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Windows 8 comes with a new modern-style version of the familiar Remote Desktop tool. It's designed to support Virtual Desktops, as well as giving administrators access to servers from their desktops. There's touch support, as well as the ability to work with remote applications.
Windows 8 sees the end of the Aero transparent UI introduced with Vista. A new theme arrived with the final builds of Windows 8, bringing the Start menu and modern-style applications' flat look-and-feel to the desktop. The new, flatter, UI removes Aero's transparent window borders, making it easier to switch between traditional desktop applications and WinRT apps.
Microsoft's BitLocker drive encryption is now available to home and businesses users — it's a powerful tool that can encrypt whole disks or USB devices. IT administrators can push group policies to ensure device encryption — either directly through Active Directory, or indirectly through Exchange ActiveSync and the Windows 8 Mail client.