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Is your organization ready for Windows 8.1? Part 11, Internet Explorer Enhanced Protected Mode

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Is your organization ready for Windows 8.1?

When Microsoft builds an Operating System (OS), it has to build it to last. Windows XP endured a continuing blast of malware for the last 13 years. In particular, Internet Explorer 6 has seen a lot of vulnerabilities and saw the start of people moving away from Internet Explorer to the likes of Google’s Chrome […]

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Is your organization ready for Windows 8.1? Part 12, Assigned Access

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Is your organization ready for Windows 8.1?

Since Windows 8, Microsoft is moving its developer ecosystem to write apps for The New Interface, formerly known as Metro. With their immersive, scaled appearances and touch optimization, these apps can be used for a wide variety of experiences. Alas, the kiosk experience for apps in The New Interface was not one of these experiences […]

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Is your organization ready for Windows 8.1? Part 13, Quiet hours

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Is your organization ready for Windows 8.1?

Microsoft has made big strides on making Windows 8.1 an efficient platform to use, both for people migrating from Windows 7 (and previous versions of Windows) to Windows 8.1 and for those migrating from the original version of Windows 8. As a frequent presenter, I really like one of the new Windows 8.1 features, that […]

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Is your organization ready for Windows 8.1? Part 14, Logon Script Delay

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Is your organization ready for Windows 8.1?

As Gartner advices to upgrade to Windows 8.1 when you’ve deployed Windows 8 throughout your organization, it’s useful to look at the way Windows 8.1 impacts your current networking infrastructure, your deployment methods and your management philosophies. Although, I’ve already covered a big Group Policy change earlier in this series. (Part 10: Group Policy Caching), […]

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Is your organization ready for Windows 8.1? Part 15, Roaming Profile incompatibilities

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Is your organization ready for Windows 8.1?

In extensively managed networking environments, devices are generally domain-joined and employees gain mobility across these devices through folder redirection, offline files and roaming profiles. VPN access is mostly available, but when looking closely you might distinguish the occasional DirectAccess implementation. In these environments, mobility over several devices, for instance a desktop and a laptop, often, […]

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