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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This module provides an overview of the new UI updates found in Windows 8.1, as well as features such as boot-to-desktop, multi-monitor capabilities, Assigned Access, and the latest updates to Internet Explorer 11. Also, see how to view multiple apps on the screen at once using snap views.
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.
See how IT Professionals can use tools, such as the Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit to facilitate deployment of Windows 8.1. You can also inventory applications used in your organization to identify potential application compatibility issues. Other module topics include legacy issues, upgrading from Windows XP or Windows 7, deploying apps, and compatibility with Internet Explorer 11.
This module provides an overview of the latest in Windows 8.1 mobility and connectivity. See how new features, such as Native Miracast Wireless Display, allow you to display wirelessly by pairing a Miracast-enabled display and Miracast to project your work across Wi-Fi. The module also addresses enhanced support for a wider range of VPN clients and enhancements to Windows To Go for Windows 8.1, among other topics.
This module outlines Microsoft people-centric solutions for managing the influx of consumer-oriented devices and the work style expectations of their users. Topics include enabling end users to work on the devices of their choice, data protection, and device management with on-premises and cloud-based services.
Please peruse this section for additional information that supports this Jump Start event. This is an opportunity for you to dive deeper into what’s new in Windows® 8.1 at your own pace.
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