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  • Talk Track: NEEDS FOR SMALL BUSINESSESYou and your business are facing a tremendous set of challenges in today's economic environment. Many of these challenges are unique to your business, but there are some challenges all businesses must face. One such challenge is how to deal with the ever-increasing and evolving demands being placed on businesses today. In order to meet these demands, you must constantly find new ways to operate, cut costs, and communicate, all in an effort to sharpen your competitive edge. To help us understand the state of small business today, we conducted research studies, held focus groups and identified patterns surfacing from direct conversations with small business owners and decision makers like you. You may find the conclusion interesting and also familiar. These 8 TopNeeds of Small Business represent the collective challenges and demands small businesses face today and need to overcome in order to be more successful in today's highly competitive business environment. It’s not about working harder as it’s already a struggle trying to balancework and life. You need to find a way to work smarter by maximizing the technologies you’ve come to rely on. Just like every other business, you’re looking for better ways to getting it done. Small businesses want to take advantage of advancements in mobile computing so they can keep their business moving forward without interruption. Finding new ways to stay connected even when working remotely is important. And of course as new mobile solutions evolve, the question of maintaining control of information, processes, and personnel is equally important. Finding new ways to communicate and manage your business on-the-go is clearly a priority for small businesses. Besides meeting your own mobility and productivity, business management and operations considerations are also top of mind. By far, the biggest concern moving into this new era of business is making sure every aspect of the business is secure, giving you peace of mind that it’s all protected. When you blend the flexibility of a mobile work style with enhanced security features, you increase productivity across the board, giving you the competitive advantage. But this additional technology could mean additional complications when it comes to managing it all. Your business will have to find easier technology management solutions. It can’t afford to get bogged down with complicated systems that provide inadequate results. And at the end of the day, it comes down to just that. Finding and implementing technology that just works.
  • Talk Track:Introducing Windows 8 - delivering new levels of integration, security, and productivity, all without sacrificing performance or choice. Windows 8 is built for business and compatible with life.
  • Talk Track:Every aspect of Windows 8 Pro was designed and built to meet the demands of your business, and your life. It starts with the completely re-imagined experience of Windows 8 where an intuitive interface puts the things you rely on most right in front of you. But the true power of Windows 8 Pro comes from its core collection of business-centric features that help you to: Get it all doneKeep everything connectedProtect your businessTake control (of your business)
  • Talk Track: INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS 8Windows has been reimagined to focus on your business and life. Windows has a new beautiful, fast, and fluid design. Behind the new look of Windows 8 is the rock-solid foundation you’ve come to expect from Windows 7. Just like Windows 7, security and reliability features are built into Windows 8. Everything that was great about Windows 7 is even better.The new Start screen has all of the information you care about in one place, such as your contacts, the weather, and the next appointment on your calendar. Windows 8 is truly yours: websites, news, people, contacts, and your favorite apps are front and center. Because you decide how to organize and group things on the screen, viewing and interacting with content is faster than ever. The tiles on your Start screen are brimming with content, and they change and update in real time so you can see what’s going on and stay on top of things. Windows 8 also incorporates the familiar PC desktop that you know today. In the desktop, you’ll see that the settings and features you used in Windows 7 are still there. Apps are the heart of Windows 8. Windows 8 provides you with built in apps, and access to the Windows store where you can easily browse, try, buy and manage apps for thousands of apps. The majority of your existing apps that run on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8.Windows 8 is cloud-connected. Your Microsoft account is like a portable, personal PC that appears on any Windows 8 device you’re using. Sign in to your Windows 8 device with your Microsoft account and you’re immediately connected to the people, files, and settings you care about. Your PC comes to life with all the things that make Windows yours, including your Start page, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favorites. You can connect your favorite services to your Microsoft account, too—services like Microsoft Hotmail, Microsoft Messenger, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more. And you can immediately get to your photos, docs, and other files, whether they’re on Microsoft SkyDrive, Facebook, Flickr, or other services.All of these new Windows 8 features, and more, are available on a wide range of hardware…(segue to next slide)
  • Talk Track: INTRODUCE THE NEW WIDE RANGE OF HARDWAREThe beautiful, fast, and fluid design is perfect for a range of hardware: from compact, touch-enabled tablets and lightweight notebooks, to PCs and large, powerful all-in-ones with high-definition screens. And whether you like to stay put or work on the go, you can enjoy the power, convenience, and versatility of Windows across a new wide range of hardware.Windows 8 is designed for a touch or mouse & keyboard experience providing a fast, fluid and responsive experience, supporting multipoint touch capabilities. Touch experience can be used for precise targeting with efficient on-screen typing and consistent app behavior with a modern track pad. Windows 8 devices will be thinner, lighter, faster offering faster boot and greatly reduced Wi-Fi connection timesBattery life is longer and connections are stronger so you’ll be able to find a device to suit you for work or play. Windows 8 provides advanced security capabilities that keep you more secure against malware intrusion. Windows 8 Pro devices are better protected with easy-to-deploy data encryption with BitLocker, and more protected with strong access control to resources with domain join and Group Policy. Windows 8 supports devices with built-in sensors, providing new and tailored app experiences. Sensors supported with Windows 8 include accelerometer, geolocation, inclinometer, gyrometer, compass, ambient-light, orientation and simple orientation of a device.Windows 8 is now supported with amazing set of new device designs, in new and traditional form factors. Windows 8 provides one interface across all devices, with a consistent UI and functionality offering you the versatility to chose the device that works best for how you work. From tablets and convertibles to notebooks large and small to desktops and all-in-ones with large, high-definition screens.
