Microsoft Windows 8.1 – Supporting Windows 8.1: Installation and Applications

Windows 8.1 includes a number of new technologies relating to deployment including Windows To Go and the ability to natively boot from a virtual hard disk file. Windows 8.1 also includes new technologies for managing applications, such as Client Hyper-V, and a plethora of new group policy settings for IE 11. This course covers installation and migration strategies for Windows 8.1, and also covers application installation, management, and compatibility management for Windows 8.1 systems. This course is one of a series which cover the objectives for Microsoft Exam 70-688: Supporting Windows 8.1. This exam is a requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 8 certification.

Target Audience
IT professionals who configure or support Windows 8 in domain-based or peer-to-peer environments. This includes support personnel, consultants and IT generalists.


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Lesson Objectives

Microsoft Windows 8.1 – Supporting Windows 8.1: Installation and Applications


  • identify the operating requirements of Windows To Go
  • identify the methods of implementing virtualization in Windows 8.1
  • identify boot manager options when booting from a VHD
  • identify the usage scenarios for and benefits of using App-V
  • differentiate between update methods
  • identify new group policy settings for managing Internet Explorer 11
  • understand how to plan and design a Windows 8 installation strategy

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