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Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1 with Pro Operating System for Business

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A More Productive Windows
What’s new with Windows 8.1 for business?

Improved IT controls

Improved IT controls

 

Smooth steering: IT can control the layout of the Start screen on company-issued devices to ensure key apps are easily accessible. IT can also prevent users from customizing their start screen to ensure consistency across individual workgroups or the entire company.
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Wi-Fi Direct™ printing

 

Network streaming: Connect to Wi-Fi Direct™ printers without adding additional drivers or software on your Windows 8.1, forming a peer-to-peer network between the device and the printer.
   Wi-Fi Direct™ printing

Native Miracast wireless display

Native Miracast wireless display

Cord-free connectivity:
Present your work wirelessly. Simply project your media to a Miracast-enabled* projector or other device via Wi-Fi Direct using Near-Field Communication.


Auto-triggered VPN

 

Easy sign-in: With new support for a wider range of VPN clients in both Windows and Windows RT devices, now you can automatically trigger VPN connections through an app. Windows 8.1 will automatically prompt you to sign in with one click.
Auto-triggered VPN
Malware resistanceMalware resistance

 

Windows watchdog: Defender, Microsoft’s free antivirus solution in Windows 8.1, now includes network behavior monitoring to help detect and stop the execution of known and unknown malware. Internet Explorer will scan binary extensions (e.g., ActiveX) using the antimalware solution before potentially harmful code is executed.

Desktop features

Desktop features

 

Quick access to the Start button, now on the taskbar, lets you get started right away. Choose from a new, broad color palette for your Start screen, including animated options, or skip the start screen all together and boot directly to your desktop or apps screen.

 

To go straight to desktop mode when you start your device:

 

1. While in desktop mode, using your mouse, right click on the taskbar and select properties. (If you have a touch screen, press the Windows Logo for several seconds). This will open the "Taskbar and Navigation Properties" dialog box.

 

2. Select the "Navigation" tab.

 

3. Under the Start Screen section, select "Go to desktop instead of start when I sign in".

 

4. Select "Apply".
Learn the basics and beyond

Get to know Windows

There are new ways to get around Windows. Many PCs now have touch capabilities, but you can also use the mouse and keyboard you're used to. We'll teach you the basics to help you get started.
Get to know Windows
Learn how to get around your PC

Windows 8 comes with new ways of getting around. Getting to know some basic actions can go a long way toward helping you get around your PC quickly and efficiently.
Touch

Learn how to get around your PC

TouchTouchTouchTouchTouchTouch
Zoom in and out

Touch the screen or an item with two or more fingers, and then move your fingers toward each other (pinch) or away from each other (stretch). This will bring items on the screen closer or zoom out so you can see more.
Mouse

Mouse

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Zoom in and out

On start, click the zoom icon in the lower right corner of your screen or press Ctrl while you rotate the wheel button on your mouse.
Explore with charms.

Use the charms menu to do the things you do most often like search share links and photos, connect devices and change settings.
SearchSearch
Search for something specific within an app or across your PC.
ShareShare
Share files and info with friends without leaving the app you're in.
StartStart
Go back to the Start screen anytime.
DevicesDevices
See and use the devices connected too your PC, like a printer or TV.
SettingsSettings.
Find information, help and settings for your PC and the app you're in.
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