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  • Blog Post: Who really knows Windows 8.1?

    Windows 8.1 is FAR more than simply a new and/or improved UI Windows 8.1 "under the covers" Picking out the differences between Windows XP and Windows 8.1 or even between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, improvements have been enormous and have remained unnoticed by a lot of people. So here's a glimpse...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Media

    My Top-13: Media Overview This section explores some of the changes to audio and video functionality in Windows® 8. This doesn't include media-related Windows Store apps, which are covered elsewhere in this course. Windows 8 includes changes to media functionality in several areas: ...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Language

    My Top-12: Language Overview Windows® 8 includes improvements to the way users add and configure input and display languages. The main changes are: Central location for configuring Languages In Windows 7, users needed to check several locations to understand what language support...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Networking

    My Top-11: Networking Overview This module covers a few of the changes to the Networking experience in Windows 8. The new Windows UI version of the View Available Networks interface. Better handling of networks with data caps or that charge by the MB with the Metered Networks feature....
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Connected Accounts

    My Top-10: Connected Accounts Overview Microsoft® Windows® 8 introduces a new concept called a Connected Account. A Connected Account allows you to sign in to Windows with your Microsoft Account (formerly known as Windows Live ID) and do things like roam your settings between Windows 8...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Recovery and Troubleshooting

    My Top-9: Recovery and Troubleshooting Overview Windows® 8 includes several new resources for troubleshooting and options for recovering your system from errors or problems. The set of topics covered in this section includes the following: Support Resources Push-Button Reset File...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Updates and Maintenance

    My Top-8: Updates and Maintenance Overview This blog explores some of the changes in Windows® 8 related to PC maintenance, installing updates, and other related activities. Maintenance Tasks Windows 8 improves the state of performance improvement and maintenance activities with a variety...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Internet Explorer 10

    Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 My Top-7: Internet Explorer 10 Overview This new version of the Microsoft® Windows® operating system also includes a new version of Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer®, which is called Internet Explorer 10. Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 comes...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Hyper-V on Client

    Hyper-V on Client – Windows 8 Pro My Top-4: Hyper-V on Client Overview For this new release of Microsoft® Windows®, Microsoft is making available a virtualization technology known as Hyper-V™. With Hyper-V on Windows 8 Pro, you will be able to run Windows in a virtual...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Trusted Boot: Secure Boot – Measured Boot

    My Top-3 Trusted Boot: Secure Boot – Measured Boot One of the benefits of a UEFI configuration is that it supports signing and verification for UEFI executable files, up to and including the boot manager, which implements the boot menu in Windows 8. Secure Boot This, combined with further verification...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Fast Boot

    Fast Boot Performance My Top-1 Windows 8 Feature My first experience with Windows 8 after installing it on my “older” hardware was the amazing boot performance. On Windows 7 the boot performance has been raised massively and I have never expected that this can be improved at all...
  • Blog Post: Developer Services – Worum geht’s im Windows Cluster

    Developer Services – Worum geht’s im Windows Cluster In vielen Unternehmen werden heutzutage Hunderte oder gar Tausende von Anwendungen verwendet. Die Frage nach der Kompatibilität dieser Anwendungen stellt sich besonders beim Umstieg auf eine neue Betriebssystemversion . Die Antwort...
  • Blog Post: PSfD Case Study - Mehr als 6.500 Anwendungen erfolgreich auf Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 migriert

    Mehr als 6.500 Anwendungen erfolgreich auf Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 migriert In sehr vielen – vor allem großen – Unternehmen herrscht oft ein Wildwuchs an individuellen Anwendungen vor, welche bei einer anstehenden Migration auf ein neues Betriebssystem wie z.B. nun auch...
  • Blog Post: Who really knows Windows 8?

    Who really knows Windows 8? Windows 8 is FAR more than simply a new UI Windows 8 “under the covers!” Picking out the differences between Windows XP and Windows 8, improvements have been enormous and have remained unnoticed by a lot of people. So here’s a glimpse of new features...
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