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Installing Windows 8.1 from a USB Stick under a UEFI BIOS and Secure Boot. When Building a Windows UEFI system there are a few things to know that are different from when building an old BIOS based machine. First your USB install stick has be be formatted with FAT32 and Not NTFS. Second your UEFI […]

I have run a server in my home for the past 18 years. I initially had it routing my home network to the internet because home routers didn’t exist at that time.Yes, I had all my machines networked and on the internet. It was fun and kept me well trained on the technologies I used […]

At this year’s TechEd we’re going to take the wraps off a range of new products and services, and we cannot wait to talk about—and demo—some of the remarkable new capabilities and functionalities we are going to deliver to the IT and developer industry. Can’t make it to Houston this year for TechEd 2014? No […]

The Infrastructure as a Service Product Line Architecture documentation is a toolset that helps you arrive at a design pattern and make informed decisions about Microsoft’s Cloud OS platform. PLAs: Provide a technology definition that helps you understand the capability and how it is supported by Windows Server, System Center or Microsoft Azure Help you […]

In an increasingly multi-hypervisor world, more and more IT organizations are using Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure to achieve superior performance and workload flexibility at the best possible price. With nearly two-thirds of businesses on more than one virtualization platform, adding Microsoft virtualization and cloud skills to your technical repertoire can improve your career options […]

The Heartbleed bug is a big deal. This flaw affected TOR and about two-thirds of internet websites. The flaw was uncovered by researchers from Google and Codenomicon. It is expected that the big sites will be fixed quickly but that all the different devices and sites effected will not all be updated for months. The […]

As IT professionals, it’s your job to keep up with the latest demands – ensuring your organization has the fastest, most intuitive technology and uninterrupted services, while giving people the freedom to work anywhere, anytime, on a variety of devices. Join us for the upcoming IT Camp, “Empowering People-Centric IT with Windows 8.1 for IT […]

The Windows 8.1 Update is available on MSDN as of yesterday and will be available on Windows update April 8th. Click the image on the right to see a full size screenshot of the update on MSDN. It is available for ARM, X86, and X64. I am pulling it down now and will be installing […]

Today Microsoft announced and released Office for iPad. Specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint released for the iPad. OneNote had an update release also. At about 1 PM CST the apps went live in the App Store and I pulled them down immediately. I am extremely impressed in their functionality. These are not just light weight […]

We have a very exciting project where we are reaching out to customers for a series of interviews over the next few months. The project is extremely agile and the interviews will be rapid, 30 minute max where, as the product progresses we will continue to maintain a customer pulse getting feature feedback and their […]