Just spotted this on the Microsoft Press blog Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals (Preview Edition) and thought I would just re-post here for anyone interested…



“The Windows 8 operating system is the newest member of the Microsoft Windows family. It differs from earlier Windows releases as much for what it does not change as for what it does change. That is, the features that IT pros loved about Windows 7 are still there in Windows 8—just better. The same keyboard shortcuts, management tools, security features, and deployment options are available in Windows 8. But in many cases, Windows 8 improves them in intuitive and significant ways. Some examples are the ribbon in File Explorer
and faster disk encryption when using BitLocker Drive Encryption. This book describes these enhancements plus many of the new features in Windows 8.

Please enjoy this preview edition that contains chapters 1-11. We will update this post with the final version when it is ready.

Download the PDF version of the book here: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals - PDF ebook

thanks to Kim on the Microsoft Press blog

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