Windows 8.1 does a lot more than bring back the Start button. These 10 features may give it a much-needed popularity boost with enterprise users.
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Here's a nice one for the BYOD era: Windows 8.1 makes it easier for companies to mark which content on a user's device is theirs, and then wipe the data -- without touching any personal content -- when their business relationship with the user ends. An enterprise can identify corporate data, encrypt it and later wipe it using the Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) or EAS + OMA-DM protocol.
This feature must be implemented in both the client and server application (Mail + Exchange Server). The client app decides whether to delete the corporate data or simply make it inaccessible. For Microsoft, this remote removal tool is a smart play that may boost today's weak demand for Windows-based tablets in the enterprise.
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