With the introduction of Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft splits its flagship OS into two distinct flavors. Examine the most important contrasts.
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Security differences between Windows RT and Windows 8 provide a clear example of how Microsoft is targeting Windows 8 Pro tablets at the enterprise. Windows RT has always-on device encryption to protect your data, but Windows 8 will not. Windows 8 Pro has advanced security features, however, including Microsoft's Encrypting File System (EFS) as well as BitLocker and BitLocker To Go drive encryption.
BitLocker To Go is particularly useful to enterprises with mobile workers who make frequent use of removable storage devices (e.g., USB flash drives). This feature extends BitLocker encryption to these devices and allows administrators to manage them via Windows' Group Policy feature.