Enable Kiosk Mode in Windows 8.1

  Windows devices are widely used for kiosks where the users should be able to use only an application and nothing else. This makes sure that an anonymous user can use the kiosk and the application, but not harm it in any way. To achieve this, you had to lock down the Windows device and…


Microsoft releases Microsoft Server Virtualization Tool

  Microsoft has released an excellent Server Virtualization Calculator which focuses on the granular components of virtualization and provides an exhaustive Executive Summary demonstrating the benefits of Microsoft Virtualization. You can access the tool at the following link: http://servervirtualization.cloudapp.net/   The Calculator compares the cost of virtualizing applications on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V to…


Remote Assistance in Windows 8

  Remote Assistance in Windows 8 With Shadowing concept removed from Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services, a lot of users want an alternative mechanism to be able to Remote Assist an RDS user. Please find the steps to request for remote assistance in Windows 8. 1. Either go to command prompt and type msra.exe…


Upgrading to Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Upgrading to Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012   One of my Colleagues, Vimal Shekar, has written a great and detailed series around upgrading scenarios of Windows 8. He has broken it down into 5 posts for Windows 8 and 4 for Windows Server 2012. Please find the list here:  Windows 8 Upgrading to Windows…


Remote Desktop Services Gateway configuration for RDS farm

   Remote Desktop Services Gateway configuration for RDS farm     Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 has undergone tremendous changes. Right from the installation options (where you get Role-based Installation and Scenario-based Installation), to the view of the environment in Server Manager.   One of the biggest concerns in Windows Server 2008 R2…


Changes in App-V 5.0, MDOP 2012 now available!

MDOP 2012 is now available with an upgrade on all the products present in the suite. The download for the product suite can be found here. The most popular product in MDOP suite is App-V, and with MDOP 2012, App-V 5.0 is getting released. It has undergone a lot of advancements. Let’s try and list…


Delivering a great Technical Talk

Sharing with you a great talk delivered by two of the biggest names in Tech Industry, Mark Minasi and Mark Russinovich.    It talks about the simple tips and tweaks that you can use to make a Tech Talk much more interesting and relevant.   The Secrets of Effective Technical Talks: How to Explain Tech…


List of Windows 8 Shortcuts

List of Windows 8 Shortcuts   With a paradigm shift in how we look at a Start screen, Windows 8 has added a lot of shortcuts for easier navigation. Check out a loooooong list of shortcuts for Windows 8 to make your life simpler.     Windows key: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and…


Windows Server 2012 Launch!

The wait is over . The biggest change in the Server Operating System history is ready for launch. And it is on September 4th. Be a part of it by registering at the following location:   http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/new.aspx    Be a part of this milestone. See you there!


Understanding Windows 8 Client Hyper-V

Understanding Windows 8 Client Hyper-V   Hi Dear reader. Cross posting one of my posts in my team blog. In the blog, we talk a little about Windows 8 Client Hyper-V, how you can enable it and some of the scenarios: http://blogs.technet.com/b/infratalks/archive/2012/08/24/understanding-windows-8-client-hyper-v.aspx Happy reading!