Category: Windows 8
A Tour of the Surface Pro with Tom’s Hardware
On the day that Microsoft released the Surface Pro I sat down with Alex Davies from Tom’s Hardware (www.tomshardware.com) and gave him a little tour of the device. He recorded it and that recording went live on Monday. Check it out and let me know what you think! –MDG http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Microsoft-Surface-Pro-Hands-on-Demo,21030.html
Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro: It’s Here!
For most of the months of October through December, while I was on tour talking about Windows 8, the new Office 2013 & Office 365, and Windows Server 2012 the most common question I heard was not about any of these products… it was something like ‘So where’s your Surface? Why don’t you have a…
Windows 8: Client Hyper-V and Why It Matters
In December I sat down with Kevin Remde, Technical Evangelist with Microsoft USA, to discuss how Windows 8 now includes Microsoft Hyper-V. It is a great conversation about why you might want to use the power of Hyper-V virtualization on the desktop, what is required, and how to get started. I invite you to watch…
Getting Started With Hyper-V in Server 2012 and Windows 8
You all know by now that I am a huge Hyper-V fan… I have been using it since 2008, but with the latest release I am unabashedly loving Microsoft’s Layer 1 hypervisor. The fact that it has been included in Windows 8 – as in, no different from the virtualization platform I use in my…
Managing Wireless Networks in Windows 8
Many of us take our laptops all over the place, and it is not uncommon for us to connect to several wireless networks on an ongoing basis. In Windows 7 there was a simple way to manage the wireless networks that you connect to, but it seems to be missing from Windows 8. This doesn’t…
An Introduction to Windows 8: Mitch on Halton Tech TV
I am surprised that with all the hype and talk I have been doing about Windows 8, I have not blogged about this yet. Halton Tech TV is a show on our regional cable network in the Oakville/Burlington/Milton area that focuses on different technologies. Hosted by Robert Duvall of RDC Networks, it brings the newest…
A Truly Energized Post: Sean’s experience buying his Microsoft Surface
This post was sent to me by the original Energized Tech and former Friday Funny Guy. Sean Kearney is not only a Microsoft MVP (PowerShell), he is a good friend and certainly among the most passionate technology enthusiasts and Microsoft fans I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Sean will be assisting me at…
Copy and Move Re-envisioned for Windows 8
Windows 8 has a ton of small changes that are making my life easier. From time to time I find myself copying lots of files from one place to another; not as often mind you as when I was a partition fan, but it still happens. One of the new features I am happy with…
The Least Spooky Thing to Come Out This October
This post was originally published on the Canadian IT Pros Connection.. Think the release of Windows 8 means there’s toil and trouble brewing for desktop deployment specialists and IT project managers? Not so! It’s really not that spooky and here are 3 reasons why: There’s lots to like about Windows 8 for organizations. From AppLocker…
Windows 8: Why you should be excited!
This post was originally published on the Canadian IT Pros Connection. It is finally here. Microsoft’s most anticipated operating system in years is ready for prime time, and all around the world the enthusiasts are downloading bits, stores are putting out their new offerings with the new OS, and IT Pros around the world are…
Windows 8: Keeping it Clean!
While I am usually fond of the extra apps that Microsoft puts into Windows 8, I know that for most IT environments they will be more of a hassle than anything. The following is the PowerShell script that Ben Hunter (SOLUTION ARCHITECT, Desktop – Microsoft Corp.) uses to remove the built-in applications. Of course, you…
Windows 8: Does the Modern Interface Mean Diminished Functionality?
This post was originally posted during the pre-release period (https://garvis.ca/2012/07/16/windows-8-does-the-new-metro-interface-mean-diminished-functionality/). Following a recent comment to another article I decided to bring it back (updated for RTM) today. I hope you enjoy it! –MDG ‘Mitch, I have been in love with the Search feature in Windows 7 since you demonstrated it at the House Party launch…
Launching Windows 8 in Halton!
I expect that by now you will know that next month (October 26th) Microsoft is making Windows 8 available to the general public (GA). This is very exciting for us in the Microsoft ecosphere. In November, 2009 Cameron McKay and I hosted a Windows 7 Launch Event in Oakville, and it was a resounding success…