Windows 8

FSLogix – Create more portable computing sessions when using physical devices

FSLogix is a set of solutions that enhance, enable, and simplify non-persistent Windows computing environments. This solution are appropriate for Virtual environments in both public and private clouds. This sol...

Microsoft Office 365 User for Azure – Upgrade to Windows10

So as of May of this year Microsoft is allowing all Office365 (O365) business users to upgrade their local desktop/notebook machines to Windows 10.  This initiative is due to all the features that Windows10 pro...

WaaS! What Windows as a Service means for IT professionals

Windows as a service means less control for IT professionals. Faster upgrade cycles, single rollup patching, and no more service packs. Aggressive upgrade cycles means that you can no longer deploy a version of...

Monthly patch rollups for Windows 7, 8.1 start October 2016

Monthly patch rollups for the Windows 7, 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 operating systems will commence in October 2016. Microsoft will also move the same monthly rollup mod...

Ransomware like scam – Windows Product Key is “Invalid”

  Now that ransomware is on the brain, a few crooks posing as tech support are tailoring their skills to work the system. A lock screen appears on your PC and claims that a users Windows license has expire...

Microsoft Pushes Back Windows 7/8.1 End Date

It appears Microsoft is trying to get users to upgrade to Windows 10 by finally pulling the plug on Windows 7 and 8.1. Well. Sorta. The painstaking process of adapting older operating systems to Intel’s r...

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Laptop

BVA looks at several notebooks and Ultrabooks in the technology market and there is a new one that I felt we should take note of.  The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Laptop is light weight, comes in different colors, and co...

$5 Sensor to turn LCD into Touchscreen?

There was a recent comment on ExtremeTech’s website that indicates researches at the university of Washington are able to turn and LCD screen into a touchscreen using a cheap $5 sensor. It apparently is rather ...

Remoting into Your Home Computers

My husband who is a programmer recently asked me how he could remote into his desktop pc when he was sitting in bed working on his laptop. This is a common utility I use whenever I’m working at home on m...

Laptop or Tablet? Both?

Toshiba Satellite U925T-S2300 Ultrabook™ Convertible A client recently asked me for a laptop that was light weight, easy to travel with, and fast. She also asked if an iPad could replace the work she did on a l...