  • Things to cover in the demo – Lock ScreenLog in with Picture PasswordStart screenIEDifferent KeyboardsNavigating the Windows UIBuilt in AppsApps from the Windows storeDesktop applications
  • Talk Track:You don't have to compromise with Windows 8 Pro because you get tablet mobility with the power, performance and security of a PC. Because Windows 8 Pro is available on a x86 tablets, you get all the power of a PC plus tablet mobility, and you can work assured knowing that Windows 8 Pro BitLocker feature is helping to protect your tablet's hard drive information from prying eyes.” These tablets can be managed with strong access control to resources with domain join and Group Policy. With desktop and built-inapps you can continue to work efficiently. Plus, a whole new range of touch-centric apps available via the Windows Store can boost your productivity. The majority of your existing apps that run on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8. Built-in apps like Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People, and Messaging give instant access to what you need most. And the beautiful part? They all seamlessly, integrate across all of your Windows 8 devices through your Microsoft account so you can work from any device without slowing down. Windows 8 Pro combines intuitive touch*-input with traditional mouse and keyboard interactions, so you can type, swipe or click your way through the day providing new levels of productivity. Of course Windows 8 Pro works seamlessly on any of a number of high-performance tablets, laptops and desktops which provide robust performance that can be managed in the same way as traditional desktops and laptops. You might even prefer one of the new convertible models that allows you to switch between a touch-screen display and a conventional keyboard with a swivel, so the device can function as either a tablet or a laptop/notebook computer. And no matter how you choose to work or which device you choose to work from, it’s all one, great experience.
  • Talk Track:You don't have to compromise with Windows 8 Pro because you get tablet mobility with the power, performance and security of a PC. Because Windows 8 Pro is available on a x86 tablets, you get all the power of a PC plus tablet mobility, and you can work assured knowing that Windows 8 Pro BitLocker feature is helping to protect your tablet's hard drive information from prying eyes.” These tablets can be managed with strong access control to resources with domain join and Group Policy. With desktop and built-inapps you can continue to work efficiently. Plus, a whole new range of touch-centric apps available via the Windows Store can boost your productivity. The majority of your existing apps that run on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8. Built-in apps like Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People, and Messaging give instant access to what you need most. And the beautiful part? They all seamlessly, integrate across all of your Windows 8 devices through your Microsoft account so you can work from any device without slowing down. Windows 8 Pro combines intuitive touch*-input with traditional mouse and keyboard interactions, so you can type, swipe or click your way through the day providing new levels of productivity. Of course Windows 8 Pro works seamlessly on any of a number of high-performance tablets, laptops and desktops which provide robust performance that can be managed in the same way as traditional desktops and laptops. You might even prefer one of the new convertible models that allows you to switch between a touch-screen display and a conventional keyboard with a swivel, so the device can function as either a tablet or a laptop/notebook computer. And no matter how you choose to work or which device you choose to work from, it’s all one, great experience.
  • Talk Track:Stay connected to information and people with tiles* that are live with content. This re-imagined interface allows you to stay aware of what’s important as your Start screen comes alive with activity that's updated in real time. Take it all with you for a seamless, personal experience on any Windows 8 device with Microsoft account and Sync PC settings. Always feel connected as your apps, profile, people and settings can sync automatically on any Windows 8 device. Your mail, calendar, and contacts are always handy and accessible through built-in apps that automatically stay current and organized via Exchange ActiveSync.Accessing your office network is a snap with VPN client available on Windows 8 Pro. This native software helps more securely connect you to your network from a remote location, allowing you to work from virtually anywhere. But what if work takes you away from internet access? No problem. Just use Mobile broadband**, the built-in broadband feature in Windows 8 Pro that makes it easier to get connected and stay connected even if Wi-Fi is not available. Built-in Wi-Fi helps manage which connection to use as it automatically switches to Wi-Fi (vs. mobile broadband) if they’re available, which saves costs and improves bandwidth.With Windows 8 Pro, you can access files, apps and media from your desktop via another Windows based device with Remote Desktop. It provides access to another device running Windows via the internet, so you can access what you need, or allow IT to help from remote locations. So what if work takes you so far off the map you don't have internet or mobile coverage? Offline files lets you work offline and then automatically synchronizes between your PC and network content later when you come online.
  • Talk Track:Stay connected to information and people with tiles* that are live with content. This re-imagined interface allows you to stay aware of what’s important as your Start screen comes alive with activity that's updated in real time. Take it all with you for a seamless, personal experience on any Windows 8 device with Microsoft account and Sync PC settings. Always feel connected as your apps, profile, people and settings can sync automatically on any Windows 8 device. Your mail, calendar, and contacts are always handy and accessible through built-in apps that automatically stay current and organized via Exchange ActiveSync.Accessing your office network is a snap with VPN client available on Windows 8 Pro. This native software helps more securely connect you to your network from a remote location, allowing you to work from virtually anywhere. But what if work takes you away from internet access? No problem. Just use Mobile broadband**, the built-in broadband feature in Windows 8 Pro that makes it easier to get connected and stay connected even if Wi-Fi is not available. Built-in Wi-Fi helps manage which connection to use as it automatically switches to Wi-Fi (vs. mobile broadband) if they’re available, which saves costs and improves bandwidth.With Windows 8 Pro, you can access files, apps and media from your desktop via another Windows based device with Remote Desktop. It provides access to another device running Windows via the internet, so you can access what you need, or allow IT to help from remote locations. So what if work takes you so far off the map you don't have internet or mobile coverage? Offline files lets you work offline and then automatically synchronizes between your PC and network content later when you come online.
