Windows 8/RT


The Disappearing Windows Server GUI, Revisited

Brien retreads the idea of System Center taking over the role of Windows Server's GUI and explains how it can be used as the single window to a cluster of VMs.

Microsoft's Devices and Services Direction Outlined by Larson-Green

The new "One Microsoft" reorganization aims to bring devices and services together in a way that will connect people across their work and home lives.

Free My Server 2012 R2 Apps for Remote Management Released

Microsoft released its free My Server 2012 R2 applications this month for Windows clients and Windows Phone devices.

What To Do When Windows Identifies Disks Incorrectly

Brien walks you through how to get Windows to correctly distinguish between a hard drive and a solid-state drive.

Microsoft Warns of Storage Spaces Flaw in Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft today warned of a problem with using the Storage Spaces feature of Windows Server 2012 R2 when used with Windows Azure.

What's New in Group Policy Settings

With October's massive Microsoft product releases comes new and modified configuration options.

The Rise of Solid-State Drives in the Datacenter

Solid-state drives (SSDs) have become more viable for boosting enterprise application performance and now the new Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 adds improved SSD support.

What Enterprises Need To Know About Windows Azure

From its scaling capabilities to its close integration with PowerShell, here are a few things to consider before making the move to Microsoft's cloud.

Using Windows Server 2012's SSD Write-Back Cache

Brien runs down how you can get the most out of Windows Server 2012 R2's newest tiered storage functionality.

Lync 2013 Now Supported on Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft indicated this month that Lync Server 2013 is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Microsoft Updates Windows Azure, Rolls Out Backup Service

Microsoft updated Windows Azure this month to integrate with its latest flagship software offerings, rolling out some new services as well.

Microsoft Restores Windows RT 8.1 Update

Microsoft today restored its Windows RT 8.1 update for download from the Windows Store.

Microsoft's Engineering Team Talks Windows 8.1

Engineers that worked on Windows 8.1 carved out some time late last week to answer questions about Windows 8.1.

Hybrid Clouds: What's Still Needed?

For hybrid cloud solutions to continue to find their footing in the enterprise, security features that enforce geographic jurisdictions should be a top priority.

UPDATE: Microsoft Issues Recovery Software for 'Bricked' Surface RT 8.1 Machines

Microsoft published recovery media software today for Windows RT users whose devices got "bricked" by a recently released Windows RT 8.1 upgrade.

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