Windows 8 RTM on a MacBook Pro

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So, I did it, installed Windows 8 RTM on my MacBook Pro as soon as I could after it showed up on MSDN. For those of you wanting to do the same: The Laptop Configuration First of all, I have a MacBook Pro 13″ Mid-2010 Model, 8 GB of RAM and I upgraded the hard drive to a 512 GB … Read More

Windows 8 on a MacBook Pro

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Some of you that follow me may know I’ve struggled with getting a stable version of Windows 8 running on my MacBook Pro. I’m happy to report that I finally have it working. The key was the comment from Jorge Estrada here – http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-hardware/macbook-pro-feezinghard-lock-at-random-intervals/20e17970-7e81-4c1d-ab17-022097908e82?page=2&tm=1343738807669. If you want to read a little more about the issue and Microsoft’s attempt (it didn’t … Read More

My Thoughts on Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface (the new one)

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I’ve had multiple discussions, been involved in some Facebook commenting and done some reading and have come up with some thoughts and I’m just curious what others think.  For those of you SharePoint readers, this will be a slight deviation from my usual posts. Windows 8 – Personally, I like it.  I’m glad to see Microsoft moving forward in their … Read More

A Day With Windows 8 (and SharePoint)

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Hardware/Software 13 MacBook Pro, 120 SSD Hard Drive, 8 GB Ram Software Installed: [Update 3/5/2012] This has all been done on Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I haven’t had a chance to give this all a try on Windows 8 Server Beta yet. Microsoft programs that seem to be working fine: Apps you would expect: Office 2010 Suite, Live Writer, Live … Read More

Macbook Pro + Hyper-V = Issues

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So, recently I decided to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on my MBP (late 2010 model) rather than using Mac OS with VMWare Fusion.  I won’t go into all the details around this decision, however I did encounter one big surprise.  This one being a nightmare with Hyper-V.  I liked the idea of being able to run Hyper-V for VM’s … Read More