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  1. Windows 8.1 Andrew Yoder Technical Support Analyst UNM Information Technologies Office of Workstation Management

  2. Timeline of Releases Windows 8 – Released October 2012 Windows 8.1 – Released October 2013 Windows 8.1.1 – Released April 2014

  3. Why Should UNM Move Towards Windows 8.1? • It looks nice • Added security features • New Group Policy options • Windows Store • New functionality • Touchscreens • Does it create value for the UNM community?

  4. Windows RT Devices • Run • Microsoft losing interest

  5. Security Enhancements • Transparent Device Encryption • Requires TPM 2.0 chip • Fully compatible with Symantec Endpoint Protection • Universal Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) • Trusted Boot

  6. Mobile Devices

  7. OneDrive

  8. IE Enterprise Mode • Browsers, browsers, browsers

  9. Should UNM Adopt Windows 8.1? • Added functionality • Touchscreen support • Tablet/Mobile Device integration • OneDrive

  10. Am I missing out on Windows 8.1?

  11. Where is UNM Using 8.1 Today? • All of the IT Managed lecterns (~130) • Started moving Computer PODs • Hallway Computers • Department Users who request it

  12. The Future of Windows 8.1 • Windows 9 • Sometime in 2015

  13. Mobile Office • Free for iOS and Android phones • OneNote available • OS X • iOS and Android

  14. How Can My Department Move Towards 8.1? • Central IT provides the UNM Standard Image free of charge to departments who request it • Student Field Agents are available to image computers/assist with migrations • Central IT has “Just In Time” Inventory that can be purchased and delivered immediately

  15. What comes on the standard image?

  16. Where are all my browsers? • Standardization • Improving the user experience • Evaluate other browsers

  17. Questions?