Windows To Go feature puts corporate copy of Windows on a USB drive

Windows 8 Consumer Preview has just been released to public at MWC. All were waiting for it. Microsoft has also released a ‘Windows  Consumer Preview Product Guide For Business’ which looks at some of the new and improved features in Windows 8/10 from business point of view.


Windows 10/8 offers new possibilities for users to be mobile and productive practically anywhere, and provides IT with more secure, easy-to-manage intelligent infrastructure. And what everyone is most excited about is Windows 8/10 being scalable across variety of device and architecture types. It also works on lightweight ARM-based tablets.

ARM-based tablets running Windows 8 are ideal for workers who are constantly on the go and need a long-lasting battery. ARM-based tablets use less power than 32-bit and 64-bit devices and workers can rely on the extended uptime of these devices.

Windows To Go enables alternative workplace scenarios. Offsite temporary workers can be given a Windows To Go drive for the duration of their employment so that no corporate data is stored on their personal device. Remote and work-at-home employees can be issued a Windows To Go drive for regular work done outside of the office. In these scenarios, the Windows To Go drive enables remote worker productivity while helping keep corporate data safe.

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Growing mobility and consumerization trends pressure IT professionals to provide users with secure access to a corporate operating system and apps in situations when a device or network is out of the IT department’s control.  Windows 8 includes the ability to provide users with a full corporate copy of Windows (along with user’s business apps, data, and settings) on a USB storage device. When users insert their device into any Windows 7 or Windows 8 compatible PC and restart the PC, they get their entire personal environment, and operate as a fully managed device.  When they sign out, they can remove the USB device, and it is ready to use on another PC

Such features makes Windows 8 very exciting, this allows a remote workers to stay better  connected wherever he is and be more productive, while IT professionals can ensure that corporate data is safer and more secure.

For more such features for the business, please check the source, Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide For Business. You can download the PowerPoint presentation on Windows To Go, which will give you a lot of information on this.

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