Windows 8 Deployment Resources

March 11, 2013 // 3 Comments

These resources apply to Windows 8 but you could also use them in a Windows Server 2012 deployment or cloud. Windows XP Support ends on 8th April 2014 AND THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS no matter what the penguin-hugging activation-fearing “genius” you know at the bar says.  This means no [...]

It’s Official: Hyper-V on Windows 8 Desktop

September 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

Steven Sinofsky just posted this: “… we will support virtualization on the Windows client OS” Now we’re cookin’ with diesel … as some rednecks say around here. There is the first mention of .VHDX files (an alternative to VHD) and “Live Storage Move”.  On the latter he says: “With [...]

RemoteApp for Hyper-V

May 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’ve either completely forgotten this application compatibility solution or it escaped by my attention.  RemoteApp for Hyper-V is a VDI solution that allows you to publish apps from the following VDI VM guest operating systems to end users via RDP: Windows XP SP3: Professional Windows Vista [...]

Mastering Windows 7 Deployment is Published

February 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’ve just recived an email from Sybex to say that the third book that I’ve been involved with, Mastering Windows 7 Deployment, has just started shipping from their warehouse(s).  Right now, is still on preorder but that will likely change in the coming hours or days.  The [...]

Sample Chapter: Mastering Windows 7 Deployment

February 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Last year was pretty busy.  Not only did I write Mastering Hyper-V Deployment (with MVP Patrick Lownds helping), but that project was sandwiched by me writing a number of chapters for Mastering Windows 7 Deployment.  That Windows 7 book is due out somethime this month. If you browse onto the [...]

Newest Book: Mastering Windows 7 Deployment

September 17, 2010 // 1 Comment

No sooner than Mastering Hyper-V Deployment is done, I’m working on Mastering Windows 7 Deployment.  I’m contributing 6 chapters to this one and I’m half way through writing the draft editions.  This book is providing all the steps and all the methods to do a Windows 7 deployment project [...]

Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6

September 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

Microsoft released a new version of ACT, 5.6, last week.  ACT will provide you with the tools to help “fool” incompatible applications into working on Windows Vista or Windows 7. When doing an upgrade, you’ll identify those applications that won’t work on your new OS.  You would [...]

Irish Windows 7 and W2008 R2 Community Launch Videos

November 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft Ireland has posted the video of the Dublin community launch of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010.  I was lucky enough to be a part of the presentations, talking about the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit for Windows 7, the Application Compatibility Toolkit [...]