Category Archives: Tech Talk

Windows 7 End of Mainstream Support Implications

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I have been asked a couple of times about end of Mainstream support for Windows 7 Regarding Windows 7: January 12, 2015 – Microsoft will stop mainstream support for Windows 7 January 14, 2020 – Windows 7 extended support ends http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=windows+7 What does end of mainstream support mean? You still get the monthly updates and […]

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Everything is a Service These Days

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Have you noticed everything in called a Service these days? To mentioned a few, there is:  Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, Desktop as Service, Security as Service, Hardware as a Service and the one I just heard last week:  Game as a Service! “Everything as a Service” is […]

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Difference between Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise

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  A quick reference guide to show the differences between the two editions of Windows 8 follows. Hope it helps!     Windows 8 Professional Windows 8 Enterprise Bitlocker and Bitlocker to Go Yes Yes Boot to VHD Yes Yes Client Hyper-V Yes Yes Domain Join Yes Yes Group Policy Yes Yes Encrypted File System […]

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Google to Announce Fiber Expansion In Four Cities

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This is good news!   Having used Google Fiber, it is a game changer…   We continue to be hopefull that other carrie Current Cities: Kansas City, Austin, Texas and Provo, Utah. Cities: to be announced, according to the report: Atlanta,GA Charlotte, N.C. Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Nashville, Tenn. Other cities under consideration: Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Phoenix, […]

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Microsoft: A Platform Agnostic Company – Yeah!

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My professional live has revolved, in great percentage, around Microsoft and Microsoft technologies.   It has been a good life, but  over the few years it has felt it like swiming against the current because of the major trends out there..    With so much of the market going cloud-services, device independent application delivery, bring-your-own-device, […]

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Technology Infrastructure Managed as Code

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I have been involved in Technology Management for much of my professional life.   I have helped people in many type of organizations (small, medium, large and global) manage their technology improvements, migrations and transformations including PCs, Internet, virtualization, and as of late, cloud-based infrastructures… I have seen what it takes organizations adopt, transform and shift […]

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Amazon Web Services – A good look..

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For several years now, I have been a customer of Amazon Web Services (AWS) using S3 (Storage) and a couple development / test servers. Because of this, I thought I knew what it was all about. A few weeks back I attended a training session on the AWS platform, and I must say: The more I saw, the […]

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My Windows 8.1 Upgrade Experience

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This weekend I upgraded several of my Windows 8 machines to Windows 8.1 which I got from my MSDN subscription…  Here are a few notes on the experience… First, you will need new Keys for the Windows 8.1 installation. The old ones will not work, and the installation ask for it early in the process, […]

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Latest Marketshare OS & Browser

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Directly from The Next Web (TNW)   the latest market share data based on   — July 2013 Net Applications data (which uses data captured from 160 million unique visitors each month by monitoring some 40,000 websites for its clients). A couple of highlights: Microsoft Windows and Microsoft IE are clearly “in control” Windows 8 now up […]

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