Windows RT - enterprise

  • Windows on ARMLast week, I was at the Snapdragon Summit in Maui where the company announced several new products including a few laptops that run Windows that are based on an ARM processor. The devices, one by ASUS and the other by HP, are a glimpse into the future of computing but both the vendors and Microsoft have a lot of work ahead of them.

  • Windows on ARMThere have been rumors for the past several years that Windows Server would be coming to ARM. - Today, March 8, that rumor became an acknowledged reality, Microsoft officials said that the company is committed to use ARM chips in machines running its cloud services, as its officials told Bloomberg.

  • Windows on ARMSummary: Users with ARM-based Windows RT devices can now try Microsoft's RemoteApp service to access remotely line-of-business apps.

  • Windows on ARMBusinesses have been shy about making the switch to Windows 8.1, and that goes double for bringing the less capable Windows 8.1 RT into the mix. Even so, Microsoft isn't shy about reaching out to businesses and their IT departments to let them know why Windows RT 8.1 and the Surface 2 combine to make the perfect office companion, and the company has posted a blog outlining the reasons why it feels that businesses should be excited about it.

  • Windows on ARMHello, Jeff ‘the dude’ Stokes back with a post to help you fully utilize that BYOD experience. That of course would be the Windows Surface RT and Windows Surface 2 tablets. They have a place and that place is Modern Apps. But what about legacy x86 apps you say? You can run those too via RemoteApp, and as Montell Jordan would say…this is how we do it.

  • Windows on ARMIf you're running the Windows RT 8.1 Preview, Outlook 2013 RT is now available to add to your collection of Office 2013 apps loaded as part of the operating system update. The client is mostly unchanged from the version of Outlook available as part of Office 2013 for x86 machines, although a number of enterprise features have been removed.

  • Windows on ARMThe recent Wave-D release of the Windows Intune service and the release of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 enables enterprise management of the Windows RT devices for customers using the Intune standalone management service or System Center Configuration Manager who have obtained a Windows Intune subscription for the management of mobile devices.

  • Windows on ARMFile this one in the "sources said" folder. But I've now heard from three of my contacts that Microsoft has completed and is testing internally a version of Outlook that runs on Windows RT-based devices.

  • Windows on ARMAlong with the recent release of Windows 8 Microsoft also released Windows RT which is pretty much Windows 8 designed to operate on ARM based processors. For consumers the most obvious difference of this OS is the lack of ability to run legacy software. In enterprises however the biggest missing feature is that this OS is not joinable to a domain and thus cannot be configured using Group Policy.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft could struggle to sell Windows RT into enterprises, if the opinions on a recent customer panel are anything to go by.
     

  • Windows on ARMEnterprises are leaning towards adoption of full Intel-based Windows 8 devices, rather than lighter-weight Windows RT devices running on ARM processors. At a press event in London earlier this week, a customer panel made up of representatives from BT, Poste Italiane and the Dutch Public Prosecution Service all said that they were unlikely to invest in Windows RT.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft has insisted that Windows RT is enterprise ready, claiming that the light version is "very similar" to the full Windows 8 operating system. Speaking at a Windows 8 press event, the vendor said it wanted businesses to embrace the RT version as it offered "additional choice" for enterprises.

  • Windows on ARMBundled apps on Surface RT cannot be used for work without tying them to another Office license, Microsoft confirms - Microsoft confirmed Wednesday that owners of Windows RT hardware, including the company's own Surface RT, must acquire a commercial license for Office 2013 to use those devices' bundled Office apps at and for work.

  • Windows on ARMWhen Microsoft unveiled its Surface tablet earlier this year, it looked impressive, but left us with few details. This week, Microsoft invited a select group of tech writers for a closer look behind the curtain, and began taking pre-orders for the device that will be available as of October 26. As anxious as some are to get a hold of the new Windows RT tablet, though, there are a few good reasons businesses might think twice.

  • Windows on ARMSummary: Looking to buy tablets to roll out to your business? Now that Windows RT is off and running, is that a better bet than the iPad...? - The floodgates are almost open - we can buy Surface tablets running Windows RT today, and very soon we'll be able to buy Windows RT tablets from the other vendors.

  • Windows on ARMThe recently updated Microsoft System Center 2012 can provide IT managers with new features and capabilities through interoperability with Windows Intune, the Redmond-based software giant announced.

  • Windows on ARMSummary: The early 2013 of Microsoft's Windows Intune, plus System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1, are keys to the ARM-based device management kingdom.

  • Windows on ARMMany writers and manufacturers say Windows 8 Pro tablets are for business and Windows RT (Runtime) tablets are for consumers. Although there's some merit to this pigeon-holing, pigeons can live in many locations. CIOs shouldn't write off Windows RT for business.

  • Windows on ARMSOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft has given developers a preview of the enterprise features of Windows 8 RT, the ARM-based version of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system.
     

  • Windows on ARMAn IDC analyst says x86 architecture devices would be more compatible with existing Windows environments for businesses. With ARM, Windows 8 devices "might as well be an iPad," said Paul Gillen, IDC program vice president for system software research.


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Windows on ARM - Windows RT