Windows 8 Heating Up; K-12 Embracing Windows 8

Things are starting to heat up for Windows 8.  StatCounter, which gathers information based on 3 million websites, estimates that the current Windows 8 install base is roughly 3.77 percent of all PCs worldwide.  This figure may not be earth shattering at the moment; especially compared to Windows 7’s 52 percent market share… but, with... Continue Reading →

Nokia Lumia 920 Firmware 1308 Update

Today, you can download the latest firmware update for your Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 device.  It took about 12 minutes to download and install this update.  Then, another 12 minutes to complete the remaining steps (migrating data, etc.).  Go to Settings / Phone Update and select Check for Updates. I’m really happy with... Continue Reading →

First Official Communication on “Windows Blue”

There have been many speculative posts recently on “Windows Blue” showcasing alleged features  and leaked videos.  There still isn’t anything official to share with the public; however, Frank Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft, has recently shared a post title Looking Back and Springing Ahead which references a set of plans internally... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Build 2013 has been scheduled

It has been scheduled!  Microsoft Build 2013 has been scheduled for June 26 – 28, 2013 at the Mascone Center in San Francisco.  This is 3 to 4 months earlier than the previous Build Conferences!!! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 2 at 9a PST to register.  Registration usually fills up quickly for this event,... Continue Reading →

Deploying a Customized Start Screen

Have you ever wanted to create a customized Windows 8 Start Screen so you can have a consistent Start Screen for your organization when you deploy a new Windows 8 image? The Deployment Guys have a great post on how to accomplish this exact scenario.  They provide the detailed instructions on how to customize the... Continue Reading →

Windows 8 Tablets Ready for the Enterprise

This is a perfect follow-up to my posts last week - Comparing 3 Windows Tablets & Will the Windows 8 naysayers step aside, please.    On March 14, 2013, Moor Insights & Strategy (about) published a whitepaper that provides great insights into the enterprise readiness of Windows 8. I provided the direct link to the PDF... Continue Reading →

Microsoft OneNote updated for Windows 8

As of March 21, 2013, Microsoft released an update to OneNote for Windows 8 which brings forth better Pen and Ink improvements and support for Office 365 notebooks.  I was going to write a pretty elaborate post on Microsoft OneNote (one of my favorite solutions), but I felt that Paul Thurrot’s post, Windows 8/RT App... Continue Reading →

Microsoft HealthVault–Windows 8 App

I’ve always been a big fan of HealthVault.  My usage of it increased when the HealthVault app was released for the Windows Phone platform.  Now, Microsoft has released the HealthVault app for Windows 8. For those of you that are not familiar with HealthVault, HealthVault is a “trusted place to gather, store, and share health... Continue Reading →

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