Erik Moreau

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Windows 8.1 Preview now available, download here!

Microsoft have finally released the highly anticipated Windows 8.1 Preview for the public to download and install. The Preview was shown off earlier today at the BUILD developer conference, where Microsoft talked about the updates many new features. The download is being distributed via a few different methods. The Preview is available via the Windows …

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview Available for Download

Finally the preview is available, time for testing!  

Microsoft talks more about IE10 security features

In May, NSS Labs issued the results of its study of web browsers in terms of blocking malware. It showed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 blocking 99.96 percent of all malware during their test period, which was a much better percentage than Chrome or Firefox. Today, Microsoft went over some of the features in IE10 that …

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Windows 8.1 Preview will be available as an ISO on June 26

For those who have been eagerly waiting for information regarding Windows 8.1 and whether or not it will be available in ISO format, today we have good news. The Windows 8.1 Preview will be available in ISO format the same day the update is pushed to the Windows Store, which means you can dual-boot or …

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KB2821895 update for Windows 8 causes System File Checker to hang, eats up resources

​During the June 2013 Patch Tuesday, which took place June 11th, Microsoft rolled out a high-priority non-security update KB2821895 via Windows Update. This “servicing stack update” was available for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012. However, after installing the update, some users are experiencing some major resource consumption issues when it comes to …

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MVA: What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Jump Start

Register today for this two-day, demo-rich Jump Start aimed at showing IT Pros the new capabilities and features of Windows Server 2012 R2. Join Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Lead Architect & President of holSystems Corey Hynes as they go through details of Windows Server 2012 vs Windows Server 2012 R2. Get ready …

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MVA: What’s New in System Center 2012 R2 Jump Start

Join us a full day Jump Start where you will learn what is new with System Center 2012 R2. Are you ready to discover the new capabilities in infrastructure provisioning and monitoring, automation and self-service, IT service management and application monitoring? Get ready for Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman and several presenters as they go …

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Windows Server 2012 R2

New in Hyper-v 2012 R2: VM Replication to 3rd location VM Replication with 30s increments Faster live migration thanks to compression of SMB Direct Online vm export / cloning Online VHDX resizing Server 2012 R2 improvements: Automated Tiering ( store frequent accessed files on SSD and archives on standard HD) … source:

“Windows Blue” will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update

Windows Codename ‘Blue’ to be called Windows 8.1 will be a free update through the windows store. Release date is set for the end of the year, public preview will be available in June 26th. source:

Microsoft releases KB2839011 to address Windows 7’s infinite reboot bug caused by KB2823324 update

During April 2013 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 (KB2823324) which was a security update for the Windows 7 file system kernel-mode driver. Unfortunately for some users, this update has resulted in an infinite reboot loop. Microsoft is aware of this issue and has issued a formal statement. “We’ve determined that the …

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