Why Windows To Go Is Perfect For Byod
Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:04 PM
Even though most Apple fanboys won't admit it, "live tools" are cool... and useful. More and more, I hear Mac owners longing for a touchscreen MacBook. For the first time in a long time, Apple is following Microsoft's lead.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:05 PM
We are a productive organisation and dont need the additional expense of purchase, installation and training, then there is the purchase of apps.
We will continue with WIN7 and Office 2010, and if you make it impossible to continue with these products we will move to LINUZ ( Zorin 6 Ult) at NZ$30.00 per set with all the applications we require.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:27 PM
(oh, and for the "We will not upgrade to Win8, so take that Microsoft !" guy - good luck using desktop Linux in a business environment - ha!)
Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:59 PM
And PCWorld really needs to fix their login. I had to login from another link to be able to comment on this page. How can the code for the login be that flakey?
Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:01 AM
I've used it and it's pretty simple. It just boots from a second device while keeping all the settings etc from the first. Very neat, clever, and a brilliant tool. This way when I go into work I can bring my own equipment (probably my second desktop PC so I can work with multiple monitors more easily than a laptop) and not have to use annoying work PCs. This makes BYOD actually a good idea, whereas before it had more problems than it was worth.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:02 AM
Windows 8 Installation needs at least 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) and you're telling me this needs at least 32GB and there are also too many things off by default, it should be a lot more less space needed.
Second, If the Enterprise adopt BYOD that means that users will bring any device(laptop is this case), so the comment "and is only compatible with specific makes and models supported by Microsoft." for me is not valid. It just won't work for some devices.
For this Windows To Go Works, it needs to allow to put some drivers into it and load them depending on if the driver is needed. The most important: Network.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:20 PM
Didn't you mention in another article that you already move to LINUZ? What is it? Have you already move or planning to move? Maybe is the $30.00 per set that have you concern. Like in the previous article someone call you cheap. But who cares. You do not have to purchase another OS. You mention you already have Windows 7 and Office 2010 and don't need to move for a few more years. Hey, Windows XP is 12 years old and is still been use. Windows 7 only have 2 or 3 years old, so you still have 10 more years to use Windows 7.
BTW, try to use that productive organization with another OS and still be successfull in business.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:46 AM
If your employee don't understand windows after 20 years, you certain do have a problem. Even if you did, move to Linuz you would still need to install and provide Training, perhaps you haven't thought this through.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:52 AM
There are 3 x USB SSD drives certified by Microsoft. after that you can plug it into most PC's/Laptops (and Macs!) and it works fine.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:07 PM
Will you listen to yourself. You contradict yourself at every turn. 1st you say that you are high productive. I take it you mean that by switching to Windows 8 you would not be. Agreed there would be some initial training getting used to the new UI as the author states. Would you not also need training on your move to "LINUZ"? And I would go as far as to say your would need more training moving to this than Windows 8. Which brings me to your second point. You don't need to buy a whole bunch of new apps. For the vast majority of apps, if they work on Windows 7 they will work just fine on Windows 8. Thereby cutting down training even further. Office 2010 works just great.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:10 PM
Actually a new document was posted last Friday 12/28.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:18 PM
Exactly! Windows 8 is Windows 7 made faster, touch friendly, secure and more. There is nothing to learn, 2 minute orientation of how to use corners and side swipes and you are good to go. The biggest fail for these so called tech reviewers is this -
There is a reason why both traditional desktop and new start screen exists together. Both support touch, mouse & keyboard but one has advantage over other in specific areas. So for content creation mouse/keyboard is better (surprise!), its available and for consumption touch is better and available. That is what Microsoft is calling a no compromise experience.
These idiots got it all wrong, calling it two headed monster and what not. The fundamentals are absolutely right, and others will be copy Microsoft in coming years