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    Who really knows Windows 8.1?

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    Windows 8.1 is FAR more than simply a new and/or improved UI Windows 8.1 "under the covers" Picking out the differences between Windows XP and Windows 8.1 or even between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, improvements have been enormous and have remained...
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    The new Windows UI

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    My Top-14: The new Windows UI Overview One of the design goals for Windows® 8 is that all of the new experiences being created for Windows are designed to be "Touch First." You will see this theme throughout the new features introduced with this version...
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    Windows 8: Media

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    My Top-13: Media Overview This section explores some of the changes to audio and video functionality in Windows® 8. This doesn't include media-related Windows Store apps, which are covered elsewhere in this course. Windows 8 includes changes...
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    Windows 8: Language

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    My Top-12: Language Overview Windows® 8 includes improvements to the way users add and configure input and display languages. The main changes are: Central location for configuring Languages In Windows 7, users needed to check...
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    Windows 8: Networking

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    My Top-11: Networking Overview This module covers a few of the changes to the Networking experience in Windows 8. The new Windows UI version of the View Available Networks interface. Better handling of networks with data caps or that charge...
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    Windows 8: Connected Accounts

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    My Top-10: Connected Accounts Overview Microsoft® Windows® 8 introduces a new concept called a Connected Account. A Connected Account allows you to sign in to Windows with your Microsoft Account (formerly known as Windows Live ID) and do...
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    Windows 8: Recovery and Troubleshooting

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    My Top-9: Recovery and Troubleshooting Overview Windows® 8 includes several new resources for troubleshooting and options for recovering your system from errors or problems. The set of topics covered in this section includes the following: ...
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    Windows 8: Updates and Maintenance

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    My Top-8: Updates and Maintenance Overview This blog explores some of the changes in Windows® 8 related to PC maintenance, installing updates, and other related activities. Maintenance Tasks Windows 8 improves the state of performance...
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    Windows 8: Internet Explorer 10

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    Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 My Top-7: Internet Explorer 10 Overview This new version of the Microsoft® Windows® operating system also includes a new version of Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer®, which is called Internet Explorer...
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    Windows 8: Storage

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    Storage in Windows 8 My Top-6: ISO/VHD Mounting and Storage Spaces Overview This module covers the new ISO and VHD mounting support in Windows 8, as well as Storage Spaces. Storage Spaces allows you to take a variety of disks of different sizes...
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    Windows 8: Safety and Security

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    Safefy and Security in Windows 8 My Top-5: Safefy and Security – Windows Defender ® and SmartScreen ® (now built into the entire OS) Overview In Windows® 8, Windows Defender provides real-time protection from all forms of...
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    Windows 8: Hyper-V on Client

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    Hyper-V on Client – Windows 8 Pro My Top-4: Hyper-V on Client Overview For this new release of Microsoft® Windows®, Microsoft is making available a virtualization technology known as Hyper-V™. With Hyper-V on Windows 8...
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    Windows 8: Trusted Boot: Secure Boot – Measured Boot

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    My Top-3 Trusted Boot: Secure Boot – Measured Boot One of the benefits of a UEFI configuration is that it supports signing and verification for UEFI executable files, up to and including the boot manager, which implements the boot menu in Windows 8. Secure...
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    Windows 8: UEFI Support

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    UEFI Support   My Top-2 UEFI Support The new UEFI Support in Windows 8 especially the UEFI version 2.3.1 enables a lot of new functionality in terms of security and better hardware support. For instance, on devices running Windows RT the new security...
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    Windows 8: Fast Boot

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    Fast Boot Performance My Top-1 Windows 8 Feature My first experience with Windows 8 after installing it on my “older” hardware was the amazing boot performance. On Windows 7 the boot performance has been raised massively and I have...
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    Sicher sein oder sicher fühlen? – Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL)

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    Sicher sein oder sicher fühlen? – Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) „Wir sind sicher!“ heißt es oftmals vollmundig aus der Marketingabteilung. Aber was gehört eigentlich dazu, sicher zu sein. Sich sicher...
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    Developer Services – Worum geht’s im Windows Cluster

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    Developer Services – Worum geht’s im Windows Cluster In vielen Unternehmen werden heutzutage Hunderte oder gar Tausende von Anwendungen verwendet. Die Frage nach der Kompatibilität dieser Anwendungen stellt sich besonders beim Umstieg...
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    PSfD Case Study - Mehr als 6.500 Anwendungen erfolgreich auf Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 migriert

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    Mehr als 6.500 Anwendungen erfolgreich auf Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 migriert In sehr vielen – vor allem großen – Unternehmen herrscht oft ein Wildwuchs an individuellen Anwendungen vor, welche bei einer anstehenden Migration...
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    Who really knows Windows 8?

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    Who really knows Windows 8? Windows 8 is FAR more than simply a new UI Windows 8 “under the covers!” Picking out the differences between Windows XP and Windows 8, improvements have been enormous and have remained unnoticed by a...
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