  • Talk Track:One of your main concerns is securing information and privacy, and Windows 8 Pro gives you more peace of mind.It can be a scary world out there. The last thing your business needs is to have a setback because your critical information, customer data, or hardware is damaged, lost, or stolen. Your business needs end-to-end security that helps protect your information, your customers, your people, your devices, and your privacy. Windows 8 Pro can help do all of that, and so much more.Trusted Boot is your first line of defense, helping to keep your device safe and trouble-free by running several self-healing processes at start-up. This helps your device be more secure every time it starts up.BitLocker helps protect your hard drive’s information from prying eyes and compromise, so you know if your information or device is damaged, lost, or stolen, its contents are encrypted for security.And when you have to send a piece of critical information on a USB or external hard drive, BitLocker To Go provides that same level of security for external devices. So you can rest assure knowing that your information is safer, no matter where it goes.With its tremendous advancements in security and performance, Internet Explorer 10 allows you download files and surf the net more securely than ever. And with so many malicious agents out there, you need Windows Defender to help secure your device, apps and information from malware like viruses, spyware and Trojans. Plus, Windows SmartScreen Filter helps protect against socially-engineered attacks, such as phishing sites and malware downloads.
  • Talk Track:One of your main concerns is securing information and privacy, and Windows 8 Pro gives you more peace of mind.It can be a scary world out there. The last thing your business needs is to have a setback because your critical information, customer data, or hardware is damaged, lost, or stolen. Your business needs end-to-end security that helps protect your information, your customers, your people, your devices, and your privacy. Windows 8 Pro can help do all of that, and so much more.Trusted Boot is your first line of defense, helping to keep your device safe and trouble-free by running several self-healing processes at start-up. This helps your device be more secure every time it starts up.BitLocker helps protect your hard drive’s information from prying eyes and compromise, so you know if your information or device is damaged, lost, or stolen, its contents are encrypted for security.And when you have to send a piece of critical information on a USB or external hard drive, BitLocker To Go provides that same level of security for external devices. So you can rest assure knowing that your information is safer, no matter where it goes.With its tremendous advancements in security and performance, Internet Explorer 10 allows you download files and surf the net more securely than ever. And with so many malicious agents out there, you need Windows Defender to help secure your device, apps and information from malware like viruses, spyware and Trojans. Plus, Windows SmartScreen Filter helps protect against socially-engineered attacks, such as phishing sites and malware downloads.
  • Talk Track:Windows 8 Pro comes with management features such as domain join which joins Windows 8 Pro devices to your business network domain to better secure and manage your users and their devices.UseGroup Policy in Windows 8 Pro to set simplified security and IT policies including enforcing password rules, restricting data access and managing users connecting to your business network and data. And if you need to provide your Windows 8 device to a new employee or start afresh, with one easy click you can reset your PC to the state you first got it. No need to call your IT for help on this. So what makes Windows 8 Pro so reliable, efficient, and powerful? Simple, it uses the same proven platform of Windows 7. And Windows 8 Pro is still fully compatible with the majority of existing applications that run on Windows 7.Windows 8 Pro allows you to grow into additional business features offered through Professional Grade Offerings. Offerings such as Windows Intune and Volume Licensing that deliver even more control, flexibility, and efficiencies.
  • Talk Track:Windows 8 Pro comes with management features such as domain join which joins Windows 8 Pro devices to your business network domain to better secure and manage your users and their devices.UseGroup Policy in Windows 8 Pro to set simplified security and IT policies including enforcing password rules, restricting data access and managing users connecting to your business network and data. And if you need to provide your Windows 8 device to a new employee or start afresh, with one easy click you can reset your PC to the state you first got it. No need to call your IT for help on this. So what makes Windows 8 Pro so reliable, efficient, and powerful? Simple, it uses the same proven platform of Windows 7. And Windows 8 Pro is still fully compatible with the majority of existing applications that run on Windows 7.Windows 8 Pro allows you to grow into additional business features offered through Professional Grade Offerings. Offerings such as Windows Intune and Volume Licensing that deliver even more control, flexibility, and efficiencies.
  • Talk Track:Beyond the fact that Windows XP support will end on April 8, 2014, other reasons that are important to consider include higher service and support costs, the fact XP is a third-generation old technology as well reduced business efficiency and productivity.End of support means an end to security updates, fixes and support services. If you are not already planning or at least considering migrating from Windows XP you are late. But we can help get you up to date and up to speed, while leading you through the process, as there are many options, including a variety of Windows 8 Pro buying options giving you the latest productivity and collaboration tools you need to compete and win…(segue to next slide)
  • TalkTrackIf you like Windows 7, then you will love Windows 8 Pro because it is a better Windows 7 than Windows 7. When you load Windows 8 on a current Windows 7 machine you will notice that PC boots faster and provides longer battery life with better system performance. This experience is even better when on new hardware designed for Windows 8.With connected standby your Windows 8 Pro tablets, laptops and desktops will turn on instantly and have tiles and other services update even while the screen is off. Windows 8 Pro likes tablets, laptops and desktops are designed to provide longer battery life so you can do more on a single charge.Windows 8 devices come with UEFI chips that help secure your tablets, laptops and desktops from malware every time it boots. In addition Windows 8 Pro comes with BitLocker and BitLocker To Go that encrypt drives of your tablets, laptops, desktops and external hard drives like USBs.If you’re one of the many people who use multiple monitors, you’ll find it more flexible than ever. With many types of hardware, you can display the Start screen on one monitor and the desktop on the others. Desktop backgrounds can be different on each monitor or can stretch across your screens.Windows Explorer is enhanced to make file management and navigation straightforward. The ribbon organizes Windows Explorer and reveals features that used to be hidden. It’s easier to view and manage all of your file operations in one place.Windows 8 also improves on the Task manager which is a handy dashboard that you can use to monitor and control your PC so you always know what’s going on. Color-coded tiles present information in a way that’s easy to understand. The Task Manager is optimized for the most common scenarios like ending processes quickly and efficiently or diagnosing performance issues. In addition the new Task Manager now contains friendly names, which makes it easy for you to find out what a particular process is.And many more new benefits of Windows 8 like the new Start screen, touch gestures and amazing new hardware that make Windows 8 Pro better than Windows 7.
