Windows RT - enterprise

  • Windows on ARMJon Honeyball has serious doubts about how Microsoft is handling Windows on ARM - I'm having serious doubts about the way Microsoft is handling the ARM chipset family, which it called WOA (short for Windows On ARM) and is now officially called Windows RT.

  • Windows on ARMComputerworld - Tablets were clearly top of mind for the designers of Tablets were clearly top of mind for the designers of Windows 8. The Metro interface sacrifices usability on the PC, which suggests that Microsoft is focused on overtaking the iPad. This design choice was met with conjectures that Microsoft believed enterprises would favor Windows 8 tablets because they'd work in sync with Windows 8 on desktops and could be deployed and managed companywide with the same set of tools.

  • Windows on ARMIf you can't beat them, manage them. It's a strategy that has worked well for Microsoft in the past, and it is emerging as a key element in announcements last week about how Microsoft will license Windows 8 in all its variations, including the x86 consumer, Professional and Enterprise editions, the embedded Windows RT and the cloud-based Windows Intune.

  • Windows on ARMSummary: I'd thought Windows 8 tablets one shot at the business market because IT administrators could deploy and manage them with Active Directory. Guess what? They're not supporting Active Directory on them.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft can perform a type of network access control on Windows RT devices as a way to protect corporate networks from harm these devices might inflict if put to corporate use, making them a cut above iPads and Android tablets in this regard.

  • Windows on ARMComputerworld - Microsoft may have simply run out of time with Windows RT, an analyst said today. Windows RT, the name Microsoft slapped on the OS earlier this week after calling it "Windows on ARM," or WOA, for months, is the forked version of Windows 8 designed to run on devices powered by ARM SoCs, or system-on-a-chip.

  • Windows on ARMDevices running Windows RT (or Windows 8 on ARM hardware) can be used for both personal and business purposes, even while organizational control is maintained over application access, Microsoft explained today.

  • Windows on ARMThere's been a debate raging for the past few months among Microsoft watchers and enthusiasts about how and if Microsoft planned to allow businesses to manage Windows on ARM tablets and PCs.

  • Windows on ARMComputerworld - Omissions from the feature set of Windows RT are making analysts increasingly skeptical that enterprises will gravitate toward tablets running the new forked version of Windows.

  • Windows on ARMAt the Microsoft Management Summit, company executives have been talking up Microsoft's "bring your own device" strategy, noting how much work has gone into making it possible for companies to deploy line-of-business apps to mobile platforms. The problem is ensuring that devices that connect to corporate systems are secure enough to touch sensitive data without intruding too deeply into what employees can do with their own devices—especially ones that don't fit easily into the enterprise domain.

  • Windows on ARMAs Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview today, it also published a product guide for business users of the operating system. In the guide, it was revealed that the ARM-based version of Windows 8 will lack some of the management features available to the version running on PCs—a limitation that may make the mobile version of the operating system a little less attractive to large enterprises out of the gate.

  • Windows on ARMWindows on ARM to help Microsoft get foothold in tablet market - Analyst firm Telstye is predicting that Windows 8 will give tablets a stronger foothold in conservative enterprises that until now have been wary of the form factor, at the same time as it gives Microsoft an in in the tablet market.

  • Windows on ARMSince last week's announcements around WOA, Microsoft's implementation of Windows on the ARM platform, there's been a lot of focus on the consumer, and how the design decisions affect them and their experience. But how do those decisions work for the enterprise – and could the enterprise, Microsoft's core audience, be the reason for them? Let's take the opportunity to make a little informed speculation...

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Windows on ARM - Windows RT