Windows 8.1 Andrew Yoder Technical Support Analyst UNM Information Technologies Office of Workstation Management Timeline of Releases Windows 8 – Released October 2012 Windows 8.1 – Released October 2013 Windows 8.1.1 – Released April 2014 Why Should UNM Move Towards Windows 8.1? • It looks nice • Added security features • New Group Policy options • Windows Store • New functionality • Touchscreens • Does it create value for the UNM community? Windows RT Devices • Run • Microsoft losing interest Security Enhancements • Transparent Device Encryption • Requires TPM 2.0 chip • Fully compatible with Symantec Endpoint Protection • Universal Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) • Trusted Boot Mobile Devices OneDrive IE Enterprise Mode • Browsers, browsers, browsers Should UNM Adopt Windows 8.1? • Added functionality • Touchscreen support • Tablet/Mobile Device integration • OneDrive Am I missing out on Windows 8.1? Where is UNM Using 8.1 Today? • All of the IT Managed lecterns (~130) • Started moving Computer PODs • Hallway Computers • Department Users who request it The Future of Windows 8.1 • Windows 9 • Sometime in 2015 Mobile Office • Free for iOS and Android phones • OneNote available • OS X • iOS and Android How Can My Department Move Towards 8.1? • Central IT provides the UNM Standard Image free of charge to departments who request it • Student Field Agents are available to image computers/assist with migrations • Central IT has “Just In Time” Inventory that can be purchased and delivered immediately What comes on the standard image? Operating System Windows 7/8.1 x64 Enterprise Enterprise Resources Java Runtime Environment Productivity Suite Microsoft Office 2013 includes: Access Excel InfoPath Lync OneNote OneDrive for Business Outlook PowerPoint Publisher Word Security Windows Defender Windows Firewall Network Access Control (NAC) Symantec End-Point Protection 12.1 (managed) Communication Novell Messenger Internet Browser Internet Explorer 11 Media and Accessibility Adobe Air Adobe Flash Adobe Reader XI Adobe Shockwave Apple QuickTime CFS Juniper VPN Silverlight SSH – SFTP and Telnet Windows Media Player Where are all my browsers? • Standardization • Improving the user experience • Evaluate other browsers Questions?