Chapter 1. Evaluating Windows 8

Windows 8 is a bold undertaking that brings to the Windows product an impressive array of new capabilities and improved features. Indeed, in many ways Windows 8 is a radical departure from earlier versions of Windows and is intended to enable Microsoft to bring the Windows experience to a wider variety of device form factors, from traditional PCs and laptops to portable tablets and smart phones.

Although previous editions of Windows boasted many new features, the sheer level of innovation included in the Windows 8 product will require many Windows administrators to abandon old processes and conventions and embrace new ways to support Windows 8 environments. Whether you are a consumer or an enterprise customer, Windows ...

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