  • Talk Track:There are many ways you can buy Windows 8 Pro which includes:A full spectrum of amazing New PCs and tabletsincluding tablets,convertibles, laptops and notebooks, and all-in-ones and desktopsYou can buy Windows 8 Pro from retail or Microsoft. The Pro Pack lets customers move from Windows 8 or Windows 8 Single Language to Windows 8 Pro with Windows Media Center. It will be available at retail and via download as well but only as a product key in a small package (media-less).Volume Licensing which offers big savings for small businesses with between 5 to 250 PCs.  There are three programs ranging from pay as you go entry-level (Open License) to Software Assurance customers (Open Value).Windows Intune includes the cloud service for tablets, laptops, desktops and phones as well as security and management functionality along with upgrade rights to Windows 8 Pro or Enterprise and future versions of Windows from Windows 7 Professional or Windows XP Professional.
  • Talk Track:Windows RT is the newest addition to the Windows family which will be delivered on exciting new tablet form factors coming to market with Windows 8.
  • Talk Track:With Windows RT there has been a lot of hardware and software innovation. Windows RT runs on ARM processors, which helps build a device with long battery life and new form factors (thin, light, and sleek devices.) Windows RT is built on a new paradigm (preconfigured system on certified hardware), which helps ensure that users have high quality and predictable experience over time. While Windows RT offers great benefits mentioned above, it shares commonality and shared code with Windows 8, offering consistent great Windows experience. Windows RT is compatible with certified peripherals including class drivers for most peripherals, and the majority of mice, keyboards, printers, or USB storages are supported out of the box.Windows RT can run apps from the Windows Store. Businesses can also use internally-developed business apps via side-loading on Windows RT.Windows RT includes new UI and the desktop, with Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview1 (with touch-optimized Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) included, to allow end users to be productive out of the box. Final Office version will be installed via Windows Update when available (free download; ISP fees apply). Windows RT software updates automatically through Windows Update, which cannot be turned off (unlike Windows 8).
  • Talk Track: With Windows 8 Pro, you become eligible for Professional Grade Offerings from Microsoft. One such product is Windows Intune, which delivers PC and mobile device management, security features, up-to-date protection from malware, updates, as well as the ability distribute licensed software and deliver remote assistance all from one single, integrated Web tool. Professional Grade Offerings also lets you take advantage of Volume Licensing which is the most cost effective way for businesses with between 5 to 250 PC’s to stay current with the latest versions of Windows. In addition, Volume Licensing makes you eligible for Software Assurance, which provides you rights for Windows 8 Enterprise.These are just some of the reasons why Windows 8 Pro is the right edition for small business.
  • Talk Track: With Windows 8 Pro, you become eligible for Professional Grade Offerings from Microsoft. One such product is Windows Intune, which delivers PC and mobile device management, security features, up-to-date protection from malware, updates, as well as the ability distribute licensed software and deliver remote assistance all from one single, integrated Web tool. Professional Grade Offerings also lets you take advantage of Volume Licensing which is the most cost effective way for businesses with between 5 to 250 PC’s to stay current with the latest versions of Windows. In addition, Volume Licensing makes you eligible for Software Assurance, which provides you rights for Windows 8 Enterprise.These are just some of the reasons why Windows 8 Pro is the right edition for small business.
  • Talk Track: With Windows 8 Pro, you become eligible for Professional Grade Offerings from Microsoft. One such product is Windows Intune, which delivers PC and mobile device management, security features, up-to-date protection from malware, updates, as well as the ability distribute licensed software and deliver remote assistance all from one single, integrated Web tool. Professional Grade Offerings also lets you take advantage of Volume Licensing which is the most cost effective way for businesses with between 5 to 250 PC’s to stay current with the latest versions of Windows. In addition, Volume Licensing makes you eligible for Software Assurance, which provides you rights for Windows 8 Enterprise.These are just some of the reasons why Windows 8 Pro is the right edition for small business.
  • Talk Track: With Windows 8 Pro, you become eligible for Professional Grade Offerings from Microsoft. One such product is Windows Intune, which delivers PC and mobile device management, security features, up-to-date protection from malware, updates, as well as the ability distribute licensed software and deliver remote assistance all from one single, integrated Web tool. Professional Grade Offerings also lets you take advantage of Volume Licensing which is the most cost effective way for businesses with between 5 to 250 PC’s to stay current with the latest versions of Windows. In addition, Volume Licensing makes you eligible for Software Assurance, which provides you rights for Windows 8 Enterprise.These are just some of the reasons why Windows 8 Pro is the right edition for small business.
