Windows 8.1 Preview: An Enterprise Call to Action

With the announcement of the availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview , and the release of the Windows 8.1 Preview ISO images this morning, we would like to encourage all organizations to evaluate this new release, including all the new features described in What’s New in Windows 8.1, as well as all the smaller enhancements… Read more

UE-V/App-V Betas for Windows 8.1 Now Available

This morning as part of our Windows 8.1 preview announcement on the Windows for your Business blog, we also announced the beta availability of two Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack products that will support the Windows 8.1 preview, User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 2.0 and Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 SP2. As critical components of Microsoft’s Desktop virtualization… Read more

And The Winner Is…..

As per our blog post last month, we had a contest in the Windows booth co-sponsored by Toyota Racing Development (TRD) for a chance to win passes to a Nationwide Series Event. Thank you to all the TechEd North America attendees that stopped by to see Alex Bowman’s Windows/Surface branded car and registered for the… Read more

What’s New For The Enterprise In Windows 8.1

Today at TechEd North America in New Orleans, we announced several new features available in Windows 8.1 that deliver benefits for business customers. We built Windows 8 to bring a modern computing experience to businesses and to help professionals stay connected to their colleagues and clients from anywhere, anytime. Windows 8.1, which will be available… Read more

Springboard Series/Windows Community Party at TechEd US

PLEASE NOTE- The Springboard Series/Windows Community Party Event is now SOLD OUT and the registration tool is now closed. To celebrate  all of the great support we have received over the past year from IT pros, we are happy to announce the registration information for the Springboard Series Windows Community Party at TechEd North America*…. Read more

TechEd Primer

I had a great conversation with some folks via Twitter last week on what they should expect at TechEd as this was their first trip. This will be my ninth TechEd and I sometimes forget what it’s like for folks that have never attended. So for my Twitter pals, this primer is for you. What… Read more

What’s New in Application Virtualization 5.0 SP1 and User Experience Virtualization 1.0 SP1

As you may have seen, on Wednesday, we announced that MDOP 2013 is now available and detailed the new updates and features made to Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM). But some of you might be saying, “What about Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), and Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0? What is updated in these… Read more

Get Ready to Deploy MBAM 2.0

Today’s post is from Chris Hallum- Windows Security Product Manager Today’s an exciting day for us here at the annual Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas, as we just announced the general availability of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2013 for Software Assurance, which includes a major update to Microsoft BitLocker Administration and… Read more