Every operating system Microsoft launched since its seminal Windows 95 was developed with security threats in mind. But Windows 8 is in a class by itself – the capstone achievement of years of R&D.
It’s that time of the year again – time for the most high profile security show of the year. And we’ve got lots of exciting technologies to share, starting with the new generation of Wave-managed tablets running Windows 8. They offer users the streamlined, intuitive experience that users have come to expect from consumer tablets – yet they’re more secure and easier to manage than ever.
The much-anticipated Surface Pro launch was met with widespread shortages, with reports of long lines of would-be buyers in Seattle and Bellevue. Within a matter of hours, the 128 GB version had sold out online.
If these shortages are an accurate reflection of the demand Microsoft was hoping for, it’s just a matter of time before the first Surface Pros (and their kin) start appearing in your organization.
Just last week the email accounts of former U.S. president George W. Bush, his father George H.W. Bush and several other family members and friends were broken into, and private details exposed. In the past three months attacks against U.S. credit unions, many different companies, and the heightened prominence of phishing attempts should prompt IT departments to explore ways to more easily move their users into “no more passwords” territory.
Everywhere we turn we see tablets: They’re used in presentations, featured in advertisements, bragged about in social circles – it’s all about tablets. The Win8 Surface Pro, however, represents something no one else has done before, which makes it ground-breaking. Here’s why: While CIOs around the world have been trying to figure out how to handle the BYOD phenomenon, Microsoft has focused on tackling the tablet’s usability and security in the context of the workplace.