Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Microsoft SkyDrive will turn to Microsoft OneDrive

Imposed by lawsuit, Microsoft announced that it's cloud storage service (SkyDrive) will soon been renamed to Microsoft OneDrive, half a year later of the lawsuit from British Sky Broadcasting Group.

Ryan Gavin, a Microsoft VP, stated that although it's not easy do renamed a brand like SkyDrive, this new brand gives even more focus on the excellence of the product.

Microsoft also launched a video about OneDrive:

Google Chrome Is Listening Your Conversations!

A flaw discovered in the past weeks in Google Chrome, makes it possbile to malicious sites to keep listening what you're saying even after you close the website you allowed.
This video demonstrates how it works:

Monday, January 27, 2014

VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Installation Hangs

When installing vCenter 5.5 (simple installation) on a Microsoft Windows Server 2012, the setup hangs almost when finishing.

This happens because the installer it's looking for something that Windows Server 2012 doesn't have.
The ocsetup.exe file.

To fix this, you'll need to:

  • Find a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine and copy the OCSetup.exe from %windir%\system32 to your Windows Server 2012 machine
  • Then, install the feature Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Restart your machine and restart your vCenter 5.5 setup
And it's all done! :)

Microsoft's Commercial - Child of the 90s

Here's a nice Microsoft commercial about Internet Explorer, that will make all the 80s and 90s people to smile! :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Windows 8.1 Update 1 - Metro and Desktop Fusion!

New images from Windows 8.1 Update 1 are emerging over the web and it should be launched in April.
In this new images it's possible to know that finally Microsoft it's merging the Metro and Desktop experience.

It will be possible with Update 1 (and in Windows "9" by the way) to run apps or metro apps while using the desktop. There's also a new option called "Show Store apps on the taskbar" which also make using Windows 8.1 a more fluid experience.

Windows "9" in October?

It's a new buzz today.
From some time has been said that Microsoft was aiming for April 2015 for tha launch of Windows "9" RTM, but after a tweet on WZor, it seems that the new date it's October 2014.

The new version of Microsoft's OS should bring a refined UI (Metro-Style 2.0) and other new user friendly updates.
It's also rumored that Microsoft will not launch any pre-alpha versions.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sci-fi with Windows 8.1 + Microsoft Kinect + DVE

It's almost common sense that nowadays science fiction it's just a glance of what the future will bring to reality.

Interacting with applications in "mid air" it's one of that things that I believed was still in the future.
Digital Video Enterprises (DVE) created a technology that brings that future for today.
Using Microsoft Windows 8.1 apps, a Microsoft Kinect device and of course, DVE's software, they have created an immersion room where apps are floating in the air and it's possible to interact with them.

Although it's in an early phase, applications like Powerpoint and Lync are now functioning in a augmented reality mode.
One of the great features it's that now special glasses are needed.

Take a look at this demo:
DVE Immersion Room Demo

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Deploy Windows 8 with MDT

Here's a very quick but helpful video about how to install Microsoft Windows 8 with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1 (MDT).

In this video there's all you need to understand the basic steps to create a Litetouch installation.