Posts Tagged ‘Windows 8’

This past summer, there was a lot of discussion around the advent of Windows 8, but one topic that was seemingly lost among all of the reviews of the latest operating system (OS) was the encroaching retirement of Windows XP. When you consider that this time next year (April 14th, to be exact,) security fixes, [...]

Organizations tasked with safely connecting their employees to the corporate network are under pressure to not only accommodate various devices, but also offer multi-platform support. In fact, analysts predict  that through 2017, 90% of enterprises will have two or more mobile operating systems to manage! Adding to this pressure is the recent onslaught of Windows [...]

As new mobile devices and operating systems (OS) are released, mobile workers need to know that their secure remote access solutions are equipped to support them. Given the headaches associated with OS upgrades, such as transitioning to Windows 8, any way to alleviate concerns and mitigate financial burdens is music to the ears of enterprises [...]

This is part four in a series of questions related to DirectAccess and VPNs. Last week we addressed whether Microsoft can improve the implementation of DirectAccess under Windows Server 2012. Earlier in our series we examined the hardware requirements with DirectAccess and whether DirectAccess, in combination with Windows 8, supersedes VPNs.  Question: Do networks that employ the Windows Server [...]

This is part three in a series of questions related to DirectAccess and VPNs. Earlier this week we addressed the hardware requirements with DirectAccess and whether DirectAccess, in combination with Windows 8, supersedes VPNs. Question: Its inflexible and complex implementation was one of the greatest weaknesses of DirectAccess in combination with Windows Server 2008 R2. [...]