Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for Business


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On March 1st, Microsoft released a product guide all about the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. While the guide is meant primarily for businesses, it details many of the new features that are found in the operating system. The 15-page document touches on some of the key features that are being discussed. Among them:

  • Start screen
  • Innovative user interface
  • Line-of-business app development
  • Touch-first experience
  • Choice in form factors
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • New possibilities for mobile productivity
  • DirectAccess
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Work on the road
  • Windows To Go
  • Mobile broadband
  • Work in a branch office
  • BranchCache
  • Printing enhancements
  • Cloud-connected
  • Enterprise-class infrastructure technologies
  • Enhanced end-to-end-security features
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)-based Systems
  • Trusted boot process
  • Measured boot process
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • AppLocker
  • SmartScreen Application Reputation Service
  • Claim-based access control
  • Unified management across devices
  • Testing, deployment, and migration
  • Hyper-V
  • New Virtual Hard Disk format
  • Assessments
  • Reset and refresh your PC (native factory restore)
  • Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
  • Automation with Windows PowerShell

Official Link: Download: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for Business - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

This document may be updated. At present time, it appears to be v1.1, published on March 1, 2012.

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