Running Out of Room: A WTG Tip

I have written and posted myriad articles over the years about Windows To Go (WTG); I have been running Windows off a USB device on-and-off since Windows 8 was in beta, but very consistently for the past three years. While larger devices are available (at greater cost) I have been satisfied with my 64GB Spyrus … Continue reading Running Out of Room: A WTG Tip

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Windows To Go: State of Mitch’s Union

I have been writing about Windows to Go (WTG) since Windows 8 was in beta, and I have not stopped because frankly, I think it truly is an amazing tool.  I have never really gone without a WTG key, but there have been times when it has been much more important… namely, when I was … Continue reading Windows To Go: State of Mitch’s Union

Windows 10 1809: What’s New

Last night I was pleased to hear that, as predicted, Windows 10 version 1809 dropped at the Microsoft Surface event in New York City.  While it may or may not be available for you via Windows Update this morning, I downloaded the ISO yesterday and went right to work.  Well, to be more specific, I … Continue reading Windows 10 1809: What’s New

Let’s Go: Creating a Windows to Go Hybrid Device

Recently I wrote a review of the Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3z Flash Drive, a spectacular USB key with some great security features, including a unique keypad that requires you to unlock your device before connecting it to your computer.  The same day I received a comment.  Anthony asks: Would you be able to provide … Continue reading Let’s Go: Creating a Windows to Go Hybrid Device

USB and Windows to Go: Key in!

I have written in the past about several different Windows to Go (WTG) key options, and have leaned heavily toward the ones with Military Grade Security (MilSec).  They are all good, they all do just about the same thing.  Of course, there are differences with deployment methodology, as well as the tools that support them, … Continue reading USB and Windows to Go: Key in!

Windows To Go Gotcha in Windows 10

So here’s an interesting fact about Windows To Go.  When Windows 10 first came out I was still running Windows 8.1 on my corporate desktop, and when I went to create my WTG image I couldn’t because the Windows 8.1 WTG engine did not support building Windows 10 WTG keys.  Ok, that is understandable. Windows … Continue reading Windows To Go Gotcha in Windows 10

Panic at the Windows to Go Corral…

I really like my Ironkey Windows to Go (WTG) drives.  In fact, I like them so much I carry two of them – a W300 (software encrypted with BitLocker) that is domain-joined to one of my clients’ domains, which I use full-time since my corporate laptop went for a swim, and a W500 (hardware encrypted) … Continue reading Panic at the Windows to Go Corral…

Windows to Go: Ironkey gets it right

Back in 2012 I spent a lot of time talking (and writing) about Windows to Go (WTG).  This was Microsoft’s newest feature that allowed you to install Windows 8 on a USB key.  In theory I loved it, in practice… well, most of the USB keys that I tried it on (the certified ones, and … Continue reading Windows to Go: Ironkey gets it right

Working From Anywhere

Over the years I have written extensively about methods of working from anywhere using various technologies including Remote Desktop, Virtual Desktop, Remote Apps, Virtual Apps, and Windows To Go.  I have been a huge advocate of many of these, both in my blog, in my professional life, and in my capacity as a community leader … Continue reading Working From Anywhere

Windows To Go: Disk Behaviour

Recently I was explaining Windows To Go at a client site.  We had a few interesting discussions about the power as well as the limitations of the security features. One attendee asked a couple of good questions: 1) Is there any way to block the ‘on-lining’ of your Windows To Go key in other installations … Continue reading Windows To Go: Disk Behaviour

Hey Vancouver, Eight is NOT Enough!

Are you coming to the Windows 8 Install Fest in Vancouver this week-end?  It was recently brought to my attention that a mailing went out letting people know that I will be discussing and demonstrating Windows To GO (WTG).  If you want to follow along, bring along an 8GB USB key. I do not know … Continue reading Hey Vancouver, Eight is NOT Enough!

Windows 8 Enterprise: What’s What?

This post was originally written for the Canadian IT Pro Connection blog, and can be seen there at http://blogs.technet.com/b/canitpro/archive/2012/09/12/windows-8-enterprise-what-s-what.aspx Since the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 8 I have had a lot of people ask me the differences between the Pro SKU and the Enterprise SKU.  It is a fair question, because ever since … Continue reading Windows 8 Enterprise: What’s What?