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Introducing Windows 8 An Overview for IT Professionals

Introducing Windows 8
An Overview for IT Professionals
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This free Windows 8 ebook from Microsoft Press offers a better introduction on the new and improved features of Microsoft's new desktop operating system - Windows 8. Although this book's main focuses is on IT pros,however, author spend fewer pages talking about the new user interface and more talking about management, deployment, and security. This ebook is just an ­introduction, an overview. For more detailed information about any of the features and capabilities you learn about in this book, the one resource you need to know about is the Springboard Series on TechNet.

Windows 8 improves many of the features of Windows 7 that IT pros loved, in an intuitive and significant ways. The feature such as the ribbon in File Explorer and faster disk encryption when using BitLocker Drive Encryption are some of them. This book gives you a better description on these enhancements along with many of the new features in Windows 8.

Jerry Honeycutt, the author of this book is an experienced technology writer and has published more than 40 books on different technology subjects.

Topics covered in this book:
  • Performance, reliability, and security features
  • Deployment options
  • Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit
  • Windows PowerShell™ 3.0 and Group Policy
  • Managing and sideloading apps
  • Internet Explorer® 10
  • Virtualization, Client Hyper-V, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
  • Recovery features