Thursday, February 27, 2014

Experience Android KitKat in VMware Workstation

KitKat is the latest Android release from Google with a lot of attractive changes both inside and outside. Before it hits every Android phone out there, you certainly have a new way to experience it with a very simple set up in VMware Workstation 10.

Source : VMware Workstation Zealot

Work Folders interoperability with other file server technologies

A couple of weeks ago, I delivered a presentation on Work Folders deployments, and there was a slide on how Work Folders interoperates with other file server technologies. It occurred to me that it is worth writing a blog post about it.
  • File classification infrastructure (FCI)
  • RMS encryption
  • Quotas and File screen
  • DFS Replication
  • Failover Clustering
  • SMB
  • Dynamic Access Control (DAC)

Source : The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog

10 amazingly stupid things the 'experts' will try to tell you about Microsoft

In Silicon Valley (and in media satellites that take the NoCal mindset to New York and beyond), everyone has an iPhone, a MacBook Pro, and a Gmail account. Microsoft products and services might as well be from Mars. So be skeptical when you read analyses or predictions of what's coming next from Redmond.

  • “The Nokia acquisition is a colossal mistake”
  • “Microsoft hates Open Source”
  • “Everyone hates Microsoft Office”
  • “Internet Explorer is a buggy, incompatible mess”
  • “Bing is a money-losing flop”
  • “Windows is fundamentally insecure and unreliable”
  • “Xbox should be spun off into a separate business”
  • “The ‘One Microsoft’ reorg is just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic”
  • “Windows Phone is a failed experiment”
  • “Windows RT is dead”

Read the full article at The Ed Bott Report

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What's New in Defrag for Windows Server 2012/2012R2

Hello everyone, I am Palash Acharyya, Support Escalation Engineer with the Microsoft Platforms Core team. In the past decade, we have come a long way from Windows Server 2003 to all the way to Windows Server 2012R2. There has been a sea-change in the overall Operating System as a whole, and we have added/modified a lot of features. One of these is Disk Defragmentation and I am going to talk about it today.

Source :

What’s New in Windows Servicing: Part 1

Must read article about WinSXS folder and what’s new in Windows 8.1/2012 R2

  • Component Store Analysis Tool
  • Component Store Cleanup

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Monday, February 03, 2014

After 30 years, why did the Mac never break into big business?

Apple's solidly built PCs have developed a cult following over the years, but they never made a dent in the enterprise. Why did the Mac fail to crack the enterprise code? I've found six reasons.

Source : The Ed Boot Report