Posted by Mikael Nystrom on February 29, 2012
Yes, you can download it, it works and you can start playing with it, however it is a “Preview” (Back in the old days we used to call it BETA)
There are also a bunch of documents you can read to understand all the new features (trust me, there are many new things)
- Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide
Download a detailed guide to the new and improved features in Windows 8 including AppLocker, BitLocker, Windows To Go, measured boot, and Client Hyper-V.
- Windows To Go Technical Overview
Learn how Windows To Go can help you provide users with bootable USB storage devices containing a copy of Windows 8, along with their business apps, data, and settings.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Managing the Windows Store
Get answers to frequently asked questions about managing end user access to, and usage of, the Windows Store within your organization.
- The Windows 8 User Experience
Learn more about application, Web, and cloud features for end users.
- Windows 8 Consumer Preview Technical Forums
Get help with questions on installation and setup, networking, compatibility, security, performance, and more.
You can read more of this here:
The download link is here:
If you need the ADK, you need to have access to MSDN to be able to download it
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Posted by Mikael Nystrom on February 27, 2012
Yes, it is true. Johan Arwidmark and me (Mikael Nystrom) will do a full Pre Conference day packed with OS Deployment, focus will be on deploying Windows 7 using both free tools like Microsoft Deployment toolkit 2012 and also Configuration Manager 2012. We will cover all the fun things, like Ref Images, Applications, what to do and what NOT to do. But even if the focus is on Windows 7, we will cover some bits and pieces around Windows 8 so that you can be sure that the deployment solution you build will also work with the next generation of Windows. You can read more about it here.
See you at TechDays !
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Posted by Mikael Nystrom on February 7, 2012
Last night I was in a discussion with a friend and he was angry with me, he think its wrong to “give” knowledge away for free. I on the other hand have a different opinion. I started to think of how all this started many years ago, when IT was “new”, when we all where geeks, trying to figure things out and when we finally got anything to work, we used to run around and tell everyone that “–Hey, it works, it works, it works”
I believe in that, giving other people a bit more knowledge on how-to and maybe, just maybe you/he/she can go home with a smile and say “–Hey, it works.”
So, in that spirit, when Microsoft asked us if they could publish the most importent chapters of “Deployment Fundamentals Volume 1″ as an e-book on Microsoft.com, we said, –Yes, Of course.
Today, 4 chapters of the book is online and its for you to read.
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Posted by Mikael Nystrom on February 2, 2012
No, nothing new at all, this is more of a “Note”; I hate to look this up around my own notes when I troubleshoot things. This normally applies to the WDS account when WDS is installed on something else then the DC (which should be the case) or you use a BuildAccount in MDT LTI
The following permissions are needed in the OU where account X should be able to create computer accounts
Scope: This Object and all descendant objects
- Create Computer Objects
- Delete Computer Objects
Scope: Descendant Computer Objects
- Read All Properties
- Write All Properties
- Read Permissions
- Modify Permissions
- Change Password
- Reset Password
- Validated write to DNS host name
- Validated write to services principal name
/Mike – Over and Out
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