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    Free Ebook (new!)

    MS just released a new free Ebook for Windows 8, this one aimed at IT pro's rather than "dummies".

    Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals (Final Edition) - Microsoft Press - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    Get it while it's hot.

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    I picked that up a couple weeks ago from TechNet! I highly recommend that folks get these free resources. In addition to being very good product documentation, these books provide insight into what Microsoft is trying to accomplish with the new release. You'll get an idea what's new and how the product can be used by IT professionals.

    Here's a short excerpt from the Introduction:

    "This book describes these new and improved features. It focuses on IT pros, however, so we spend fewer pages talking about the new user interface and more talking about management, deployment, and security."

    Note the subtle tone here: "it's not all about the new user interface ..." - I think too many of us (including yours truly) have spent too much time fixated on the new interface and less on what's really going on with Windows 8.
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    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)

    features include:

    • Performance, reliability, and security features
    • Deployment options
    • Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit
    • Windows PowerShell™ 3.0 and Group Policy
    • Managing and sideloading apps
    • Internet Explorer® 10
    • Virtualization, Client Hyper-V, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
    • Recovery features
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