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Introducing Windows 8- An Overview for IT Professionals FREE ebook from Microsoft Press

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This week, we have released a new FREE preview e-Book for IT professionals: Introducing Windows 8 – An Overview for IT Professionals. Now that Windows 8 is generally available, this book is a great way to get quickly up-to-speed on all the new improvements in this latest Windows release.  In addition to a re-imagined user interface that provides an immersive experience across touch, pen, keyboard and mouse inputs, Windows 8 also includes significant updates across hardware support, management, security, networking, storage, virtualization, deployment, and recovery – all areas that are critically important to IT Pros! 

In this 147-page eBook, you’ll find 11 chapters of detailed technical content covering the following key improvements for supporting PCs with Windows 8:

Inside This eBook ..

  • Hardware Innovations
    Touch; Long battery life; Thiner, lighter, faster; Sensors and security; New Form Factors
     
  • Experiencing Windows 8
    Walk-through the new UI and key improvements to Task Manager and File Explorer.
     
  • Customizing and Configuring Windows 8
    Profile customization, Tile configuration, PC Settings, Redesigned NTFS
     

 

  • Networking Enhancements
    BranchCache, DirectAccess, Mobile broadband, IPv6
     
  • Deploying Windows 8
    Windows 8 SKUs, Application Compatibility, User State Migration, Deployment and Imaging, Windows PE, Volume Activation Management Tool, Windows-to-Go
     
  • Delivering Windows Apps
    Windows app lifecycle, Distributing via Windows Store, Distributing with an Enterprise
     
  • Windows 8 Recovery
    File History, Refresh and Reset, Windows Recovery Environment, DaRT, Advanced Options
     
  • Windows 8 Management
    PowerShell 3.0, Group Policy Improvements, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Windows Intune
     
  • Windows 8 Security
    Secure boot, SmartScreen, Vulnerability mitigation and sandboxing, BitLocker, Virtual smart cards, Dynamic Access Control

     
  • Internet Explorer 10
    New features, Group Policies for IE 10

     
  • Windows 8 Virtualization
    Client Hyper-V, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Application virtualization, User state virtualization

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About Dan Stolts ITProGuru

Dan Stolts (The "ITProGuru") is a technology expert who is a master of systems management and security. He is proficient in many Microsoft products especially in the server area (Windows Server, System Center, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization, Etc) and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in System Management and Security and is also very passionate about virtualization technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the community. He is president of Boston User Groups, Founder of Virtualization Group Boston, Founder of North East Leaders and serves on many IT Community group boards. He is in the process of writing his first book on building technology communities. He is a believer in social networking and can be reached on twitter @ITProGuru. He has participated in many non-technology community groups such as: Rotary Club, Lions Club, local Chambers of Commerce and is a mentor for the local high schools. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping others. Dan's lifelong passion has been and continues to be to help and teach others!

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