Windows 8.1 Preview will be available as an ISO on June 26

Windows 8.1 ISO instructions

For those who have been eagerly waiting for information regarding Windows 8.1 and whether or not it will be available in ISO format, today we have good news. The Windows 8.1 Preview will be available in ISO format the same day the update is pushed to the Windows Store, which means you can dual-boot or clean install on any hardware running any operating system.

The ISO will be available from Microsoft directly, however it is unclear where they will distribute them. It’s possible for the ISO’s to be available directly from the Windows 8.1 Preview website, or it a link to the ISO’s will be present on the Windows 8.1 Preview store listing.

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KB2821895 update for Windows 8 causes System File Checker to hang, eats up resources


​During the June 2013 Patch Tuesday, which took place June 11th, Microsoft rolled out a high-priority non-security update KB2821895 via Windows Update. This “servicing stack update” was available for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012. However, after installing the update, some users are experiencing some major resource consumption issues when it comes to the System File Checker.

After installing the update and running the System File Checker, the process hangs at 100% CPU utilization while eating more RAM than necessary. This process eventually ends after roughly 30 minutes and states that it was “unable to fix problems” while generating a large CBS.log file that repeatedly states “Cannot repair member file.” Microsoft has not addressed this issue just yet so we will have to resort to an alternative means to bypass this update since we cannot manually remove it.
In order to fix this issue, run the following command as an Administrator:
DISM /Online /cleanup-image /RestoreHealth

MVA: What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Jump Start

Register today for this two-day, demo-rich Jump Start aimed at showing IT Pros the new capabilities and features of Windows Server 2012 R2. Join Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Lead Architect & President of holSystems Corey Hynes as they go through details of Windows Server 2012 vs Windows Server 2012 R2. Get ready for this live online interactive experience highlighting the latest and greatest via numerous scenarios and demos all while answering questions from the audience.

course outline

Day 1

01 | Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

02 | Server Virtualization in WS 2012 R2

03 | Cloud Optimized Networking in Windows Server 2012 R2

04 | Storage in Windows Server 2012 R2

Day 2

01 | Server Management & Automation with Windows Server 2012 R2

02 | VDI with Windows Server 2012 R2

03 | Access & Information Protection with Windows Server 2012

04 | Web Application & Platform with Windows Server 2012

July 10 & 11, 2013     9:00am – 5:00pm (PDT)


Rick Claus  (Senior Technical Evangelist)

Corey Hynes (Lead Architect & President)

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MVA: What’s New in System Center 2012 R2 Jump Start

Join us a full day Jump Start where you will learn what is new with System Center 2012 R2. Are you ready to discover the new capabilities in infrastructure provisioning and monitoring, automation and self-service, IT service management and application monitoring? Get ready for Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman and several presenters as they go through the next version of System Center and how it delivers an end-to-end cloud management stack through advanced integration with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Azure.

Course Outline

01 | Introduction to the Cloud OS 02 | Infrastructure Provisioning 03 | Infrastructure Monitoring 04 | Application Management 05 | Automation 06 | IT Service Management

July 15, 2013    9:00am – 5:00pm (PDT)
Instructor: Simon Perriman (Senior Technical Evangelist)

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Windows Server 2012 R2

New in Hyper-v 2012 R2:

VM Replication to 3rd location

VM Replication with 30s increments

Faster live migration thanks to compression of SMB Direct

Online vm export / cloning

Online VHDX resizing

Server 2012 R2 improvements:

Automated Tiering ( store frequent accessed files on SSD and archives on standard HD)


Community Day 2013

On Thursday, June 20th 2013, the Belgian Microsoft Community will bring you a full day of sessions for both developers and IT Professionals! The event will take place in Utopolis, Mechelen.

14 user groups will outperform themselves to bring you their view on Microsoft products in more than 25 sessions.

Click here for more details.

But we have 5 tickets to give away and it could not be easier. Just e-mail us at coreteam @ and the first five respondents will be winners.

“Windows Blue” will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update

Windows Codename ‘Blue’ to be called Windows 8.1 will be a free update through the windows store.

Release date is set for the end of the year, public preview will be available in June 26th.


Microsoft releases KB2839011 to address Windows 7’s infinite reboot bug caused by KB2823324 update

During April 2013 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 (KB2823324) which was a security update for the Windows 7 file system kernel-mode driver. Unfortunately for some users, this update has resulted in an infinite reboot loop.

Microsoft is aware of this issue and has issued a formal statement. “We’ve determined that the update, when paired with certain third-party software, can cause system errors. As a precaution, we stopped pushing 2823324 as an update when we began investigating the error reports, and have since removed it from the download center,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

Microsoft has released KB2839011 to address this issue, which helps Windows 7 users uninstall the update, if it was already installed. Microsoft ha since removed KB2823324 from Windows Update to avoid any further problems.

Microsoft has provided two ways to remove the update. First is via the Control Panel, under programs and installed updates, simply select and remove “Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2823324).” If that does not work, you can use command prompt to remove the update. Hit the source link for technical details on how to remove it.


Wintalks Chalktalk : 30 april

From our friends from the wintalks community :
It’s time to free up a time slot in you busy calendar as the next Wintalks usergroup ChalkTalk data is set!

Wintalks “ChalkTalk “

Thursday, april 30, 2013, 18u30

Combell Group NV
121 Skaldenstraat
Gent, Vlaams Gewest 9042 BE

I hope you can all be there, i’m sure this ChalkTalk will be even better than the last one giving a unique environment to “speak Geek“

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Windows 8: What IT Pros Should Know

Learn about apps, virtualization, deployment, advancements in security, managing devices, and more in this virtual roundtable featuring deployment experts from the IT community, IT pros who have been through the Windows 8 deployment process, and members of the Windows product team. Topics covered by the panel also include end user p… More Learn about apps, virtualization, deployment, advancements in security, managing devices, and more in this virtual roundtable featuring deployment experts from the IT community, IT pros who have been through the Windows 8 deployment process, and members of the Windows product team. Topics covered by the panel also include end user productivity, DirectAccess, BranchCache, Windows To Go, sideloading apps, and performance. Get valuable tips for deploying Windows 8 in the enterprise and take a walk through the latest Windows 8 devices.

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