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Great News for IT Pros! If you want to get your hand on the latest and greatest version of Windows all you need is an MSDN or TechNet subscription. It was posted up there at yesterday September 9th. That’s right Windows 8.1 RTM code. Originally we were not going to release the code to until […]

This works on both the Surface RT and Surface Pro machines to take a screen shot. Simply hold down the capacitive Windows button on the front of your tablet and press the Volume Down button on the volume rocker once. If you see the screen dim for a moment you’ll know if it worked. The […]

San Francisco here I come! I have the pleasure of presenting on Windows Azure IAAS next week in San Francisco! On September 5th, YOU are welcome to join me for FREE, as long as seats last! (Oh, and you have to cover your travel costs) This event will be held at the Microsoft San Francisco […]

Windows 8.1 has hit RTM and will be Generally Available on October 18th, 2013. This release is a little different than the past. In the past releases customers were able to get the finished product from TechNet, MSDN, and the Volume Licensing website a few days after RTM. This time around is a little different […]

My Team at Microsoft is writing a series of articles this month looking at Server Virtualization between VMware and Microsoft. You can follow the full series of our articles this month at: VMware or Microsoft? – The Complete Serieshttp://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinremde/archive/2013/08/12/vmware-or-microsoft-the-complete-series.aspx The Hyper-V vs. vSphere Hypervisor Footprint War Continues When it comes to hypervisors does size really […]

Yesterday the Windows team announced that Windows 8.1 will be generally available on October 18th, 2013. It will be available at retail stores for purchase on new machines. It will also be available as a free upgrade to Windows 8 from the online Windows store. You can read their full announcement at the link below: […]

Yesterday we released 8 security bulletins fixing 23 vulnerabilities. Three of the bulletins are rated critical, which means evil hackers have the potential to take over your machine through them. As far as we know, they are not being actively exploited in the wild today. However, the clock is now ticking. Hackers are going to […]

Injecting Malware into iOS Devices via Malicious Chargers Have you ever been out, and your phone is low on power, so you ask someone if you can borrow their charger? I bet you have! I have all the time and I never gave it a second thought – until now. It is possible for a […]

On an NTFS volume when you delete a file it is still recoverable so if you want to really remove a file you need to do a secure delete of that file. You can use the Cipher tool, which is part of a default Windows install, to securely delete files. It is not as convenient […]

The video below features surfer Stephanie Gilmore and has caused some controversy due to the use of sexy images to grab your attention while it is really an ad for the 2013 Roxy Pro Biarritz surfing meet. So why am I writing about it? Glad you asked…Because what I noticed was the sexy HTC Windows […]