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Windows 8 Thread, What’s New for the Enterprise in Windows 8.1 in Technical; Originally Posted by DrCheese There's already copies of it floating around (The .iso) was put on TechNet last night anyway. ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    There's already copies of it floating around (The .iso) was put on TechNet last night anyway.
    I haven't got access to TechNet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehill06 View Post
    I haven't got access to TechNet!
    and technets pro the link that says wait seems to be enterprise

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    and technets pro the link that says wait seems to be enterprise
    It wasn't obvious where to download it from within Technet at first. But if you go to the main home page, then click on Subscriber Downloads, it's then obvious where to grab it. It's listed as Windows Client 8.1 Preview NEW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modey View Post
    It wasn't obvious where to download it from within Technet at first. But if you go to the main home page, then click on Subscriber Downloads, it's then obvious where to grab it. It's listed as Windows Client 8.1 Preview NEW!
    got it just copying it to my pendrive now so will vm one day probably a job for summer

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    The ISOs are now available for anyone to download.

    Windows 8.1 Preview (English)
    Code:
    x64: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=302161
    x86: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=302162
    Product Key
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    NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F

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    right got me a 2012r2 and win8.1 vm and so far from a manageability point of view its a whole heap better in a very short space of time ive set up a start screen (removed crud i dont want and moved stuff round just to make it non default) and logged in as another user and they have that start screen AND cant modify it (i kind of wish they could add but not remove apps maybe ms could add a my start screen bit at the end so they get a std custom start screen but can still pin folders/apps (and i can always override the policy for staff laptops if the need arises but with ther arrow to all apps im not sure its an issue)

    start button is pointless really but is more obvious than hovering over the corner.
    Right click teh start button and you now dont have cmd prompt/admin its been powershelled out of the menu (i wonder if i can hide these for users?) and you can turn off /restart from here as well)

    all in all thats one of my biggest annoyances with windows 8 solved

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    Right click teh start button and you now dont have cmd prompt/admin its been powershelled out of the menu (i wonder if i can hide these for users?) and you can turn off /restart from here as well)
    • Right click taskbar
    • Properties
    • Navigation Tab
    • untick replace Command prompt with power shell
    • done

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    Windows 8.1 Support Lifecycle Policy

    Windows 8.1 builds on the foundation of Windows 8, and includes many enhancements and great new features in key areas like personalization, search, the built-in apps, Windows Store experience and cloud connectivity. Windows 8.1 also introduces new manageability, mobility, security, user experience and networking capabilities for businesses. The lifecycle of Windows 8.1 will remain under the same lifecycle policy as Windows 8 with support ending 2023-01-10. Windows 8 customers will have two years to move to Windows 8.1 after the General Availability of the Windows 8.1 update to continue to remain supported under the Windows 8 lifecycle. With the availability of Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview, it is time to start planning your deployment and there are deployment tools and guidance available to help make these updates seamless for customers.

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    Customising the start screen still doesn't really help... we have um.. hundreds of applications in our "Departments" section on our start menu and dumping them on everyone's start screen (even in sections) will be a horrible, horrible mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    Customising the start screen still doesn't really help... we have um.. hundreds of applications in our "Departments" section on our start menu and dumping them on everyone's start screen (even in sections) will be a horrible, horrible mess.
    Not sure how your situation could be dealt with to be honest. Having hundreds of applications has always been messy in my experience, even in Windows XP and 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    Customising the start screen still doesn't really help... we have um.. hundreds of applications in our "Departments" section on our start menu and dumping them on everyone's start screen (even in sections) will be a horrible, horrible mess.
    override using loopback so start menu is based on pc not user so science pcs have science apps pinned etc

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    Does anyone know if there is a GPO for setting the start screen as transparent as described in post 16 by @Zenden please?

    Thanks

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