  • Talk Track: With Windows 8 Pro, you become eligible for Professional Grade Offerings from Microsoft. One such product is Windows Intune, which delivers PC and mobile device management, security features, up-to-date protection from malware, updates, as well as the ability distribute licensed software and deliver remote assistance all from one single, integrated Web tool. Professional Grade Offerings also lets you take advantage of Volume Licensing which is the most cost effective way for businesses with between 5 to 250 PC’s to stay current with the latest versions of Windows. In addition, Volume Licensing makes you eligible for Software Assurance, which provides you rights for Windows 8 Enterprise.These are just some of the reasons why Windows 8 Pro is the right edition for small business.
  • Introducing Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 Enterprise features include all the capabilities that customers get with Windows 8 Pro, plus premium features designed to provide the mobile productivity, security, manageability and virtualization needs of today’s businesses. Here’s an overview of some of the key features that will be available exclusively to Windows 8 Enterprise customers (and note this is not an exhaustive list):Windows To Go is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 desktop on a bootable external USB stick. This will allow IT organizations to support the “Bring Your Own PC” trend and businesses can give contingent staff access to the corporate environment without compromising security.DirectAccess allows remote users to seamlessly access resources inside a corporate network without having to launch a separate VPN and helps IT administrators keep remote users’ PCs in compliance by applying the latest policies, software updates, is easier to deploy, and it can be implemented with the existing IPv4 infrastructure.BranchCache allows people’ PCs to cache files, websites, and other content from central servers, so content is not repeatedly downloaded across the wide area network (WAN). When used with Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 brings several improvements to BranchCache to streamline the deployment process, optimize bandwidth over WAN connections and ensure better security and scalability. AppLocker can help mitigate issues by restricting the files and apps that people or groups are allowed to run. VDI enhancements: Enhancements in Microsoft RemoteFX and Windows Server 2012, provide people with a rich desktop experience with the ability to play 3D graphics, use USB peripherals and use touch-enabled devices across any type of network (LAN or WAN) for VDI scenarios.New Windows 8 App Deployment: Domain joined PCs and tablets running Windows 8 Enterprise will automatically be enabled to side-load internal, Windows 8 Windows 8 apps.In addition to these features, customers will get improvements to the fundamentals, including end-to-end security and better manageability. Businesses will also benefit from the immersive, personalized experience Windows 8 has to offer and the business tablets that will mean businesses no longer have to choose between the functionality of a tablet or the productivity of a PC. Microsoft Desktop Optimization PackIn addition to Windows 8 Enterprise, Software Assurance customers also have the ability to subscribe to MDOP. MDOP helps enterprise customers take advantage of desktop virtualization, manage Windows features, and restore user productivity after a system issue. We have recently announced User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), which allows individuals to change their device and keep their experience without reconfiguring applications or settings in Windows 7 or Windows 8. UE-V will be part of a future version of MDOP. Also, we just announced App-V 5.0 which allows virtually any application to be available anywhere and DaRT which enables you to restore your user productivity quickly. UE-V, App-V, and DaRT are available in Beta for testing with Windows 8 today.Enhancing the Windows Benefits in Software AssuranceAs we reimagine Windows 8, we’re also enhancing our Software Assurance (SA) benefits to meet the needs of today’s workforce. I know you all see firsthand how technology has influenced the way people work and how employees need to stay connected to their data, apps and other people from anywhere, at any time, from a range of devices. We will be making improvements to Software Assurance for Windows that provides business customers with better ways to enable these flexible work styles. So let’s take a look at some of the details of the new licensing benefits. After Windows 8 Enterprise becomes available, Software Assurance customers will have the following new use rights:Windows To Go Use Rights: Windows To Go will allow companies to support Bring Your Own PC scenarios and will give employees who need to work from home more secure access to their full corporate environment. With Windows To Go use rights under Software Assurance, an employee will be able to use Windows To Go on any PC licensed with SA for Windows or Windows VDA.We will also update the existing SA for Windows and VDA roaming rights to include Windows To Go (WTG) rights for working from home or on the road. Companion Device Licensing:Windows RT Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) Rights: When used as a companion device by the primary user of a Software Assurance for Windows licensed PC, company owned Windows RT devices will automatically receive extended VDA rights. These rights will provide access to a full VDI image running in the datacenter which will make Windows RT a great complementary tablet option for business customers.Windows Companion Subscription License (CSL), an optional Add-On to SA for Windows or VDA, that enables BYOD scenarios. For customers who want to provide full flexibility for their employees to access their Windows desktop across devices, the Windows CSL Add-On will allow the user of an SA or VDA licensed device to access their desktop from up to four additional devices through either VDI or WTG from anywhere, on or off premise. The CSL provides a simpler, more cost-effective option with greater flexibility instead of separately licensing each device with VDA.Simpler: Witha single-user based license, each device will not need to be separately licensed with VDA or SAMore Cost Effective: Final pricing has not been announced but will cost less than a single VDA licenseGreater Flexibility: The Windows CSLCovers any employee owned device and/or any corp-owned non-x86 device (regardless of the OS they are running) and provides access through either VDI or WTG  Mobile Device Management Cloud-based mobile device managementusing Windows Intune (optional add-on for EA customers)
