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Windows 8 for IT Pros free eBook

technologyEdward KiledjianComment

This is an interesting free eBook about Windows 8 aimed primarily at IT professionals working with Windows 8. The eBook has 147 pages in 11 chapters covering: 

  • 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 

Download the PDF version of the eBook here.

I posted a link for "FREE Window 8 For Dummies Pocket EBook" here. You may also find that interesting.