Along with the release of Windows 8.1 update to all Windows 8 customers, Microsoft has also released Windows 8.1 Enterprise ealuation edition for download. The Windows 8.1 Enterprise evaluation is available in 32 and 64-bit ISO versions. You can register, then download and install full-featured software for a 90-day trial. Following the evaluation period, you will need to replace the operating system on your test computer and reinstall all your programs and data. It is not possible to upgrade the evaluation to a licensed working version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise. A clean installation is required.
Windows 8.1 brings following benefits to the enterprise.
- Best business tablets and PCs – Enhanced user experience (improved multi-tasking, multi-monitor support, and mouse and keyboard navigation), boot to desktop, new Search experience, support for latest hardware innovation (processors, InstantGo, displays, smaller tablets, NFC, biometrics)
- Windows apps for business – Develop, deploy, and manage new mobile apps easier and faster, across PC and Phone (commonality of app platform, same tools, consistent user experience, easy portability)
- Mobility for the enterprise – Enhanced mobile broadband, NFC ‘tap to pair’ printing, Wi-Fi Direct printing, native Miracast wireless display, auto-triggered VPN with built-in clients, broadband tethering
- Empower Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Improved IT controls (Start screen layout and consistency), remote business data removal, Open MDM (OMA-DM support for Windows Intune and third-party MDM,) workplace join, work folders
- Enterprise grade security – Modern access controls (fingerprint-based biometrics, multi-factor authentication using virtual smart cards), malware resistance (Windows Defender with network behavior monitoring and Internet Explorer 11 scan of binary extensions)
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