  • Introducing Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 Enterprise features include all the capabilities that customers get with Windows 8 Pro, plus premium features designed to provide the mobile productivity, security, manageability and virtualization needs of today’s businesses. Here’s an overview of some of the key features that will be available exclusively to Windows 8 Enterprise customers (and note this is not an exhaustive list):Windows To Go is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 desktop on a bootable external USB stick. This will allow IT organizations to support the “Bring Your Own PC” trend and businesses can give contingent staff access to the corporate environment without compromising security.DirectAccess allows remote users to seamlessly access resources inside a corporate network without having to launch a separate VPN and helps IT administrators keep remote users’ PCs in compliance by applying the latest policies, software updates, is easier to deploy, and it can be implemented with the existing IPv4 infrastructure.BranchCache allows people’ PCs to cache files, websites, and other content from central servers, so content is not repeatedly downloaded across the wide area network (WAN). When used with Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 brings several improvements to BranchCache to streamline the deployment process, optimize bandwidth over WAN connections and ensure better security and scalability. AppLocker can help mitigate issues by restricting the files and apps that people or groups are allowed to run. VDI enhancements: Enhancements in Microsoft RemoteFX and Windows Server 2012, provide people with a rich desktop experience with the ability to play 3D graphics, use USB peripherals and use touch-enabled devices across any type of network (LAN or WAN) for VDI scenarios.New Windows 8 App Deployment: Domain joined PCs and tablets running Windows 8 Enterprise will automatically be enabled to side-load internal, Windows 8 Windows 8 apps.In addition to these features, customers will get improvements to the fundamentals, including end-to-end security and better manageability. Businesses will also benefit from the immersive, personalized experience Windows 8 has to offer and the business tablets that will mean businesses no longer have to choose between the functionality of a tablet or the productivity of a PC. Microsoft Desktop Optimization PackIn addition to Windows 8 Enterprise, Software Assurance customers also have the ability to subscribe to MDOP. MDOP helps enterprise customers take advantage of desktop virtualization, manage Windows features, and restore user productivity after a system issue. We have recently announced User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), which allows individuals to change their device and keep their experience without reconfiguring applications or settings in Windows 7 or Windows 8. UE-V will be part of a future version of MDOP. Also, we just announced App-V 5.0 which allows virtually any application to be available anywhere and DaRT which enables you to restore your user productivity quickly. UE-V, App-V, and DaRT are available in Beta for testing with Windows 8 today.Enhancing the Windows Benefits in Software AssuranceAs we reimagine Windows 8, we’re also enhancing our Software Assurance (SA) benefits to meet the needs of today’s workforce. I know you all see firsthand how technology has influenced the way people work and how employees need to stay connected to their data, apps and other people from anywhere, at any time, from a range of devices. We will be making improvements to Software Assurance for Windows that provides business customers with better ways to enable these flexible work styles. So let’s take a look at some of the details of the new licensing benefits. After Windows 8 Enterprise becomes available, Software Assurance customers will have the following new use rights:Windows To Go Use Rights: Windows To Go will allow companies to support Bring Your Own PC scenarios and will give employees who need to work from home more secure access to their full corporate environment. With Windows To Go use rights under Software Assurance, an employee will be able to use Windows To Go on any PC licensed with SA for Windows or Windows VDA.We will also update the existing SA for Windows and VDA roaming rights to include Windows To Go (WTG) rights for working from home or on the road. Companion Device Licensing:Windows RT Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) Rights: When used as a companion device by the primary user of a Software Assurance for Windows licensed PC, company owned Windows RT devices will automatically receive extended VDA rights. These rights will provide access to a full VDI image running in the datacenter which will make Windows RT a great complementary tablet option for business customers.Windows Companion Subscription License (CSL), an optional Add-On to SA for Windows or VDA, that enables BYOD scenarios. For customers who want to provide full flexibility for their employees to access their Windows desktop across devices, the Windows CSL Add-On will allow the user of an SA or VDA licensed device to access their desktop from up to four additional devices through either VDI or WTG from anywhere, on or off premise. The CSL provides a simpler, more cost-effective option with greater flexibility instead of separately licensing each device with VDA.Simpler: Witha single-user based license, each device will not need to be separately licensed with VDA or SAMore Cost Effective: Final pricing has not been announced but will cost less than a single VDA licenseGreater Flexibility: The Windows CSLCovers any employee owned device and/or any corp-owned non-x86 device (regardless of the OS they are running) and provides access through either VDI or WTG  Mobile Device Management Cloud-based mobile device managementusing Windows Intune (optional add-on for EA customers)
  • Introducing Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 Enterprise features include all the capabilities that customers get with Windows 8 Pro, plus premium features designed to provide the mobile productivity, security, manageability and virtualization needs of today’s businesses. Here’s an overview of some of the key features that will be available exclusively to Windows 8 Enterprise customers (and note this is not an exhaustive list):Windows To Go is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 desktop on a bootable external USB stick. This will allow IT organizations to support the “Bring Your Own PC” trend and businesses can give contingent staff access to the corporate environment without compromising security.DirectAccess allows remote users to seamlessly access resources inside a corporate network without having to launch a separate VPN and helps IT administrators keep remote users’ PCs in compliance by applying the latest policies, software updates, is easier to deploy, and it can be implemented with the existing IPv4 infrastructure.BranchCache allows people’ PCs to cache files, websites, and other content from central servers, so content is not repeatedly downloaded across the wide area network (WAN). When used with Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 brings several improvements to BranchCache to streamline the deployment process, optimize bandwidth over WAN connections and ensure better security and scalability. AppLocker can help mitigate issues by restricting the files and apps that people or groups are allowed to run. VDI enhancements: Enhancements in Microsoft RemoteFX and Windows Server 2012, provide people with a rich desktop experience with the ability to play 3D graphics, use USB peripherals and use touch-enabled devices across any type of network (LAN or WAN) for VDI scenarios.New Windows 8 App Deployment: Domain joined PCs and tablets running Windows 8 Enterprise will automatically be enabled