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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What made sense to Redmond in regard to an upgrade cycle for the Windows OS may not be making as much sense in the enterprise. Many surveyed managers – up to 90% of IT leaders according to Gartner – have no immediate plans to migrate to Windows 8.  Eric Lai of ZDNet writes: A Forrester Research survey of North...

According to a job posting on Microsoft’s career site, Windows 8 planning and preparation is currently taking place. The job posting, spotted by enthusiast site CodenameWindows, hints at third-party application updating, updating virtual machines while they’re turned off and delivering full applications, among...