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Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview

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Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Build Released

Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Build Released

Posted earlier today on the Windows Blog was the announcement of Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview. Following the preview release of Internet Explorer 11 and consumer versions of Windows 8.1, Microsoft have now also released the public preview build of Windows 8.1 Enterprise.

According to the blog post, the following new features are included in the new version of Windows for the enterprise:

  • Assigned Access: This new Windows 8.1 feature lets organizations enable a single Windows Store application experience on a device so the user only experiences the specified application but cannot access other system files and applications.
  • Inbox VPN Clients: Windows 8.1 extends the ability to third party VPN providers to include versions of their VPN clients’ inbox. This means that on both x86 and ARM (RT) platforms, vendors can work with Microsoft to include their VPN functionality inbox with Windows 8.1.
  • Open MDM: With Windows 8.1, new Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA-DM) capabilities are built into the OS and enable mobile device management using third-party MDM solutions, such as MobileIron or AirWatch, with no additional agent required. Enhanced policies allow administrators to manage more settings from both Windows Intune and the third-party MDM solutions for both Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
  • Workplace join: Trusted devices running Windows 8.1 are allowed to access secured enterprise data.
  • Remote business data removal: Allows personal devices to connect to, access and store company content that can be efficiently removed from the device by IT at a later date while leaving the personal data intact.

Hit up the source link for full details of this release.

Thanks Kyle for sending this through.

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