Windows 8.1 (codenamed Blue) is an upgrade for Windows 8, a version of Windows NT, a computer operating system released by Microsoft. First unveiled and released as a public beta in June 2013, it was released to manufacturing on August 27, 2013, and reached general availability on October 17, 2013, almost a year after the retail release of its predecessor. Windows 8.1 is available free of charge for retail copies of Windows 8 and Windows RT users via the Windows Store.
Windows 8.1 adds a multitude of functionalities that just allow users pick the right version that suits their needs. Windows 8.1, was available in four different editions: Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 Core, Windows 8.1 Pro, and Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition. Windows RT 8.1 is only for OEMs, so you won’t be able to install it on your own.
Windows 8.1 Enterprise edition available through Windows Software Assurance includes all the capabilities of Windows 8.1 Pro, plus premium features such as Windows To Go, DirectAccess, BranchCache, AppLocker, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Windows 8 app deployment.
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Features
- Workplace Join
Administrators can grant access to corporate resources and enforce some corporate policy compliance for computers not joined to a Windows domain.
- Work Folders
Users and applications can synchronize data from a device to corporate-managed servers.
- Open Mobile Association Device Management
Support for OMA-DM API enable management of Windows 8.1 by third-party mobile device management agents.
- Mobile Device Company Portal
Device can enroll with Windows Intune through a company portal for access to applications, data, and device management.
- NFC Tap-to-Pair Printing
Mobile device can read a near-field communication (NFC) tag or label on printer to configure and print.
- Wi-Fi Direct Printing
Create a Wi-Fi peer-to-peer connection between a device and a printer to enable printing directly to it.
- Native Miracast Wireless Display
Wireless connection to displays and projectors using NFC and Miracast, a new standard for device to projector or monitor connections.
- Improved Virtual Private Network (VPN) Support
Increased support for third-party VPN clients, and ability for applications to automatically set up a VPN connection.
- Mobile Broadband
Support for data connections on embedded wireless radio.
- Broadband Tethering
Turn device into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Remote Business Data Removal
Corporate content on a device can be selectively marked, encrypted, and wiped.
- Improved Biometrics
End-to-end biometric authentication (sign in, remote access, User Account Control), common fingerprint enrollment.
- Pervasive Device Encryption
Device encryption previously found on Windows RT and Windows Phone available on all Windows editions.
- Malware Resistance
Defender can monitor network behavior to detect malware, and Internet Explorer 11 scans binary extensions before execution.
- Assigned Access
Enable a single application to be the only application that can run on a device (kiosks, exams).
- Variable Snap-view Sizing
Applications can be resized on the display with up to three applications at the same time.
- Boot to Desktop
Boot directly to the Windows (classic) desktop rather than the Start screen.
- Desktop and Start Screen
Better support for mouse and keyboard, and more tile variety.
- Windows To Go
IT organizations can create a fully manageable corporate Windows 8.1 desktop on a bootable external USB drive. The drive can be used to support Bring Your Own Device scenarios or be given to contingent staff to access the corporate environment without compromising security.
- Start Screen Control
IT departments can now control the layout of the Start screen on company-issued devices to ensure key apps are easily accessible. IT departments can also prevent users from customizing their Start screen to ensure consistency across individual workgroups or the entire company.
Users can seamlessly access resources inside a corporate network remotely without having to launch a separate VPN. Also, IT administrators can keep remote users’ PCs up-to-date by applying the latest policies and software updates.
Employees in branch offices no longer need to download content multiple times across their Wide Area Network (WAN) as BranchCache caches files, websites and other content from central servers locally on hosted cache servers or PCs.
- Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
Users will enjoy a rich desktop experience and 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, thanks to enhancements in Microsoft RemoteFX and Windows Server 2012.
IT organizations can create a more secure environment by restricting the files and apps that users or groups can run on a PC, increasing the security of the device and the data it holds.
- Windows Enterprise Side-Loading
Internal Windows apps can be side-loaded on domain-joined PCs and tablets running Windows 8.1 Enterprise.
- Software Name: Windows 8.1 Enterprise
- Developers: Microsoft
- License: Free Trial
- Latest Version: 8.1 with Update (v6.3.9600) Eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 (v10.0.10240) added on October 13, 2015
- Setup Type: ISO Bootable Image
- Installer: Install Offline / Full Standalone Setup
- Compatibility: 32 Bit (x86) / 64 Bit (x64)
- File Size: 32 bit (2.7 GB), 64 bit (3.7 GB)
- Memory (RAM): 2 GB of RAM required
- Disk space needed for installation: 20 GB
- CPU (Processor): 1GHz Processor or faster
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