Check Out This Video To Know About Power Of Windows RT For The Enterprise Users

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

 

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  • Bugbog

    In-Depth!

  • sixseven

    JUNIPER SSL VPN!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004906743437 Michael Smith

    Windows RT is a waste of time and energy for Microsoft!! Why? It runs on ARM processors and therefore you cannot use your desktop programs and you are forced to buy Apps to do function that Windows programs on Intel processors already do in a much better way.

    It is MUCH BETTER AND MUCH SMARTER for any potential buyer of a tablet, especially for enterprises, to buy a tablet based on AN INTEL PROCESSOR.
    —If the potential buyer of a tablet wants a cheap tablet (comparable in price to ARM tablets), he could buy a tablet based on an Intel Atom processor with only 2 GB of RAM that surely would be limited in its capabilities to run any Windows programs but still would run millions of Windows programs.
    —If the potential buyer of a tablet wants to preserve the full capabilities of Windows programs in a tablet format, the potential buyer of a tablet could simply buy a tablet with an Intel core i5 or core i7 processor that will allow the user to run basically any Windows program. But such a tablet will come with 4GB of RAM and will be more expensive.
    —In both cases, the potential buyer of a tablet has the option of avoiding to buy any apps at all.

    This idea of creating an online market of apps works with Apple buyers because they are usually ready to buy computers that are more expensive and their buying power is higher than the average Windows PC buyers.

    With Windows users, it will not work as well. Windows users do not want to have to buy through an online Microsoft store their applications!! Personally, I will NEVER EVER accept this situation!
    They want competition and buy their apps at the cheapest price possible anywhere it is sold, not a price dictated by Microsoft in many ways through an Apps store.

    Microsoft saw an opportunity to milk further their customers by creating this Apps store and forcing users to buy Apps only through it. It will not work with me nor with many Windows users!

    CONCLUSION:
    I will NEVER EVER buy an iPad or a Google Android tablet because I do not want to buy an eco-system that is different than my desktop computer eco-system that uses Windows.
    The same for a tablet. I will NEVER EVER buy a tablet running an ARM processor that uses Windows RT because it would render many applications that I use on the desktop unusable on this ARM tablet using Windows RT.
    On the other hand, I am open to buy a tablet based either on the Intel Atom processor or on an Intel core i5 or i7 processor running Windows 8 64-bit Pro. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on my desktop and I want a 64-bit version of my next OS if it runs on a tablet.

    Microsoft should slowly get rid of any Windows 32-bit version and impose hardware that uses only 64 bits.
    DO NOT MAKE THE BIG MISTAKE OF BUYING ANY TABLET RUNNING ON AN ARM PROCESSOR WITH WINDOWS RT. YOU WILL REGRET IT LONG-TERM!!! AND YOU WILL END UP BUYING APPS TO RUN VERY SIMPLE THINGS THAT ALREADY HAVE USABLE PROGRAMS RUNNING ON AN INTEL PROCESSOR!! DON’T WASTE YOUR HARD-EARNED MONEY ON HAVING TO BUY APPS, JUST BUY AN INTEL PROCESSOR TABLET INSTEAD AND YOU WON’T HAVE TO WASTE A LOT OF MONEY ON APPS!

    • Bugbog

      Hmm, you’re right. Thieving Microsoft! I had to pay a whole £130 just to buy and use Office on my Surface RT! No..wait a minute!…../s

    • DoctorSnyder

      Nice rant. But misses the point completely. Watch the video. Completely. You need it.

  • Kool Shah

    wtf they want us to use ms account for encryption so that it back up the key in cloud so that government can get the key and spy when they there is such a case! so wrong MS…. I will do the encryption my self no need for your backups….

    • Bugbog

      If you’re not concerned, then it doesn’t affect you. If you are concerned, then you know what you need to do to avoid/work-around it!

  • Allan Cantillo

    The correct address should be http://aka.ms/windowsrt4enterprise