Microsoft released Windows 8 to bring a modern computing experience to businesses and to help professionals stay connected to their colleagues and clients from anywhere, anytime. Windows 8.1 advances this vision and introduces new manageability, mobility, security, user experience and networking capabilities–with the goal of offering customers the best business tablets and versatile modern business PCs driven by the most powerful operating system designed for today’s modern businesses. The course covers the new and updated features in Windows 8.1 with regard to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios, mobility, security, and the modern user interface.
Instructors | Ed Bott – Author and ZDNet Blogger; Ben Hunter – Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager; Fred Pullen – Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager; Chris Hallum – Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager; Michael Niehaus – Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager; Michael Raymond – Microsoft Software Development Engineer; Martin Booth – Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager
Associated Courses | 20687: Configuring Windows 8.1; 20688: Supporting Windows 8.1; 10747: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
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Windows 8.1 offers a full spectrum of new and improved security capabilities—from devices that can be fully locked down by IT, to remote security options to protect employees and your business in a BYOD environment, to safeguards for personal devices that need to access certain resources from home. Some of the new security features covered in the module include modern access controls (like rich support for fingerprint-based biometrics), malware resistance, and device encryption.