to side-load internal, Windows 8 Windows 8 apps.In addition to these features, customers will get improvements to the fundamentals, including end-to-end security and better manageability. Businesses will also benefit from the immersive, personalized experience Windows 8 has to offer and the business tablets that will mean businesses no longer have to choose between the functionality of a tablet or the productivity of a PC. Microsoft Desktop Optimization PackIn addition to Windows 8 Enterprise, Software Assurance customers also have the ability to subscribe to MDOP. MDOP helps enterprise customers take advantage of desktop virtualization, manage Windows features, and restore user productivity after a system issue. We have recently announced User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), which allows individuals to change their device and keep their experience without reconfiguring applications or settings in Windows 7 or Windows 8. UE-V will be part of a future version of MDOP. Also, we just announced App-V 5.0 which allows virtually any application to be available anywhere and DaRT which enables you to restore your user productivity quickly. UE-V, App-V, and DaRT are available in Beta for testing with Windows 8 today.Enhancing the Windows Benefits in Software AssuranceAs we reimagine Windows 8, we’re also enhancing our Software Assurance (SA) benefits to meet the needs of today’s workforce. I know you all see firsthand how technology has influenced the way people work and how employees need to stay connected to their data, apps and other people from anywhere, at any time, from a range of devices. We will be making improvements to Software Assurance for Windows that provides business customers with better ways to enable these flexible work styles. So let’s take a look at some of the details of the new licensing benefits. After Windows 8 Enterprise becomes available, Software Assurance customers will have the following new use rights:Windows To Go Use Rights: Windows To Go will allow companies to support Bring Your Own PC scenarios and will give employees who need to work from home more secure access to their full corporate environment. With Windows To Go use rights under Software Assurance, an employee will be able to use Windows To Go on any PC licensed with SA for Windows or Windows VDA.We will also update the existing SA for Windows and VDA roaming rights to include Windows To Go (WTG) rights for working from home or on the road. Companion Device Licensing:Windows RT Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) Rights: When used as a companion device by the primary user of a Software Assurance for Windows licensed PC, company owned Windows RT devices will automatically receive extended VDA rights. These rights will provide access to a full VDI image running in the datacenter which will make Windows RT a great complementary tablet option for business customers.Windows Companion Subscription License (CSL), an optional Add-On to SA for Windows or VDA, that enables BYOD scenarios. For customers who want to provide full flexibility for their employees to access their Windows desktop across devices, the Windows CSL Add-On will allow the user of an SA or VDA licensed device to access their desktop from up to four additional devices through either VDI or WTG from anywhere, on or off premise. The CSL provides a simpler, more cost-effective option with greater flexibility instead of separately licensing each device with VDA.Simpler: Witha single-user based license, each device will not need to be separately licensed with VDA or SAMore Cost Effective: Final pricing has not been announced but will cost less than a single VDA licenseGreater Flexibility: The Windows CSLCovers any employee owned device and/or any corp-owned non-x86 device (regardless of the OS they are running) and provides access through either VDI or WTG  Mobile Device Management Cloud-based mobile device managementusing Windows Intune (optional add-on for EA customers)
  • Talk Track: Professional Grade ServicesNot only does Windows 8 Pro provide all the key features businesses need, but it also allows you to be eligible for professional grade offerings that provide new levels of time and cost efficiency as well as productivity, security and scalability that some growing businesses demand.Some of the key Professional Grade Offerings you will be eligible for as a Windows 8 Pro user include:Windows IntuneWindows Intune provides PC and mobile device management, security features, up-to-dateprotection from malware, updates, as well as the ability distribute licensed software and deliver remote assistance all from one single, integrated Web tool. In addition, subscribers get upgrade license to the latest version of Windows, helping to keep your Windows-based PCs up-to-date and secure from virtually anywhere. Volume LicensingWindows Volume Licensing offers savings for small business withbetween 5 to 250 PCs. These Microsoft Volume Licensing programs provide convenience and flexibility for small organizations:Open Value: Optimal for organizations that want to standardize their IT infrastructure and maximize their investment with Software Assurance. You can also upgrade at any time—no need to track versions or open new agreements.Open Value Subscription: Get the benefits of Open Value with lower up-front costs and the ability to increase or decrease license count on an annual basis to accommodate changes in desktop PC count.Open License: Entry-level program that allows you to start using software immediately and pay as you go. Software AssuranceWith Software Assurance for Windows we enable our business customers to implement new flexible workstyle scenarios, including working on the road, working from home, working with multiple corporate devices or bringing your own personal device into the Enterprise. Software Assurance gives you unique access to elements that can boost employee productivity and provide you with flexible upgrade options with predictable costs – all in one cost-effective program which includes: Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 Enterprise features include all the capabilities that customers get with Windows 8 Pro, plus premium features designed to provide the mobile productivity, security, manageability and virtualization needs of today’s large businesses. Software Assurance for Windows gives customers unique access to the premium features in Windows 8 Enterprise.Microsoft Desktop Optimization PackIn addition to Windows 8 Enterprise, Software Assurance customers also have the ability to subscribe to MDOP. MDOP helps enterprise customers take advantage of desktop virtualization, manage Windows features, and restore user productivity after a system issue. Unique access to professional grade services like these is just one more reason why moving to Windows 8 Pro is the right decision for business…(segue to next slide)
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  • Conclusion:Simply put, Windows 8 Pro provides you a faster, simpler, and better way to do it all by delivering more security, control, flexibility, and balance. All while giving you a better way to connect, a faster way to get it done and a simpler way to manage it all. Windows 8 Pro is truly built for business and compatible with life.Thank you and what additional questions can we answer?
