Must-have app for MMS 2013 and TechEd 2013

I mentioned a while back that the recorded sessions for MMS 2013 will be handled by Channel 9 this year and made available for viewing on that site.  Well, Channel 9 just released a new Windows 8 app that runs on both Windows Pro and Windows RT.  The app gives you an interface with direct access to all the Channel...

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Giving the Microsoft Download Center a touchable face

Really nothing more than a pretty, Windows 8-like face put on an RSS feed, the Microsoft Download Center Checker app is still useful.  I usually just stick the RSS feed for the download center in a Windows 8 reader, like Discourse (still the best reader by the way), and monitor new downloads there.  But, this new app separates all the...

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Disabling the Windows Store for Windows 8

If you’re an organization that would like to better control what end-users are installing on their Windows 8 PCs, turning off access to the Windows Store is one tool in your arsenal.  There are numerous Enterprise App Stores available to implement to aid in software and licensing control, and to ensure your not troubleshooting end-user self-installation issues all the time....

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Turn your Microsoft Surface into an expensive desk clock

Is it a tablet, or a laptop?  A computer, or an expensive gadget?  Well, the Microsoft Surface is a little of everything, really, but can it replace your normal setup?  In certain situations, it definitely can.  For me, I travel with nothing else these days.  The Microsoft Surface is a great, light travel companion, allowing me to breeze through airport...

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