Modernizing your Infrastructure: The FREE Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmWelcome to another in our new series of “Modernize your Infrastructure” articles.  Today I’m pleased to share with you the details of yet another free and easy-to-use assessment tool from Microsoft.  The purpose of this tool is to help you answer the following important question: “Are my servers and services able to be migrated to … Continue reading Modernizing your Infrastructure: The FREE Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment

A Useful List of Windows 8 or 8.1 Resources for IT Pros

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmThanks to Mary Jo Foley for tweeting about this.  Mary Hutson is maintaining a very useful list of “top Microsoft Support solutions for the most common issues IT Pros experience when using or deploying Windows 8 or 8.1.”  She updates the list every quarter; the most recent being just two days ago (Aug 11, 2014).  … Continue reading A Useful List of Windows 8 or 8.1 Resources for IT Pros

Doesn’t Windows 8.1 require more hardware than Windows 7? (Series: Windows 8.1 for Business)

Logically, it makes sense.  Forever it seems whenever any software company comes out with a new version of their product, the added features and functionality require extra hardware.  In the case of operating systems, that seems especially true.  Software vendors are always trying to build their solutions not to fit today’s hardware, but what hardware … Continue reading Doesn’t Windows 8.1 require more hardware than Windows 7? (Series: Windows 8.1 for Business)

Can I use Windows 8.1 without a touchscreen?

Even if you’ve never tried Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you may have seen the advertisements showing off the lovely colorful “touch-first” interface (previously known as the “Metro” UI).  Even some people using a traditional old non-touch laptop will reach out and touch the screen when they first encounter the start screen.  (And by “some … Continue reading Can I use Windows 8.1 without a touchscreen?

Why can’t I just use the desktop in Windows 8.1?

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htm Well, you can.  In fact, my friend and coworker Jennelle Crothers explains it all for you in today’s article in our “Windows 8.1 for Business” blog series.  She writes… “Ask anyone who uses a computer for every day work tasks, they might say that they LIVE on the desktop and can’t be bothered with … Continue reading Why can’t I just use the desktop in Windows 8.1?

Do you really need a start menu?

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmOne of the reasons some people weren’t comfortable with Windows 8 from the beginning was for the lack of their familiar start menu.  In today’s article in our “Windows 8.1 for Business” series, my friend Matt Hester delivers the run-down on the benefits of the Start Screen vs. the old Start Menu, and provides some … Continue reading Do you really need a start menu?