July 2012

What Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V Are Called

July 31, 2012 // 4 Comments

There are no such things as: W2012 Windows Server 8.  That was the old codename before the official title was announced. Hyper-V v3.0 Hyper-V R3 The name of the server is Windows Server 2012.  The short for that is WS2012. The name of the hypervisor is Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.  [...]

WS2012 Hyper-V – Supported Guest Operating Systems

July 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

This page is out of date. You can find more up to date post here. The list of supported guest OSs from TechNet for WS2012 Hyper-V is listed below.  If this is like W2008 R2, the TechNet list will remain static while the actual supported list will be accurately reflected on TechNet Wiki. Guest [...]

New Ways To Touch Windows 8 – The Microsoft Touch Mouse

July 30, 2012 // 5 Comments

Lots of people have been debating whether the Metro UI of Windows 8 can succeed on normal laptops and PCs without touch screens. Yesterday I blogged about a Logitech Wireless Touchpad that’s been around for a while.  I was talking about that at work today when one of our Apple folks told me [...]

Logitech Touchpad with Windows 8?

July 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Windows 8 was designed to be touch first but you can use it with a keyboard and a mouse.  I do that with my work laptop, the beast, which I use to run Windows 8 Client Hyper-V for deployment demos because it has SSD storage.  But what if you want that touch experience?  Some apps, [...]

Windows Server 2012 (Hyper-V) Core Installation

July 27, 2012 // 10 Comments

The Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012 document is available and I’m reviewing and commenting on notable text in it. On the subject of a Core installation of Windows Server 2012, the document says: It features a smaller disk, memory profile, and attack surface. Therefore, we [...]

How to Explain Metro UI To Someone In 60 Seconds

July 26, 2012 // 3 Comments

There is so much crap out there with some people (usually bloggers) freaking out over the new UI in Windows 8.  I really don’t get it.  Headlines flew all over the net earlier this week on every IT news site about Gartner allegedly saying Windows 8 was “bad”.  I only saw PC Pro [...]

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012

July 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012 document is available. I’ve previously read the performance doc for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, focusing on the Hyper-V piece. Let’s look at some notable sections for Hyper-V in the new 2012 version of the doc.  [...]

Once You Go BYOD, What Happens To Information Security?

July 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

I just glimpsed at a post on NetworkWorld called Email in security hot seat with rise of cloud, BYOD.  In it I saw this piece of text: IBM famously issued a new set of BYOD policies that, among other things, forbid employees to use a competitor’s cloud service (no more Dropbox, no more [...]
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