Sunday, December 28, 2014

Recovering your Surface with an image recovery

If your Microsoft Surface it's completely locked or crashed, and you cannot get to the usual system tools to recover the system, Microsoft has created a web site where you can download the recovery image so you can get your Surface back on track.

This recovery image applies to:
Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1.

Just to remind that this should be a last stand before using the usual tools.
To get the recovery image, go here:
Microsoft - Download a recovery image for your Surface

MacBook to Surface 3 - Making the Switch

Surface Pro 3 and MacBook
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 was design and created with a lot of objectives, but one of them was put an end to the Apple's MacBook entry to the enterprises.

Because of the easy way that Surface 3 enter on your network (it's basically a Windows 8.1 notebook/tablet), Microsoft it's heavily committed to make Surface 3 the premium choice.

"Making the switch: MacBook to Surface Pro 3" it's a micro website from Microsoft created to allow MacBook users that switched to Surface, to easily do things like they were used to in a MacBook.

Take a look here:
Making the switch: MacBook to Surface Pro 3

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry X-MAS Everyone! The Santa's Secret!

Well this post it's just to thanks everyone that follows my blog and to wish you all a Merry Christmas!

By the's the Santa Claus secret to deliver every gift to everyone in the world!

Monday, December 15, 2014

VMware - Getting Your Hosts Up-to-Date with VUM

If you have a large virtual environment, it can be difficult to keep up-to-date with all your hosts. be true, even in a small-medium environment, vCenter Update Manager (VUM) can really help with and be a time saver.

With VUM you can control all the patches, bugfixes and upgrades from VMware, but it's also possible to get specific updates from your hardware's vendor.

So, in VUM you'll just need to insert a new "Download Source" to get this updates:

HP Depot

DELL Depot

If you need some help to configur VUM in your infrastructure follow this nice guide:
Technologist - Install VMware vCenter Update Manager

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Windows 10 - After MKV, FLAC support is coming!

And after some weeks where Microsoft announced that MKV format will be natively supported in the future Windows 10, it's now known that FLAC (free lossless audio codec) will also be available on the future Microsoft's O.S.without the need to install any additional software or codec.

The announcement was made by Gabriel Aul, Microsoft's Engineering General Manager on a tweet:

Another great enhancement for the future O.S.!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

VMware - Understanding Versions and Builds

VMware as a strange build and versions naming and sometimes it's difficult to understand for example if your vSphere or vCenter it's on update 1 or update 2 or something else.

Thinking on that and until a better solution, VMware has an up-to-date website/kb the correlates the builds and versions.

Take a look here:
Correlating VMware products build numbers to update levels (1014508)