UPDATE: The final copy of this eBook has been released and is now available for download at the following link locations:
|Introducing Windows 8- An Overview for IT Professionals - PDF ebook|
|Mobi||Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – Mobi format for Kindle|
|ePub||Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – ePub format|
This week, we have released a new FREE preview e-Book for IT professionals: Introducing Windows 8 - An Overview for IT Professionals. Now that Windows 8 is generally available, this book is a great way to get quickly up-to-speed on all the new improvements in this latest Windows release. In addition to a re-imagined user interface that provides an immersive experience across touch, pen, keyboard and mouse inputs, Windows 8 also includes significant updates across hardware support, management, security, networking, storage, virtualization, deployment, and recovery - all areas that are critically important to IT Pros!
In this 147-page eBook, you'll find 11 chapters of detailed technical content covering the following key improvements for supporting PCs with Windows 8:
Inside This eBook ..
- Networking Enhancements
BranchCache, DirectAccess, Mobile broadband, IPv6
- Deploying Windows 8
Windows 8 SKUs, Application Compatibility, User State Migration, Deployment and Imaging, Windows PE, Volume Activation Management Tool, Windows-to-Go
- Delivering Windows Apps
Windows app lifecycle, Distributing via Windows Store, Distributing with an Enterprise
- Windows 8 Recovery
File History, Refresh and Reset, Windows Recovery Environment, DaRT, Advanced Options
- Windows 8 Management
PowerShell 3.0, Group Policy Improvements, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Windows Intune
- Windows 8 Security
Secure boot, SmartScreen, Vulnerability mitigation and sandboxing, BitLocker, Virtual smart cards, Dynamic Access Control
- Internet Explorer 10
New features, Group Policies for IE 10
- Windows 8 Virtualization
Client Hyper-V, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Application virtualization, User state virtualization
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Start Your Journey!
Once you start reading this FREE eBook, you'll need these additional resources and tools on your journey in exploring the "Better Together" features of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
- Download the Windows 8 Enterprise installation bits
- Build your Lab with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8
- Join the Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge - a free online peer study group
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