Windows 8.1.1 - Technology Days

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
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
• 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
Windows Defender
Windows Firewall
Network Access Control (NAC)
Symantec End-Point Protection 12.1 (managed)
Novell Messenger
Internet Browser
Internet Explorer 11
Media and Accessibility
Adobe Air
Adobe Flash
Adobe Reader XI
Adobe Shockwave
Apple QuickTime
Juniper VPN
SSH – SFTP and Telnet
Windows Media Player
Where are all my browsers?
• Standardization
• Improving the user experience
• Evaluate other browsers

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