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  • Blog Post: Step-By-Step: Removing Windows 8.1 Modern Apps with PowerShell

    PowerShell, when harnessed properly, can become a great tool for IT professionals to save time in completing day to day activities. Another great use of PowerShell however, is correcting corruptions or errors sometimes caused by GUI based apps. In this Step-By-Step post, the example given is that of...
  • Blog Post: Step-By-Step: Windows 8.1 Start Screen Customization via PowerShell

    The Windows 8.1 Start Screen can be utilized as an important tool to all employees of respected organizations to be kept informed. One of the challenges faced by IT Professionals is the need to properly setup said Start Screen. This is to ensure employees gain immediate gratification in regards to the...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks for Navigating the New Windows 8 User Interface

    Hello Folks, This is a re-post of a great article that our friend Mitch Tulloch wrote for the BizTech Information Technology site.   We are reproducing it with his blessing. Mitch is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and lead author of several books including “The Windows 7 Resource Kit” and...
  • Blog Post: WestCoast Virtualization Swing - Session resources

    I was out West the other week, attending the itech summit (in Calgary and Vancouver) and paying a visit to VANTUG (Vancouver Technology User Group). I had a great time talking to everyone about Virtualization, Private Cloud and a bit of Public Cloud. Out of all the great conversations that I had, I found...
  • Blog Post: Get Ready for Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 with MAP 7.0 Beta

    Last week we released a beta version of Microsoft Assessment & Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0.  The MAP Toolkit,  a free download , is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop, server and cloud migrations. MAP provides detailed readiness...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Reaches RTM Milestone With Availability Slated for October 18th

    Yesterday Microsoft announced that they had achieved a great milestone: Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 had been released to manufacturing (RTM). This provides final software to Microsoft's hardware partners for them to complete their final system validations and in turn is the final step before...