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Windows 8 jump start

Applies to: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

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.

Module 1:
tips and tricks for IT pros

See what's new in Windows 8 for the IT professional


See what's new in Windows 8 for the IT pro from the user interface and keyboard shortcuts to the Windows App Store and Internet Explorer 10.

Download this module (2.66 GB)

Module 3:
Access to Windows

Explore virtualization scenarios for Windows 8


Explore virtualization scenarios for Windows 8, specifically with regard to Windows To Go, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Client Hyper-V.

Download this module (1.73 GB)

Module 5:
Windows apps

Learn how to deploy and manage applications in Windows 8


Learn how to deploy applications in Windows 8, sideload apps for individual users or all users, and centrally manage apps once deployed.

Download this module (1.39 GB)

Module 2:
Windows 8 deployment

Learn how to customize and deploy Windows 8


Learn how to simplify Windows 8 planning and deployment, and ease your migration from earlier versions of Windows.

Download this module (1.76 GB)

Module 4:
anywhere productivity

Learn how to utilize key Windows 8 features and complementary technologies to enable users to be productive virtually anywhere


Explore Windows 8 mobility scenarios including providing consistent user experience across devices, virtual machines, and session-based desktops.

Download this module (2.02 GB)

Module 6:
recovery and security

Learn how to better control, secure, and manage Windows 8 PCs


Learn how to better control, secure, and manage Windows 8 PCs with BitLocker, UEFI, Secure Boot, and the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT).

Download this module (1.63 GB)

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