Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have RTM’ed

Just as Microsoft announced, both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have been released to manafucturers (RTM’ed) in the first week of August. Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 were RTM'ed with buildnumbers 9200 and build dates of July 25th, 2012. The complete list of products that have been released today is: Windows 8 Windows … Continue reading "Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have RTM’ed"

Windows Server 2012 from an Architecture Point of View

Customers often ask me and my colleagues for innovative solutions, based on proven technology. While that sounds like a contradictio in terminus, we always deliver. The key behind these successes is to research and implement new technology in an early stage. From there, we combine these new technologies, where appropriate, with our proven architectural principles … Continue reading "Windows Server 2012 from an Architecture Point of View"

My interview with Paula Januszkiewicz (TechDays 2012)

I’m a Directory Services MVP. Have been for the last three years, too. This expertise is part of the Identity and Access area together with the ForeFront, ForeFront Identity Manager (FIM) and Enterprise Security MVPs. These latter guys and girl are really great. One of my favorite Enterprise Security MVPs is Paula Januszkiewicz. I’ve had … Continue reading "My interview with Paula Januszkiewicz (TechDays 2012)"

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is here (build 8250)

Microsoft, today, released the next pre-release version for the client version of Windows 8. It is available in both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions. This release is dubbed ‘Consumer Preview’, which, in contrast to the previous ‘Developer Preview’ version, dating September 14 2011, targeted at developers, is targeted towards consumers and businesses. Consumers, mostly, … Continue reading "Windows 8 Consumer Preview is here (build 8250)"

How To Install the Windows 8 Developer Preview (build 8102)

As announced yesterday by Steven Sinofsky in the //BUILD/ Keynote, this morning, Microsoft released the Developer Preview of Windows 8 to dev.windows.com. The pre-release version of the next version of Windows is based on Milestone 3 (M3) and features build number 8102. (8102.winmain_win8m3.110830-1739) When you’re exited about the next version of Windows, you’d want to … Continue reading "How To Install the Windows 8 Developer Preview (build 8102)"

Vote for your favorite new Windows 8 features!

With Microsoft planning for the next version of the Windows Desktop, collectively referred to as Windows 8, promising to supersede Windows 7 and Windows XP together, some of us feel a need to chip in.   Here’s your chance!   Together with Michael Pietroforte and a bunch of other Microsoft MVPs and insiders, we’re running … Continue reading "Vote for your favorite new Windows 8 features!"