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Introducing Windows 8
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An Overview for IT Professionals
Jerry Honeycutt

PUBLISHED BY Microsoft Press A Division of Microsoft Corporation One Microsoft Way Redmond, Washington 98052-6399 Copyright © 2012 Microsoft Corporation All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the written permission of the publisher. Library of Congress Control Number (PCN): 2012950240 ISBN: 978-0-7356-7050-1

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Contents at a Glance
Introduction
CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 5 CHAPTER 6 CHAPTER 7 CHAPTER 8 CHAPTER 9 CHAPTER 10 CHAPTER 11

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Overview Experienci ng Windows 8 Windows 8 for IT pros Preparing for deployment Deploying Windows 8 Delivering Windows apps Windows 8 recovery Windows 8 management Windows 8 security Internet Explorer 10 Windows 8 virtual ization Index

Contents
Introduction xi
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii About the author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii Errata & book support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii We want to hear from you . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii Stay in touch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii

Chapter 1

Overview
Experiences and devices Enterprise-grade solutions End-to-end security Manageability and virtualization

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Why Windows 8?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

What’s new for Windows 8? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Hardware recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Hardware innovation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Touch Long battery life Thinner, lighter, faster Sensors and security New form factors 7 8 8 8 8

Windows 8 editions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Getting started with Windows 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
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