Introducing Windows 8–Free Ebook

Microsoft has released the final version of “Introducing Windows 8 – An Overview fro IT Professionals” and you can download it for free in several formats:

PDF
Introducing Windows 8- An Overview for IT Professionals – PDF ebook

Mobi
Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – Mobi format for Kindle

ePub
Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – ePub format

Here’s what’s covered in the book:

  • 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

I read part of the book in pre-release, and it’s a great resource for all things related to Windows 8. Get your copy now, it’s free!