Windows 8.1: For non-touch devices

I want to spend a little time clarifying my comments to many of my customers and friends when I say “if you thought about Windows 8 for Touch-enabled devices and Windows 7 for non-Touch enabled devices, then you should seriously consider Windows 8.1 for ALL DEVICES (touch AND non-touch devices).” My examples below will focus... Continue Reading →

Windows 8–Fighter Pilot Tested

I came across this interesting video and thought I would share with you.  There is no doubt that I’m a fan of Windows 8 and I think it brings a lot of great use cases for people and organizations.  It’s a quick 90 second video that I thought would showcase a unique reference story for... Continue Reading →

Halo: Spartan Assault

Just in time for my flight to Seattle, WA, Microsoft has just published the awaited game, Halo:  Spartan Assault.  This game is made for touch enabled devices; specifically, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. You can download the game right now for Windows 8 devices (I just downloaded the ~850 MB game for my Surface... Continue Reading →

Windows 8.1 RTM in August

This is going to be short and sweet.  Today, Tami Reller announced at the Worldwide Partner Conference today that Windows 8.1 RTM will be available for OEM partners in late August. This is great news and should be a welcomed update for Enterprise customers looking to embrace Windows 8/8.1. You can read the full post... Continue Reading →

CDW, SHI, Insight, Softmart and others are now Authorized Surface Resellers

Today, the Microsoft Surface team has announced that the following Microsoft partners are now Authorized Surface Resellers, approved to sell Surface devices and accessories directly to commercial customers:  CDW, Compucom, En Pointe, Insight, PC Connection, PCM, Softchoice, Softmart, SHI, and Zones. This is great news for companies that are looking for a streamlined procurement process... Continue Reading →

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