Windows 8.1 Update: Refining the Windows Experience

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Improvements for business customers

Microsoft also introduced several key improvements for businesses, such as Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer (EMIE) and extended Mobile Device Management (MDM). EMIE enables Internet Explorer 8 compatibility on Internet Explorer 11 so companies can run existing Web-based apps seamlessly on Windows 8.1 devices. And with extended MDM, Microsoft is introducing additional policy settings that can be managed with whatever MDM solution an enterprise chooses, including whitelisting or blacklisting Windows Store apps and websites.

Microsoft recently announced two important updates to the Windows platform: Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update.

With the current generation of Windows, Microsoft made a pretty big bet on touch and mobility. Along with building on top of the strong foundation in Windows 7, it also introduced a brand-new approach to the Windows user experience that brought touch to the forefront. Since the original introduction of Windows 8 in 2012, it has been continuously refining the experience, and making steady progress.

Last fall, less than a year after it shipped Windows 8, it released Windows 8.1 – bringing a large set of customer-driven improvements including the return of the Start button, tutorials, more personalization options, the ability to boot to desktop, improvements to multi-tasking and more.

The Windows 8.1 Update delivers a collection of refinements designed to give people a more familiar and convenient experience across touch, keyboard and mouse inputs. It also brings improvements for business customers, really accelerates opportunity for developers, and enables device makers to offer lower-cost devices.

 

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