Free e-Book : Introducing Windows 8 - An Overview for IT Professionals.
Free e-Book for IT professionals: Introducing Windows 8 - An Overview for IT Professionals.
Nice eBook to get introduced to all the new IT Pro management capabilities in Windows 8, a good way to discover all the new improvements in this latest Windows release.
Here listed 11 chapters of detailed technical content covering the following key improvements for supporting PCs with Windows 8:
- Hardware Innovations
Touch; Long battery life; Thiner, lighter, faster; Sensors and security; New Form Factors
- Experiencing Windows 8
Walk-through the new UI and key improvements to Task Manager and File Explorer.
- Customizing and Configuring Windows 8
Profile customization, Tile configuration, PC Settings, Redesigned NTFS
- 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