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Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals Technical Overview
Neeraj Yadav

Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals Technical Overview

Neeraj Yadav | 07-Jan-2016 |
An overview of Windows 8.1 , What’s new for IT pros , What is Windows 8.1 , The Windows 8.1 user experience , Deploying Windows 8.1 , Security in Windows 8.1 , Internet Explorer 11 , Delivering Windows Store apps , Recovery options in Windows 8.1 , Windows 8.1 and networks , Virtualization in Windows 8.1 , Windows RT 8.1 , Managing mobile devices ,

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Introducing
Windows 8.1 for
IT Professionals
Technical Overview

Introduction vii
Chapter 1 An overview of Windows 8.1 1
What is Windows 8.1? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Support for new device types 2
User experience 3
User accounts and synchronization 5
New apps 6
What’s new for IT pros?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Security enhancements 7
Deployment and migration 10
Manageability 11
Virtualization 11
Under the hood 22
Windows 8.1 installation and upgrade options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Chapter 2 The Windows 8.1 user experience
15
Introducing the Windows 8.1 user experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
The Windows 8.1 desktop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Customizing the Start screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Managing the user experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Chapter 3 Deploying Windows 8.1 27
Windows 8.1 editions at a glance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Assessing compatibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Choosing a deployment strategy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 34
Deployment and Imaging 34
Windows Preinstallation Environment 35
User State Migration Tool 35
Volume Activation Management Tool 37
Windows Performance Toolkit 37
Windows Assessment Toolkit 37
Windows Assessment Services 37
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 38
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager 39
Windows To Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Who should use Windows To Go 40
Preparation and requirements 41
Management and security 42
Windows To Go workspace creation 44
Chapter 4 Security in Windows 8.1 47
Assessing the threat landscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
New hardware, new security capabilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Securing the boot process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Securing the sign-in process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Blocking malware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Windows Defender 53
Internet Explorer 11 53
SmartScreen and phishing protection 55
Contents v
Securing data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Pervasive device encryption 56
BitLocker Drive Encryption 56
Remote business data removal 57
Chapter 5 Internet Explorer 11 59
The two faces of Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
What’s new in Internet Explorer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Deploying and managing Internet Explorer 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Dealing with compatibility issues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Chapter 6 Delivering Windows Store apps 69
What is a Windows Store app?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
How Windows Store apps work. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Distributing a Windows Store app. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Publishing an app to the Windows Store 74
Distributing apps within an enterprise 76
Managing Windows Store apps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Chapter 7 Recovery options in Windows
8.1 85
Using Windows Recovery Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Customizing Windows Recovery Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Refresh and reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Refresh Your PC 93
Reset Your PC 93
Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Chapter 8 Windows 8.1 and networks 97
What’s new in Windows 8.1 networking?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Mobile broadband support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
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Changes in the Wi-Fi user experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Connecting to corporate networks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
VPN client improvements 101
BranchCache 102
DirectAccess 102
IPv6 Internet support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Chapter 9 Virtualization in Windows 8.1 105
Client Hyper-V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Desktop virtualization options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Application virtualization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
User Experience Virtualization (UE-V). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Chapter 10 Windows RT 8.1 115
What Windows RT 8.1 can and can’t do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Office 2013 RT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Connecting to corporate networks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Access to data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Chapter 11 Managing mobile devices 121
Mobile device management strategies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Windows Intune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Workplace Join. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Work Folders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Web Application Proxy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Device lockdown (Assigned Access) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

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