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Windows 8 Enterprise RTM Free Evaluation available for anyone

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    If it's a streaming app, then yes, a lot of enterprise IT managers are going to want to stop it. Streaming apps tend to consume a lot of network bandwidth: a couple thousand employees all tuning in to live streaming media all day will consume bandwidth intended for business use, not personal use. Most places likely have some sort of internet use policy that states something to the effect of "business use only."

    You can buy an MP3 player or radio and enjoy that.

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    Actually the way I read it they are saying that business employees shouldn't be listening to music while working. Thing is though, there were plenty of other Music/Web Radio Apps listed. Slacker Radio wasn't listed at all for that PC. It was the only one I was looking for. I have no idea how many more are MIA for Enterprise customers?
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    It's a little weird that Microsoft is making that decision though... Not a good precedent.

    Well there may be a setting where the author can choose which versions of windows a product can be sold to as well I guess. Though not sure why that would be either
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    Yeah, I have no Idea if its Microsoft or Slacker Radio that blocked it, all I know is it's not an option for the Enterprise trial.
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  5. #25


    I'm very surprised that the trial edition for most consumers is Enterprise. Why didn't MS make Pro the version. The people most likely to trial this are the home consumers. Business consumers will have a Volume License agreement, MSDN or other program they can get the software from to test and evaluate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I'm very surprised that the trial edition for most consumers is Enterprise. Why didn't MS make Pro the version. The people most likely to trial this are the home consumers. Business consumers will have a Volume License agreement, MSDN or other program they can get the software from to test and evaluate.
    Well the trial version was really meant only for developers. BUT uh, yeah I would thing Pro would have been just as good in that case as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I'm very surprised that the trial edition for most consumers is Enterprise. Why didn't MS make Pro the version. The people most likely to trial this are the home consumers. Business consumers will have a Volume License agreement, MSDN or other program they can get the software from to test and evaluate.
    On top of that with Windows 7 you could trial any version by just leaving the product code field blank. You can't do that with Windows 8, it won't install without entering a product code. I would think that is going to steer anybody wanting a look at the final product to the Enterprise trial.
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    On top of that with Windows 7 you could trial any version by just leaving the product code field blank. You can't do that with Windows 8, it won't install without entering a product code. I would think that is going to steer anybody wanting a look at the final product to the Enterprise trial.
    No, you are right, but I just am surprised that Microsoft didn't just release a Windows 8 Pro trial for everybody to use. Unsure why they decided to use the Enterprise version for this.
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    I guess they figure the RP is good enough? If you hunt around you can find Product codes to install the Pro RTM. It won't activate so some features are locked out until you do. I don't recommend going that route but not having a trial for a Home version is going to entice some people to try it anyway. I did and it just ended up being a waste of time and effort. That's how it goes though when you don't have access to Technet or MSDN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    Want to know why Slacker Radio wouldn't be available for the note "Developer" version of Enterprise? It's a developer's version not intended for general use to start with! The build is strictly intended for use by IT developers not the consumer. The DP, CP, and RP builds are intended for the general preview.
    A guess or you know this for sure? If you can't install an App how are you going to test that it works? The blurb on the download page says it for developers, I didn't see where it specifically said it was a special developer edition. My guess is its because this App uses up bandwidth and may impact productivity. I'm not saying your wrong, it just doesn't make any sense to me. There were a bunch of Apps installed by default along with the App Store App? Unfortunately, Slacker Radio was the only App I tried to download and install, and I've since replaced the Ent trial with Windows 7 on that PC. I can't try any other apps at this time.
    When it is states Developer on the page the build is intended for developers to work with. Many wondered why each new leaked build of 7 saw problems while the beta and RC builds didn't simply because the inbetween developer builds got out but were not suitable for the home user desktop as untested builds.

    Likewise the same goes for the IT developer version of any service pack. People wondered why they ran into problems when downloading the wrong SP for Windows. Instead of the general release they clicked on the IT version. These whether a service pack or new build number are intended for advanced programmers not for the general consumer lookover.
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