Recently I had a interesting conversation on the concept of traveling light. It’s exciting to see that while in the past it was normal to travel with a heavy laptop bag now users ask more than ever to reduce the weight of their bags.
One of the reasons could be that mobility has become the new normal, users compare their corporate devices with their Surface 2, iPad, Android devices and did you actually know that 80% of the global workforce spend at least some portion of their time working out of the office?
The question now is how can we help those users to reduce back pain and enable them to travel light? One of the probably best quick wins could be Windows To Go.
Windows To Go had been announced as one of the enterprise features with the Windows 8 release. The idea is very simple, enabling mobile workforce by taking everything we know about Windows and put it on a certified USB thumb drive. In order to achieve this our engineering team focused on 3 key areas; security, easy to use and manageable.
Evaluate and Deploy:
You have different options available to evaluate and deploy Windows To Go. The most important concept to keep in mind is that Windows to Go is a feature available only within the Enterprise SKU of Windows 8. This means that you need to run Windows 8 Enterprise. The easiest way to start testing Windows To Go is to go over to the Windows To Go workspace creator in your current OS. which is part of your operating system. Next, Just hit the Windows key and type Windows To Go:
While this solution is great to evaluate Windows To Go it will not scale as much as we need in the enterprise. Therefore have a look at System Center Configuration Manager and how to perform a central deployment with it:
Great post! Worth to share
I watched you present on this at TechEd.. Very inspiring presentation. I try push WTG with the management as we speak.