12 Sep

Is Germany Right to Suspect Windows 8?

On August 29 German newspaper Zeit reported on leaked documents from a federal agency that advised the German government and the country’s critical infrastructure against upgrading to Windows 8, alleging that the operating system facilitates remote spying. The article implied deliberate placement of the security hole and cooperation between Microsoft and the NSA. Various online Read more…

25 Jun

Why Smart Businesses Are Upgrading From Windows XP

On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will terminate its extended support for the Windows XP operation system. For companies who have migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8, no disruption will be felt. However, companies who are still using the Windows XP platform will have to face enhanced security risks, increased costs, and user Read more…

06 Jun

Fix ZTIGather to Work with UEFI in VMware Workstation

While working in my lab, I discovered an issue with the Gather step while doing OSD to a VM using UEFI. I was working through a MDT 2012 standard client task sequence in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, and wanted to test my build with a UEFI VM. I kept getting unexpected results in my branching logic, and it took Read more…

09 May

Removing Non-Business Modern UI Apps from Windows 8

If you have had the opportunity to test drive Windows 8 and to see the new Start Screen, you are probably aware that Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system ships with a slew of new touch-optimized applications that leverage the Modern UI.  Bing Travel, Bing Weather, Xbox LIVE Games, and several other Modern apps are now standard Read more…

07 May

eDOCS DM and Windows 8

For several years now, I have been very impressed with the eDOCS roadmap presented by OpenText. They have worked consistently with Microsoft in order to develop eDOCS code while new Microsoft versions are still in beta. This allowed OpenText to add deeply integrated support for Office 2010 shortly after its official release a few years Read more…