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Emirates

Positive experiences are soaring for Emirates customers. HP ElitePad 900 tablets running Windows 8 and a new, mission-critical app are making it easier to meet passenger needs whilst monitoring cabin crew performance.

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Sheraton Hotels and Resorts

Question: how does a luxury hotel chain enhance its five-star customer service and get social media to work harder for the business? Answer: with the latest Windows operating system on all-In-one PCs and tablets…

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Delta Air Lines

At Delta, the standard, arm-lengthening 38lb pilot’s flight bag stuffed with manuals and charts has been replaced by the 1.49lb Surface 2 RT. The result? Annual fuel savings of $4.2m and some very happy pilots.


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Windows 8.1 Devices

It’s wonderful that there are now so many innovative Windows devices for you and your teams to choose from, but which ones will best suit what your staff actually do? Based on your industry and the devices your professional peers have chosen, we’ve made three recommendations below. Or you can browse the entire range.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

Designed to take some hard knocks.

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Dell Venue 8 Pro

A commercial tablet that’ll serve you really well as a laptop replacement.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2

The powerful heart of a laptop and the body of a tablet.

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Hotels.com

Find and securely book 150,000+ hotels throughout 200 countries

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Build your own app

If you want a bespoke app that’s absolutely right for the job, sometimes it’s necessary to tailor an existing app or even create a new one from scratch.

That’s no problem. At Microsoft we’ll work with you to build a line-of-business app that perfectly fits the bill. We can guide you through the entire process: helping to identify key needs, creating the correct architecture and implementing the supporting infrastructure for deployment on the new Windows 8.1 platform.

Just tell us what you want and together we can make your app work.

Packed with features, Windows 8.1 brings together everything you do

Whether it’s putting a new line-of-business app through its paces, accessing data from anywhere, or optimising team performance in and out of the field, Windows 8.1 has it all. You get the enterprise-grade solutions you need for the efficient and secure management of all personal devices across your organisation. Meanwhile, your staff get the intuitive Windows experience they love.

  • DirectAccess allows your users to seamlessly access resources inside a corporate network remotely without having to launch a separate VPN.
  • Your IT administrator can also use DirectAccess to keep your remote users' PCs up-to-date by applying the latest policies and software updates.
  • Windows To Go helps your business address a wide range of mobility requirements, allowing your employees to travel light.
  • Available to customers with Software Assurance, Windows To Go is your own fully manageable, corporate image installed on a bootable certified USB drive.
  • AppLocker restricts the files and apps that your users or groups can run on a PC, increasing the security of each device and the data it holds.

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Resources

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‘Meet the new Windows’ training brochure

It doesn’t take much training to make the very most of Windows 8.1 and this clear, straightforward brochure will help achieve that – quickly putting staff at their ease, whether they’re using touch, mouse, keyboard or all three.

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Quick Guide for Business

What can you do from the Start screen? How do you access and manage apps? What are the top tips for navigation? How do you multitask and get more done? The handy Windows 8.1 Quick Guide for Business has all the answers.

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Forrester 2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends

Has BYOD peaked? What are the key smartphone apps? Do employees use mobile devices for work more at home or in a public place..? By delivering the answers to such questions this paper from Forrester Research will help to inform your own organisation’s mobile workforce strategy.


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Empowering Enterprise Mobility – Identity, Management, Data Protection

Nobody said being in IT was easy. And now they have to deal with the increased use of mobile devices, a proliferation of apps, and users' expectations to access company data from virtually anywhere. IT needs a reliable, complete and efficient solution that takes a people-centric approach to the management of users, their devices and the protection of corporate data. Microsoft has solutions to help organisations harness the power of enterprise mobility, without unnecessary risk or complexity.

How can IT provide a consistent and personalised experience for users across a wide range of devices? How does IT help to keep corporate information protected? How are these two requirements achieved without adding unrealistic cost and complexity to the business? Microsoft has solutions to enable enterprise mobility:

  • Hybrid Identity Management
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Access and Information Protection
  • Desktop Virtualization

Microsoft recently announced the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), which is the comprehensive cloud solution to address your consumerisation of IT, BYOD, and cloud SaaS challenges. The suite is the most cost effective way to acquire all of the included cloud services: Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Azure Rights Management.

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