Windows RT is typically thought of as a consumer device, however Microsoft is adding a number of features into Windows RT 8.1 to make it more attractive for business and enterprise customers. Among some of the enterprise enhancements for Windows RT 8.1 are simple update deployment, remote business data removal, biometrics, malware resistance, assigned access, workplace join, open MDM, RDS enhancements, VPN clients, mobile broadband, broadband tethering, and auto-triggered VPN.
Michael Niehaus gave a presentation at TechEd on Windows RT for the enterprise, appropriate and inappropriate scenarios for using Windows RT in enterprise environments, challenges to overcome, as well as known issues and limitations. Niehaus is a senior product marketing manager at Microsoft responsible for helping enterprise IT pros with Windows deployment, Windows RT, and Windows manageability needs.
Given WinRT is such a locked down device to begin along with less problems with malware, I think it will be quite an attractive device for enterprises. I think Windows RT will gain more traction with consumers as the Windows Store fills up with more apps.
I’ve uploaded the full presentation, but if you just want to watch the Windows RT demos watch from 31:45 to 35:15 and 40:00 to 43:00 and 50:30 to 1:01:25