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Windows 8 Secrets by Rafael Rivera, Paul Thurrott

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Chapter 14

Windows 8 for Business

In This Chapter

  • Joining a domain with Windows 8
  • Enabling EFS to protect files and folders
  • Using BitLocker and BitLocker To Go to protect entire disks
  • Using Client Hyper-V to install virtual environments
  • Managing your virtual resources with Hyper-V Manager
  • Accessing virtual machines with Hyper-V Virtual Machine Connection
  • Integrating virtual hard disks with the Windows shell
  • Using Remote Desktop, Remote Desktop Connection, and Remote Desktop Host
  • Understanding which features are unique to Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Understanding how consumer-oriented Windows RT tablets can be used in corporate settings securely

Let there be no doubt: Windows 8 is quite definitely a consumer-focused release of Windows, the first since perhaps Windows Me to cater almost exclusively to that part of the market. This is understandable, given the rapid rise of competing consumer technologies from companies like Apple and the rapid adoption of those technologies, even in businesses. This trend, called the consumerization of IT, has revolutionized many aspects of technology used in business, including areas that were once sacrosanct. And it’s led to a loosening of the reigns, so to speak, as the workforce has evolved to engage in computing activities away from the office.

Microsoft has embraced this trend with its client and server products and cloud services, and while Windows 8 may seem a bit light on the business technology side, this needs to be viewed in perspective. ...

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