Special Notices

Information in this workshop has been based on pre-beta and beta software, therefore content discussed in this course is subject to change by Microsoft and might not reflect features and capability within the final product when it is released by Microsoft.


Microsoft has recently unveiled the touch-first user interface of Windows 8, along with a whole number of other new features. In what will be one of the most anticipated software releases ever seen, Windows 8 will be a technology game changer for the world of corporate IT, the end user at home and have an increasing effect on the 'Consumerisation of IT'.

Target Audience

This half-day course is designed for a technical audience that have Windows 7 experience and are interested in discovering the new features Windows 8 Client will bring.

During this session a number of new features in the Windows 8 Client operating system will be discussed and demonstrated to allow the audience to understand what Windows 8 will potentially be delivering.


Previous experience administering Windows 7.

Course Outline

Windows 8 and the Information Worker Experience

  • 'Always Offline'
  • Manageability of User State
  • User & Device Affinity
  • Roaming User Profile Diagnostics

Windows to Go

What's new in Windows 8 Direct Access

What's new in Windows 8 BranchCache

Branch Office Direct Printing

Windows 8 Client Hyper-V

Windows 8 Metro UI

Windows 8 and the impact on the 'Consumerisation of IT'

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