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Windows 8 in the Enterprise: Why IT pros say no

  1. #61


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    @Coke Robot You said "Windows 8 can easily be used in the enterprise" Are you talking Metro Apps or just the traditional desktop apps? I only ask because you are constantly hyping up Metro like it was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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  2. #62


    If there was going to be substantial changes in the Enterprise product, they would have made that available to enterprises to evaluate. Because right now, the IT Pros are saying, "no way in hell is this going on desktops at work".
    Actually, I did get an evaluation copy of Windows 8 Enterprise Release Preview from our corporate volume licensing site - and at least on the surface it looks no different from the same RP version I've been running all along.
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  3. #63


    Quote Originally Posted by TerryE View Post
    If there was going to be substantial changes in the Enterprise product, they would have made that available to enterprises to evaluate. Because right now, the IT Pros are saying, "no way in hell is this going on desktops at work".
    Actually, I did get an evaluation copy of Windows 8 Enterprise Release Preview from our corporate volume licensing site - and at least on the surface it looks no different from the same RP version I've been running all along.
    I would have expected no different. Thanks for the confirmation.
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  4. #64


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Haven't actually seen W8 Enterprise anywhere yet -- neither on TechNet (or dare I say it nor on a few reliable Torrent sites that usually have this stuff available).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #65


    Jimbo,

    I was actually able to find it. I had to log into the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center. Then I had to go into our corporate account, go into Downloads and Keys, I had to select the Software Assurance block...and in there I found;

    Windows 8 Enteprise Preview.


    I rarely ever log into my Volume Licensing site. I use my MSDN account 99% of the time for the things that I usually do. I see that they also added a KMS key and a MAK key for 500 activations to our account as well.
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  6. #66


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    <psst> pparks1 download it, and use the FTP feature on you home box and give us the download link for it. <weg>
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  7. #67


    Trust me, nobody is going to enjoy downloading from my 2Mbps connection.
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  8. #68


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Bummer.
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  9. #69


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    So the burning question remains will Windows 8 Enterprise have the option to have a default setting to boot directly to desktop, and can ordinary consumers have the opportunity to purchase it and what will the cost be?

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  10. #70


    Unless the RTM version of all versions of Windows 8 will allow you to boot to the desktop, you won't find this feature in the Enterprise version.

    Ordinary consumers CANNOT purchase the Enterprise versions of Windows 8. This is not available in retail channels. It's only available to those under and enterprise agreement and volume licensing.
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