Introduction to Windows 8 Window 8 Introduction • Newest member of the Windows family • Microsoft reimagined Windows 8 to reflect: • The way people work and play • The device they want to use • The explosion of social media • Operating system improve on fundamentals • Speed • Reliability • Security • Works with existing infrastructure but also offers new ways to deploy and manage users’ desktop environments. Why Windows 8? • More personal computing devices • Digital generation entering the work place raises expectations • New generation with significantly different beliefs about tools they should be able to use at work. • Consumerization of It • Example 1: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program • Example 2: Use of social networking at work – for work. • Benefits: Unleashes people’s productivity, passion, innovation, and competitive edge. Microsoft Strategy for Overcoming Challenges • Provide the experiences and devices that users love and expect. • Deliver enterprise-grade solutions that you can use to manage and secure them Experiences and Devices • Choice between convenience and productivity • Delivers a touch-first experience along with full support for mouse and keyboard • Convenience and mobility of a tablet combined with the power and familiarity of a full PC • Move effortlessly between work and personal activities Enterprise-grade solutions • Windows 8 also offers enterprise-grade solutions: • Enhanced end-to-end security • Improves the security and reliability of the system • Management and virtualization advancements • Features that help you manage client PCs • Example: Windows To Go What’s new for Windows 8? • • • • • Focuses on users’ lives Perfect for a range of devices Smooth and intuitive Instant access to information Spend less time looking and more time doing End-to-end security • The following list describes new and enhanced security features in Windows 8: • • • • • • Trusted boot Measured boot On Trusted Platform Module (TPM) BitLocker Drive Encryption AppLocker Windows SmartScreen Claim-based access control Manageability and virtualization • The following list describes some of the new manageability and virtualization features in Windows 8: • • • • • Client Hyper-V Windows PowerShell Testing, deployment, and migration Refresh and Reset your PC Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Hardware recommendations • Provides a terrific experience on the same hardware that runs Windows 7 • PCs seem to work even better after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 • Additionally, some Windows 8 feature require other hardware components Hardware innovation • Broad in Windows 8 • The following are a few key areas where Microsoft has worked extensively with its partners: • Touch • Response times • Sensitivity and precision • Flush bezel • • • • Long battery life Thinner, lighter, faster Sensors and security New form factors Windows 8 editions • Windows 8 • Basic for home users • Windows 8 Pro • Small to medium sized businesses • Windows 8 Enterprise • Large businesses • Windows RT Devices • Long battery lives and new form factors Summary • Microsoft is delivering on its commitment to deliver experiences and devices that user want, along with enterprise-grade solutions that provide end-to-end security, management, and security.