  • Windows 8: For Small and Medium Business

    1. 1. Geoffrey Whidden, Manager of Networking Services Geoffrey.Whidden@BCGSystems.com Windows 8: For Small and Medium Business
    2. 2. Agenda Business Needs Windows 8 Pillars What’s New in Windows 8 Demo Windows 8 Features Upgrade Scenarios/Considerations Next Steps Q&A
    3. 3. The growing needs of small and medium businesses Balance work and life Work smarter Stay connected and mobile Stay in control Improved security Increase competitive advantage Easier technology management Technology that just works
    4. 4. Windows 8: Built for business, compatible with life.
    5. 5. Windows 8 Pillars Built for business, compatible with life. Windows reimagined Get it all done Keep everything connected Protect your business Take control
    6. 6. Built on a solid foundation The new Start screen Touch, keyboard and mouse Familiar Windows desktop All the apps you want Windows Store Cloud-connected Wide range of hardware Windows reimagined
    7. 7. Touch, keyboard and mouse Thinner, lighter, faster Longer battery life Advanced security Sensors and extensibility Tablets and convertibles Notebooks, desktops and all-in-ones Amazing new hardware choices
    8. 8. Windows 8 Pro: Fast, fluid, personalized.
    9. 9. Get it all done With Windows 8 Pro, you don’t have to sacrifice performance, security, or flexibility. You get it all in a personalized experience which allows you to choose how to work.
    10. 10. Get it all done With Windows 8 Pro, you don’t have to sacrifice performance, security, or flexibility. You get it all in a personalized experience which allows you to choose how to work. Get tablet mobility without sacrificing security, performance and power Continue to work efficiently with familiar Windows 7 or built-in apps Familiar, new and popular apps from the Windows Store on your PCs and tablets Use touch or mouse and keyboard, whichever method works best Great experience across tablets, laptops, & desktops
    11. 11. Windows 8 Pro keeps it all at your fingertips wherever and whenever you need it. Keep everything connected
    12. 12. Windows 8 Pro keeps it all at your fingertips wherever and whenever you need it. Tiles give you real time updates on mail, messages, and people Work fast and more secure from virtually anywhere with Mobile Broadband, Wi-Fi and VPN clients Access your PC, files, apps and media from virtually anywhere with Remote Desktop Work on the road using offline server files Keep everything connected
    13. 13. One of your main concerns is securing information and privacy, and Windows 8 Pro gives you more peace of mind. Protect your business
    14. 14. One of your main concerns is securing information and privacy, and Windows 8 Pro gives you more peace of mind. Trusted boot helps ensure your device is secure every time it starts up BitLocker helps you protect your data even if your device is lost or stolen Feel more secure no matter where you or your information goes with BitLocker To Go Download and browse with confidence thanks to Internet Explorer 10, Windows Defender and SmartScreen Protect your business
    15. 15. Managing your company’s technology needs has never been simpler. Windows 8 Pro lets you easily manage user settings, updates, and security options on all of your devices. Take control
    16. 16. Managing your company’s technology needs has never been simpler. Windows 8 Pro lets you easily manage user settings, updates, and security options on all of your devices. Connect to business networks easily with Domain Join Take control of tablets, laptops, desktops and user settings using Group Policy With one easy click, reset tablets, laptops, & desktops to manufacturer settings Designed to deploy and work right alongside your Windows 7 systems Eligible for professional grade services like Windows Intune and Volume Licensing Take control
    17. 17. Still on Windows XP?
    18. 18. Your business deserves better than Windows XP Support ends April 8, 2014 Third-generation old technology Higher service and support costs Higher security risks
    19. 19. Why switch from Windows 7?
    20. 20. A better Windows 7 than Windows 7 Faster boot times Longer battery life Better performance More secure Faster Wi-Fi reconnection Multi-monitor improvements More powerful file explorer with ribbon UI Improved task manager Plus other new benefits of Windows 8…
    21. 21. Multiple ways to buy Windows 8 Pro New PC or tablet Windows 8 Pro software Pro Pack Volume Licensing Windows Intune
    22. 22. Windows RT: The newest member of the Windows family.
    23. 23. Windows RT Hardware and software innovation Runs Windows Store apps and new Windows 8 LOB apps Integrated desktop apps only Includes Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview Connected and very secure by design Managed via cloud-based tools
    24. 24. When buying Windows 8 choose the Windows 8 Pro edition for businesses Windows 8 Pro is the right edition for small business
    25. 25. When buying Windows 8 choose the Windows 8 Pro edition for businesses Windows 8 Pro is the right edition for small business
    26. 26. When buying Windows 8 choose the Windows 8 Pro edition for businesses Windows 8 Pro is the right edition for small business
    27. 27. When buying Windows 8 choose the Windows 8 Pro edition for businesses Windows 8 Pro is the right edition for small business
    28. 28. When buying Windows 8 choose the Windows 8 Pro edition for businesses Windows 8 Pro is the right edition for small business
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    32. 32. You are eligible for professional grade offerings with Windows 8 Pro Professional grade offerings Windows Intune Easily manage and help secure tablets, laptops, desktops and phones from one web console Volume Licensing upgrades and Software Assurance The most cost effective way to upgrade your existing PCs with the latest version of Windows VL is designed for companies needing 5 or more licenses Windows 8 Enterprise and MDOP
    33. 33. Next Step: Contact Geoffrey Whidden for a personalized discussion around Windows 8 and your environment. Geoffrey Whidden Geoffery.Whidden@bcgsystems.com (330) 864-4816, ext. 1509

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