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Get an overview of key Windows 8 features for IT professionals

Get an overview of key Windows 8 features for IT professionals with four new MVA courses :

  • Exploring Windows 8 : Covers key topics for IT Pro’s such as Bit-Locker, client Hyper-V, and Managing Client Access for the Windows Store.
  • Planning and Preparing for Windows 8 : Learn how to inventory apps and hardware, assess compatibility, and conduct a successful pilot deployment of Windows 8.
  • Deploying Windows 8 : Use proven best practices and the free tools in the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit to streamline your deployment in any size organization.
  • Operating & Managing a Secure Windows 8 Environment : Explore security and privacy options using technologies like AppLocker, BitLocker, and Windows Firewall.

Windows 8 Jump Start training

Module 1: Tips and Tricks for IT Pros


See what's new in Windows 8 for the IT professional from the new user interface and keyboard shortcuts to the Windows App Store and Internet Explorer 10. Download this module (2.66 GB)

Module 3: Access to Windows


Explore virtualization scenarios for Windows 8, specifically with regard to Windows To Go, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Client Hyper-V. Download this module (1.73 GB)

Module 5: Windows Apps


Learn how to deploy applications in Windows 8, sideload apps for individual users or all users, and centrally manage apps once deployed. Download this module (1.39 GB)

Module 2: Windows 8 Deployment


Learn how to simplify Windows 8 planning and deployment, and ease your migration from earlier versions of Windows. Download this module (1.76 GB)

Module 4: Anywhere Productivity


Explore common Windows 8 mobility scenarios including providing a consistent user experience across devices, virtual machines, and session-based desktops. Download this module (2.02 GB)

Module 6: Recovery and Security


Learn how to better control, secure, and manage Windows 8 PCs with BitLocker, UEFI, Secure Boot, and the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT). Download this module (1.63 GB)