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Windows 8 – New way to open session

Since the beginning, opening a Windows session was done with a login – username and password. But with Windows 8, especially on Tablet PC, this way of working has changed. I said especially with Windows 8 Tablet PC because entering the password is not an easy thing (especially complex password, used in an enterprise context). […]

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Office 15 / Windows 8 – Office 15 free for Windows 8 on ARM??

This has been publicly disclosed by Steven Sinofsky – so there is no NDA disclosure (this sentence has been added for my Microsft’s friends ). The next version of Office – currently codenamed Office 15 – will be included on Windows On ARM (WOA). This looks like a seductive operation in order to make Windows

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Windows 8 – Hyper-V platform can’t be installed on every x64 processor

As you may already know, Microsoft has included (finally) his hypervisor (Hyper-V) on the Windows 8 client. However, Hyper-V 3.0 can’t be installed on every x64 processor – such Intel Centrino 2. Indeed, your x64 processor must have a second level address translation capabilities. For checking if you can enable Hyper-V 3.0 on your computer,

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Windows 8 – Error when activating .Net Framework feature

If you are trying to enable .Net Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 Customer Preview, you may encored the following error – NOTE this doesn’t occur on all machine Windows could not download necessary files from Windows Update. Check your network connection. Error code: 0x800f0906   To solve the issue: Mount the ISO file used to

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Windows 8 – Unable to logon after installing drivers

Et voilà, my first big issue with Windows 8: unable to logon after installing Ricoh Multi Card Reader drivers on Lenovo T 520. The drivers have installed successfully and after the reboot, the logon screen was plain – no more way to enter credentials With this important issue, I also discovered that return to ‘Last

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Windows – Windows 8 beta is now available to download

This is it, Windows 8 beta has been released to download. There is 2 installation methods: Customer Preview Setup: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup will check to see if your PC can run Windows 8 Consumer Preview and select the right download. Setup also features a compatibility report and upgrade assistance. Built-in tools for creating

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Windows – Windows 8 beta will arrives this Wednesday

​The waited next Windows version, called Windows 8, will be in beta starting next Wednesday. Many things have been said about this coming version, mainly at the client level (such as the Metro interface or the Windows Marketplace), but there will be also lot of things at the server side level. I can’t wait for

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Windows – Extended lifetime support for Windows Vista and Windows 7

Microsoft has silently extended the support lifetime for Windows Vista and Windows 7. Indeed, according to the ‘original’ Microsoft’s support lifecycle, Windows Vista support should end in April 2012. The support lifecycle is now: April 2017 for Windows Vista – http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?c2=11732 January 2020 for Windows 7 – http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?c2=14019

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