks a little bit about how to strategically determine the total cost of ownership for Microsoft’s newest Operating System – Windows 8. An excerpt: Many IT organizations use Total Cost of Ownership or TCO analysis to determine the economic value of new...

It seems that Microsoft is releasing some advice for businesses when it comes to deploying Windows. As you probably already guess, this is partly advice and partly a sales pitch. That being said, it isn’t saying “GO WITH WINDOWS 8 NOW!!!”. According to Microsoft, it will really depend on your situation. Below are the...

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...

Here’s a video from winbeta.org showing the Windows 8 setup experience. It shows a very straightforward install that doesn’t take very long. It also shows the new boot logo as well as the new and interesting intro video that quickly teaches you how to access the Charms Bar. Enjoy!

Very cool news. I had posted earlier that Windows 8 was available to MSDN and Technet subscribers. Well if you don’t have one of those memberships but want to take the software for a ride, you’re in luck! Microsoft have released a Trial version of Windows 8. It’s a fully functioning version of Windows 8 Enterprise and...

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 forced...

In what can only be described as a very impressive piece of strategy, Microsoft have released some information about the management of Windows RT devices on their Windows 8 development blog. It’s a pretty detailed post that is very recommended reading for anyone who will be managing devices across a network for a...

So right now, Microsoft is holding the Microsoft Management Summit. At the Microsoft Management Summit, Microsoft shares deep hands-on technical training and best practices in the areas of desktop and device management, datacenter, and cloud technologies. One of the news items that jumped out at me was the new...