Windows 8.1.1 - Technology Days

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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?

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