Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Sep 2013 21:24 UTC
Windows

Starting today, we will extend availability of our current Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM builds to the developer and IT professional communities via MSDN and TechNet subscriptions. The Windows 8.1 RTM Enterprise edition will be available through MSDN and TechNet for businesses later this month.

Developers had been asking for this.

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RE[4]: Really not so bad
by novad on Tue 10th Sep 2013 14:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Really not so bad"
novad
Member since:
2010-06-10

Isn't that what Windows 8.1 is gonna do ?:


Honestly... I don't know... I havn't tested Windows 8.1, just 2012 R2.

I've heard that too (opt out + Start button).

IF this is true, it could be the missing key for business use. At least for me it'll be the moment I'll start to test deployment scenarios.

The other way to opt out of the UI is Windows Core. ;-)


For servers, yep... Especially with the new centralized management interface. This one is a sexy tool ;)

edit : Typos typos and typos again

Edited 2013-09-10 14:55 UTC

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RE[5]: Really not so bad
by Lennie on Tue 10th Sep 2013 15:00 in reply to "RE[4]: Really not so bad"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I've heard that too (opt out + Start button). [...] At least for me it'll be the moment I'll start to test deployment scenarios.


There are far more problems in Windows 8 than just these 2 things. So I don't see a reason to use Windows 8 for businesses on the PC.

Especially with the new centralized management interface. This one is a sexy tool ;)


Which is something I do not agree on, but that is very off topic.

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RE[6]: Really not so bad
by Nelson on Tue 10th Sep 2013 15:59 in reply to "RE[5]: Really not so bad"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Have you guys seen Azure Pack for on premise deployments? Makes managing and provisioning services as easy as they are on Windows Azure (includes the Management Portal and essentially on premise versions of all Azure services)

To me this greatly reduces the need to remote into any deployment.

I think its the future of Windows Server.

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