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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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TASKS

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

Create an application inventory and assess compatibility

Tools: Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)

Explore deployment options

Prepare for deployment

Tools: Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)    |   Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

Conduct a pilot or proof of concept

Tools: Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)    |   Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)