40030: First Look Clinic: Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

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Description

 

About This Clinic

This Microsoft Official First Look Clinic introduces IT Professionals to the new features and capabilities of Windows 8.1. The clinic provides an overview of Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11 including integrated cloud services and domain services, mobility advancements, installation requirements, device considerations, customization options, local and remote management tools, security options, mobile device management integration, and synchronization with other PCs and devices within or outside a Windows Server domain. This clinic uses the Enterprise Edition of Windows 8.1. No topic is covered in depth, but students will finish the clinic with an understanding of the new features and capabilities of Windows 8.1 and related services and administration tools. There is a corresponding Microsoft Official Hands On Lab 40031 that can accompany this First Look Clinic.

 

Prerequisites

This clinic requires that students meet the following prerequisites:

  • Working experience and background knowledge of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2012.
  • A basic understanding of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Hyper-V, and general networking technologies.

 

Audience Profile

This clinic is intended for IT professionals who are interested in learning about the new features and functionality in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. In general, adopters of new technology or people looking to gain early insight into functionality of Windows 8.1 and related cloud services and tools will benefit from attending this First Look Clinic. People who are key technical influencers and technology decision-makers in an IT organization also may attend this clinic, as they can benefit from gaining early insight into some of the latest features and technologies that Windows 8.1 includes.

 

At Clinic Completion

After completing this Clinic, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows 8.1 and its new features. 
  • Describe PC and device requirements for Windows 8.1.
  • Customize the Windows 8.1 user experience and administrator environment.
  • Describe Windows Store apps and desktop apps in Windows 8.1.
  • Explain the new storage features and cloud services of Windows 8.1.
  • Describe the new mobility improvements in Windows 8.1.
  • Describe the security and management improvements in Windows 8.1.
  • Describe virtualization of the Windows 8.1 operating system.
  • Describe application and user experience virtualization options for Windows 8.1.
  • Describe Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.1.

 

Clinic Outline

 

Module 1: Overview of Windows 8.1

This module describes Windows 8.1, and its new features and capabilities, improvements, and enhancements. It also summarizes the requirements for implementing Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.

 

Lessons

Introducing Windows 8.1

Implementing Windows 8.1

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe Windows 8.1 and its new features.

Describe PC and device requirements for implementing Windows 8.1.

 

Module 2: Working with Windows 8.1

This module describes new features in the Windows 8.1 operating system that can help users work more efficiently, including new Windows Store apps, new Windows 8.1 storage features, new and improved mobility features, and management improvements.

 

Lessons

Windows Store Apps

Windows 8.1 Storage

Mobility Improvements in Windows 8.1

Management Improvements

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe Windows Store apps and desktop apps in the Windows 8.1 operating system.

Explain the new storage features of Windows 8.1.

Describe the new mobility improvements in Windows 8.1.

Describe the management improvements in Windows 8.1.

 

Module 3: Virtualization in Windows 8.1

This module explores both application virtualization and user experience virtualization technologies that are available in the Windows 8.1 operating system.

 

Lessons

Overview of Microsoft Desktop Virtualization

Server-Side Virtualization

Client-Side Virtualization

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe virtualization in the Windows 8.1 operating system.

Describe application and user experience virtualization options for Windows 8.1.

Describe Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.1.

 

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