Redmond has already confirmed at its annual Worldwide Partner Conference that Windows 8.1 is set to hit RTM status in August, with end users availability set to take place a few weeks after that. But at the same time the company wants more and more users — both end users and enterprises — to try out the preview...

Windows To Go, a feature exclusively available in Windows 8 enterprise allows users to take the operating system with them wherever they go — on a USB mass storage device, of course. It is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 environment, allowing IT administrators to provide users with an imaged version of Windows...

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 should...

With all the doom and gloom surrounding Windows 8 sales, the truth is that there are many reasons why businesses in particular soon be excited about the new OS. Yes, there are very real flaws with Windows 8. Looking past these issues, however, you will find quite a few reasons to upgrade to Windows 8 for your...

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a fast-spreading practice most IT managers have not only heard of, but are actively coming to grips with.  It has been driven in part by the availability of powerful smartphones and tablet computers, together with powerful apps. Windows 8 Enterprise also adds a new capability called...

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...

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...

It goes without saying that Windows 8 is very different from previous versions of the Windows Operating System. A lot of small businesses liked Windows XP, skipped Windows Vista and now love Windows 7. With Windows 8 being released in October 26th, a lot of businesses will be curious about some of the new features...

There’s a great article on setting up Windows To Go in Windows 8 in Arstechnica. To refresh your memory, Windows To Go is the pretty ingenius solution that Microsoft have come up with to allow IT departments to put a fully functional version of Windows 8 on mobile media (such as a USB stick). The obvious advantage of...

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...