- A Windows to Go creator tool. Windows to Go allows admins to create fully bootable Windows drives allowing employees to port their desktops from PC to PC.
- Start screen controls that allow admins to control the layout and make sure important corporate apps are easily seen.
Direct Access, which allows remote users to access corporate resources without tapping into a VPN.
- BranchCache, which allows frequently-accessed data to be "cached" in branch offices without the need to constantly re-download it.
Virtual Desktop (VDI), which allows users to tap into the power of a Windows Server 2012 to remotely render graphics, use touch devices and USB peripherals without a powerful local client.
- Apps can now be side-loaded onto PCs, and the client can be locked down to run only apps and files selected by the admin.
A list of other business-specific features is here, Microsoft said.
Microsoft rode an early wave of corporate client adoption, reporting healthy growth in its Windows division soon after the launch of Windows 8. With the new enterprise features, Microsoft is undoubtedly hoping that hope its key corporate customers remain interested.