Microsoft have opened up the kimono just a bit on features we can expect from the Windows 8 Enterprise SKU. This comes in an April 18 post to the “Windows for Your Business” blog. Here’s a part of that list: Windows To Go is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 desktop on a bootable external USB stick. This will...

Windows 8 Metro In a new blog post today on the Windows Team blog, Microsoft have finally shed light on both the final name for Windows 8 and what the different SKU’s for Windows will be. Let’s start with the name: Drumroll…… Windows 8 is the official product name for the next x86/64 editions of Windows. Thank God. That...

The best part of owning this blog is getting to meet and interview some of the smartest minds in technology today. I met Tony Bradley at the Windows 8 MVP Nation conference  in Seattle a few weeks ago. I was extremely impressed by his depth of knowledge of Windows at the enterprise level. For those of you who...

First of all, let me say thanks to all you guys and girls for your comments on yesterday’s article. The comment thread is really informative and I got a chance to see the different points of view regarding the roles of business and IT. Building on that, I wanted to discuss something else that I have heard about the...

I just got back from a fantastic conference in Seattle and I had an opportunity to finally collect my thoughts about Windows 8. I’m a pretty heavy Twitter user so I’ve had a chance to read a lot of bloggers weighing in about the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I didn’t feel I was ready to weigh in on this topic until...

Indian CIOs seem to be shaking their heads about adopting Windows 8. “Today, companies are still basking in the glory of a pan-organizational Windows 7 implementation. A considerable amount of time, money, and with change management, has gone into the process. Expecting a Windows 8 adoption now is silly,” says Vishal...

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 wait for...

Microsoft released Windows 8 Developer Preview with the sole intention of introducing developers with the tools and techniques needed to develop applications for Metro UI. So far, Microsoft has only discussed about using Visual Studio Express to build applications for Windows 8 but you can expect a large number of...

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 developers...

Cloud computing is the new age paradigm being adopted by almost all IT installations. Organizations are increasingly focused on building applications that can be deployed either on premises or on cloud. Windows server 8 is an optimized cloud based operating system with features for small and medium sized...