Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals – Preview Edition

Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals - Preview Edition

Download a free pdf preview edition of “Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals” from Microsoft Press. This book describes new and improved features. It focuses on IT pros, however, so we spend fewer pages talking about the new user interface and more talking about management, deployment, and security. This book is just an introduction— an overview.


The Windows 8 operating system is the newest member of the Microsoft Windows family. It differs from earlier Windows releases as much for what it does not change as for what it does change. That is, the features that IT pros loved about Windows 7 are still there in Windows 8—just better. The same keyboard shortcuts, management tools, security features, and deployment options are available in Windows 8. But in many cases, Windows 8 improves them in intuitive and significant ways. Some examples are the ribbon in File Explorer and faster disk encryption when using BitLocker Drive Encryption. This book describes these enhancements plus many of the new features in Windows 8.

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Experiencing Windows 8
  • Windows 8 for IT pros
  • Preparing for deployment
  • Deploying Windows 8
  • Delivering Windows apps
  • Windows 8 recovery
  • Windows 8 management
  • Windows 8 security
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Windows 8 virtualization

Book Details

Author(s): Jerry Honeycutt
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Format(s): PDF
File size: 6.45 MB
Number of pages: 147
Link: Download.

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