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Prepare Now for the Next User Experience

With the Windows 8 Consumer Preview in the field, it's time to reimagine how your organization takes advantage of the new world of mobility, connectivity, data security and management.


Editor's Note: Ready for a Future of Device Independence?

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is a major milestone that serves as a wake-up call for those organizations still running on Windows XP.


Download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Download a stand-alone version for x86 or x64 systems to explore the new features and the new touch-optimized interface.

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Springboard Series for Windows 8 on TechNet

Access top resources for IT pros, including product guides, FAQs, forums and blogs.


Explore Windows 8

Find out what's new in Windows 8 and get an overview of key features for IT professionals.

Window 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide

The Windows 8 User Experience


Learn about Internet Explorer 10

Find technical overviews, answers to common questions, and information about new and updated Group Policy settings.

Internet Explorer 10 FAQ for IT Professionals


First Things First

If your organizaton is still on Windows XP, the best way to prepare for Windows 8 is to move to Windows 7.

Windows XP End of Support - 4/8/2014

Plan for Windows 7

Deliver and Deploy Windows 7

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