Microsoft delivers to testers Windows 8.1 Enterprise preview
Microsoft made available to testers the Enterprise version of its Windows 8.1 preview on July 30.
The Enterprise preview includes some of the business-focused features of Windows 8.1 that were not available in the Windows 8.1 preview, which Microsoft made available for download by any and all interested testers in late June.
Among the new features in the Windows 8.1 Enterprise preview build are:
- Windows To Go creator
- Start screen control
- Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
- Windows Enterprise side loading
Here's the full list of business-focused features Microsoft officials have said will be coming in Windows 8.1.
In a post to the Microsoft "Windows for Your Business" blog, officials noted that Windows 8.1 will remain under the same lifecycle policy as Windows 8, which means support will end on January 10, 2023.
Microsoft officials said earlier this summer that Windows 8.1 will be released to manufacturing by the end of August 2013. Officials still are declining to comment as to when existing Windows 8 users will be able to get their hands on the RTM bits.