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Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 delivers experiences users want, offers new possibilities for mobile productivity, and provides IT with a more secure, easy-to-manage infrastructure. Learn how to plan for, deploy, manage, and support Windows 8.1 in your organization.

Browse the lifecycle to find tools, step-by-step guides, and other resources to help you get started.

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Application compatibility   |   End user readiness   |   Licensing and volume activation   |   Networking   |   Performance and hardware compatibility
Security and control   |   Training and certification

Try Windows 8.1

Explore new and improved features

* Available only in Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Get answers to frequently asked questions

Find more answers on the Windows 8.1 TechNet forums >

Jump start your skills

Take advantage of free, online, fast-paced training courses designed specifically for experienced IT professionals with jobs that demand that they know how to best leverage the emerging features and technologies in Windows 8.1.

View all Windows 8.1 courses available through Microsoft Virtual Academy >

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