Windows 8 running on a Samsung Series 7 Tablet

Today my employer hosted an internal conference and Microsoft just happened to be there which I wasn’t expecting.  Specifically, they were there showing off Windows 8 running on a Samsung Series 7 11.6” tablet. I had ran the Developer Preview of Windows 8 on my older HP tablet which was an OK experience but the hardwareContinue reading “Windows 8 running on a Samsung Series 7 Tablet”

Hyper-V 3 vs. vSphere 5 Debate on ZDNet

Zdnet has an interesting debate about Hyper-V 3 on Windows Server 8 vs. vSphere 5.0.  Hyper-V to this point has been a great value play for organizations that didn’t have huge management requirements for their virtualized environment.  It’s support for Linux has actually improved a lot as well. But I think it’s unreasonable to think theContinue reading “Hyper-V 3 vs. vSphere 5 Debate on ZDNet”

Windows 8 Developer Preview on HP TouchSmart Laptop

Windows 8 on HP TouchSmart I’ve been toying with the idea of installing Windows 8 Developers Preview on my HP TouchSmart 1025dx Laptop.  In theory this should be a decent preview of Windows 8 Tablets to come.  The TouchSmart laptop is a Multitouch and Pen based Windows 7 ready laptop and should make for anContinue reading “Windows 8 Developer Preview on HP TouchSmart Laptop”

Running Nested Windows 8 inside Hyper-V in VMware Workstation 8

With all the exciting news about vSphere 5.0 and the Windows 8 beta being released over the past couple of week’s one product announcement may have gone unnoticed.  VMware Workstation 8 was released.  For us virtualization geeks this is a big deal. Related post – Physical vs. Virtual lab  One of the nice surprises withContinue reading “Running Nested Windows 8 inside Hyper-V in VMware Workstation 8”