This week at our Worldwide Partner Conference 2013, Jensen Harris, Director of Program Management for Windows User Experience, delivered an outstanding demo-heavy session that showcased end-to-end enhancements in Windows 8.1 Preview, providing an exceptional experience with all device form factors: phone, tablet, notebook, desktop and gaming console. These 28 demos show some of the productivity, efficiency and consistency gains that you can expect from Windows 8.1 when it ships, across all devices that you may use in your daily routine.
In this article, I’ve posted the recording for this session along with an index to each of the demos for convenient viewing. I’ve also included resources at the end of this article for you to use when evaluating Windows 8.1 Preview in your own lab.
Below, I’ve listed some great FREE resources available to help you evaluate Windows 8.1 Preview in your own lab. To evaluate Workplace Join, Work Folders, Selective Wipe, and Web Application Proxy, you’ll also need Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview.
Be sure to check out these additional resources:
Keith Mayer is a Principal Technical Architect at Microsoft, focused on helping ISV partners leverage the Azure cloud platform. Keith has over 20 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 customers and partners worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Azure, Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
You can contact Keith online at http://aka.ms/AskKeith.