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Best of Build 2014: Getting Ready for Windows 8.1 Update

Last week at the Build 2014 conference, the Windows product team announced that Windows 8.1 Update will be generally available via Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center beginning April 8th as KB2919355.  Some of the most notable enhancements provided by Windows 8.1 Update include:

  • Improved hardware support for devices with lower hardware specifications, such as 1GB RAM and 16GB storage space
  • Enhanced compatibility with legacy web apps via Enterprise Mode for IE 11
  • Extended Mobile Device Management (MDM) support
  • Improved Keyboard/Mouse user experience

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In addition to these enhancements, Windows 8.1 Update includes two new security updates (KB2922229 and KB2936068).  These security updates will also be available separately for organizations that are not yet ready to deploy the full Windows 8.1 Update.

Note: KB2919355 also applies to Windows Server 2012 R2.  When installed on Windows Server 2012 R2, the new Enterprise Mode for IE11, updated Start screen UI with Search and Power buttons, and Desktop Experience role for Remote Desktop Services deployments are all updated to align with the Windows 8.1 Update experience on client devices.

In this article, I’ll provide a list of resources that you can leverage to quickly learn, deploy and educate your users on the new features in Windows 8.1 Update.

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Keith Mayer is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 17 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT professionals worldwide on the design and implementation of enterprise technology solutions.

Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.

Keith is the author of the IT Pros ROCK! Blog on Microsoft TechNet, voted as one of the Top 50 "Must Read" IT Blogs.

Keith also manages the Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge - a FREE online study group for IT Pros interested in studying and preparing for certification on Windows Server 2012. Join us and become the next "Early Expert"!

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