Limited Deploy - Observations
Well, we now have two W8 tablets and a laptop out in the wild.
One teacher laptop and the two tabs for junior school stuff, tweaked so that metro IE runs some flash based reading apps.
Several things become apparent, there is still a way to go, folder redirection + offline files are broken again. GPP drive mapping is broken, GPP shortcuts are broken, GPO printer mapping works. The RSAT tools that are available for 8 only work under the RC.
For the most part W7 drivers work and it boots quicker than 7 even with a HD rather than an SSD.
Most of the GPO stuff from 7 maps right over to 8 like folder redirection, the one big config issue is the start screen which should be taken care of when RSAT for RTM is released. MSIs push, even faster than 7 and network location awareness finally seems to be quick and stable at the same time.
I know I am probably one of the first to push it into usage, does anyone else have any similar experiences / hints?