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Almost done, Night 29 of my 30 day quest to learn Windows Server 2012! Tonight I am looking at two features Virtual Smart Cards and BitLocker. The Virtual Smart Card is going to be a great for me. I will no longer have to carry my smart card with me to VPN in. Using the TPM chip in my laptop I am able to have Virtual Smart Card.
These are the new features I learned about in Bitlocker:
Here are the links I used to study up on these topics.
What's New in Smart Cards
Virtual smart cards emulate the functionality of traditional smart cards, but use the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip available on many organizations’ computers rather than requiring the use of a separate physical smart card and reader. Virtual smart cards involve technical, functional, security, and cost differences with conventional smart cards.
Understanding and Evaluating Virtual Smart Cards
What's New in BitLocker
Understand and Troubleshoot BitLocker in Windows Server "8" Beta
BitLocker Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)