The Surface Pro gets all of the attention but its little brother packs a serious punch for a much smaller price tag. The Surface 2 differs from most devices by running the Windows RT 8.1 OS. Put bluntly, most of your negative impressions of RT are wrong. In fact, I would make the case that the Surface RT could be your (or your user’s) primary device!
Microsoft’s new Windows release cycle policy Microsoft has released the long-awaited Windows 8.1 update to the public. This minor update to Windows 8 has caused some major headaches, particularly when, in an early stage, Microsoft decided not to give developers and IT professionals early access to the Release to Manufacturers (RTM) bits—unlike it had been doing with previous versions of Windows and Windows Server.
Paul Schnackenburg interviewed Ben Armstrong (the Virtual PC guy), Program Manager in the Microsoft Hyper-V team, at TechEd Australia 2013 for 4sysops. Topics discussed are Windows Server 2012 RTM, Generation 2 VM, USB redirection, Hyper-V backup, Hyper-V and Linux, Recovery Manager, storage, VMware vs. Hyper-V and more.
Yet another TechEd Australia has come and gone. A bit of a weird event really, excellent in some ways, scary in others (a bigger focus on developers, along with the axing of the TechNet subscription = IT Pro’s aren’t important to MS?). I got the feeling that Microsoft is a bit lost at the moment with RT tanking, Ballmer going and Phone not really moving and now the Nokia buy.
While reading Michael’s post yesterday regarding the end of sale of TechNet subscription it amazed me the range of reaction which we as people in the tech industry can have on an issue. This issue is a great case in point. While I greatly respect Michael’s opinion I disagree with the premises that a) the program is overly generous and b) that killing the program is a well thought out decision not made lightly.