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Windows 8 -- the IT Angle

On Wednesday I talked about some Windows 8 basics -- many of which are aimed at consumers who are snapping up tablets like Rosie O'Donnell snaps up cookies.

But Windows 8 isn't just aimed at the iPad. It is also designed to maintain Redmond's monster enterprise business.

IT often has to reassign computers, which means wiping out all the old data, settings and unneeded apps and starting with a clean slate. Win 8 will do this through the new reset function that reconfigures the computer with a clean slate.

Many IT pros are used to running their PCs off a thumb drive, which is handy for traveling and troubleshooting. This should be easier with Win 8's "Windows to Go." Security gets more beef with a new boot method that requires a trust digital certificate before allowing the OS to load.

What IT features do you want to see in Win 8? Send your wish list to

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/16/2011 at 1:18 PM

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Reader Comments:

Fri, Sep 16, 2011

How about apps that manage enterrpise systems? An app to manage Exchange tasks or AD tasks along with a powershell link within the app.

Fri, Sep 16, 2011

What I want is: a secure, reliable, solid, quick OS that allows me to control the features I wish to use. I don't want features shoved down my throat.

Fri, Sep 16, 2011

I think he meant tablets as in all flavors of tablets - iPads, Androids, etc.

Fri, Sep 16, 2011 Robert Bassman Federal Way, WA

You stated-----many of which are aimed at consumers who are snapping up tablets like Rosie O'Donnell snaps up cookies. Whst tsblets are they snappin up? I have not been able to find any tablet to support Windows 8. Can't even find the Samsung 700t that was passed out on Tuesday, for sale anywhere.... Thanks

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