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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.
The Windows Store has only just opened to pay-for applications, but already there's a mix of modern-style and desktop applications in the productivity section. Apps include the touch-based note-taking tool OneNote MX as well as a mix of file management and time-keeping tools.
Windows 8's multimonitor support means you can have modern-style applications and the Start screen on one monitor, and a traditional desktop on the other — and just drag and drop modern apps from screen to screen to switch between the two.