One of the clever additions to Windows is the Windows To Go, which is really helpful if you're considering using Windows 8 in education. It gives you a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 desktop on a bootable external USB stick. This could allow support for “Bring Your Own PC” and give access to your IT environment for users’ own devices without compromising security.
In education, there's a couple of scenarios that are particularly relevant:
Mark Reynolds, from the Microsoft UK Education team, has just recorded a short video showing you how Windows To Go works, and it's a masterpiece of summary, at only 2 1/2 minutes long.
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Find more videos from the Microsoft UK Education team, on their ITHeadsUp channel