Hi all,

Firstly Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great 2012, however I think its fair to say that 2013 will be even better from a technology point of view!

We are one week into the new year and there have already been some great announcements around Windows 8 PCs that will be coming out this this FY.

If you are in the market for a new PC I suggest you take a look at the following video showcasing some of the machines being demoed at CES 2013;

New Windows 8 PCs


If you are planning on upgrading your company desktops, make sure you look at Windows 8. Will it require a lot of reskilling and retraining? Microsoft Portugal dispel this myth with a great video, I’ve included this below and suggest you watch it. It’s a great video and really show cases the new features of Windows 8.


Great MS Portugal video, highlighting the simplicity of Windows 8


There is a lot of work that has gone relatively unnoticed in Windows 8 and Server 2012 (mainly due to the new start screen/ modern UI), I hope to be able to showcase some of the great new features over the coming weeks and months. There is a lot of new functionality that can definitely help drive up time and reduce costs, particularly around storage. Also Hyper-V is really something to be considered and compares even more favourably against the competition.

These are some of the topics we look forward to covering in the coming weeks, anything else you would like to learn more about, then please let us know.


Mark Sewell – PFE