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  • Blog Post: Why can’t I just use the desktop in Windows 8.1?

    Well, you can. In fact, my friend and coworker Jennelle Crothers explains it all for you in today’s article in our “ Windows 8.1 for Business ” blog series. She writes… “Ask anyone who uses a computer for every day work tasks, they might say that they LIVE on the desktop and can’t be bothered with the...
  • Blog Post: Blog Series: Windows 8.1 for Business

    Welcome to March! And not that I mean to alarm you, but welcome to the final month before support ends on Windows XP . I know that many of you supporting IT and devices for your businesses have known this for a while, and are either already done or continuing to work on migrating to Windows 7 or Windows...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio - Understanding BYOD: How to Make it Happen (Part 2)

    Yuri Diogenes and I are back for Part 2 of our BYOD solution series. In today’s episode we explore some of the technologies from Microsoft and how you can implement them into your organization’s BYOD strategy. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 ...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio - Understanding BYOD: What it Means for My Company (Part 1)

    In this two part series with Sr. Knowledge Engineer Yuri Diogenes , we explore the world of “Bring Your Own Device” ( BYOD ) scenarios and how more IT organizations are trying to support it. In part one we try to help explain the benefits, challenges and considerations that need to be made around BYOD...
  • Blog Post: 31 Days of our Favorite Things: Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server 2012 (Part 30 of 31)

    There’s nothing remote about the chances that Microsoft would make big improvements in nearly all aspects of the platform that is Windows Server. And Windows Server 2012 is no exception. In this instance, we’re going to discuss Remote Desktop Services – otherwise lovingly referred to...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio “Reimagining Windows” Series Part 2 - Windows 8: Designed for Business

    Windows 8 is ready for business - delivering the power and familiarity you want, along with new ways for people to interact with line of business apps, and support for more mobile devices. In this episode I had the privilege of interviewing Sr. Marketing Manager for the Windows Commercial Team, Hye Jun...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: (Part 1) - What’s New in 2012 R2 - Empowering People-Centric IT

    I had the privilege of welcoming Brad Anderson , Corporate Vice President for Windows Server and System Center to the show.  We discuss the latest features and enhancements made in Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014, Visual Studio 2013, Windows Intune as well as several...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–VDI: A Look at Supportability and More!

    “A little bit of history first.  Virtual Desktop computing has been slowly etching its way into more IT plans year over year.  The advantages can be enormous when isolating the end user into a virtual desktop that looks and acts like their regular everyday PC.  Of course the ROI has been...
  • Blog Post: Key Keynote Notes – TechEd 2013 Favorites

    So here it is, Day 3 of TechEd, and I’m already two days late on the first of our “ TechEd 2013 Favorites ” series.  (sigh)  But if you’ve ever been to a TechEd, or any other big conference like this, you know that it’s hard to find a spare moment to do things other than A) attend, and B) enjoy...
  • Blog Post: What’s New for Active Directory in Server 2012 R2?

    Active Directory .  You know it.  You love it.  You’ve loved it since it made its introduction back in Windows 2000 Server .  Over 90 percent of the world’s business IT relies on Active Directory for local user and machine management, authentication, policy application, and directory...
  • Blog Post: (Episode 17) Windows 8 Tips: Security and Privacy

    In part 5 of our Windows 8 Tips and Tricks series, Principal Technical Account Manager Lex Thomas   and I briefly introduce you to some of the new security-centric improvements in Windows 8 . There’s never been a better time to build for Windows!  Join the App Builder Program and learn about...
  • Blog Post: (Episode 18) Windows 8 Tips: Tweaks and Customizations

    In part 6 of our Windows 8 Tips and Tricks series, Principal Technical Account Manager Lex Thomas and I show off some of the new kinds of customization options found in Windows 8 . There’s never been a better time to build for Windows! Join the App Builder Program and learn about the Windows ecosystem...