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Evaulating Windows 8's Enterprise Value

Redmond columnist Don Jones is always the voice of reason. While many have been getting emotional about Windows 8, Don calmly sits down and rationally analyzes the value of this radically new OS.

Jones sees some business reasons for the new OS and makes an argument for companies to love all those Windows Store App tiles.

DirectAccess, which replaces VPNs for remote access, works much better under Win 8.

Another plus in the business column is Windows to Go, which lets you put a full encrypted bootable Windows install in a USB drive -- and it runs from a tile. 

Jones' advice is to look at using Win 8 as a compliment to existing machines, such as using it to drive mobile while you may stick with Win 7 as your core use machine.

I'm sure we'll hear a lot more cogent words of advice from Jones as he gets deeper into the OS.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/05/2012 at 1:19 PM


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