IT Talk – Windows 8 is on the Way

Windows 8 won't be officially released until October 26, but the Windows 8 preview is available now. Here are the beneficial features that we can look forward to:

*Windows To Go - lets you fit an entire PC environment (all of its apps, settings, and files) onto a USB thumb drive or a portable drive

*A Windows environment that is tablet friendly

*Recovery options to more easily reinstall Windows

*Faster boot times

*New network authentication types for easier connection

*New and enhanced networking features for administrators

*AppLocker (control the running of Packaged apps and Packaged app installers)

*Simpler deployment of BranchCache and DirectAcces

*BitLocker (encrypts hard drives faster)

*Client Hyper-V (offers the same Hyper-V virtualization capabilities that will be available in Windows Server 2012). So it is easy to run virtualized versions of Windows XP or Windows 7

Do a Windows 8 search or click here for the full Windows 8 preview.

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Dyan has been researching, writing, copyediting, and proofreading articles across a variety of industries since 1998. She further developed her interest and talent for covering technology while working with the guys at DCG Technical Solutions, Inc. Whether writing from scratch, copyediting or simply polishing, Dyan has mastered the art of turning rough copy or a plain idea into an eloquently written piece.