Exam 70 - 687 Configuring Windows 8 Lab Manual by Microsoft Official Academic Course is a one - stop guide for the new Microsoft Windows 8. Microsoft Windows 8 is the updated version from Windows 7 of the number - one operating system in the market.Microsoft Windows 8 has been designed for use on desktops at home and in business, laptops, home theatre PCs and tablets. This new version of Windows OS is a complete re - imaging of Windows in the words of Microsoft itself. One of the most - visible changes has been the introduction of Metro technology, which is a never - seen - before user interface and a novel system of application that engages new APIs which are designed in a manner so as to work better on mobile devices and touch - enabled personal computers. There is however much more to this than the Metro interface. IT professionals will now have to learn how to perform critical Windows 8 tasks such as upgrading, installing and migrating to Windows 8. Malware protection and the management of updates, management and implementation of network connectivity, managing of access to resources, monitoring and maintaining Windows clients, supporting mobile devices, configuring backup and recovery and managing application compatibility are also very much needed.Microsoft Learning is fully equipped and ready for the next session of the Windows Operating System Certification program, which will cover the new version of the software, which is Windows 8. The exams are a good opportunity for the MS line to make the most of the brand - new software and brand - new certifications. Microsoft Learning has come up with a new set of questions and question types for its IT Professional certification exams. The examination will now include case studies, multiple - choice best answer questions, active screen questions and multiple - choice repeated scenario questions. All such questions have been included in the book's end - of - chapter assessments and its test banks in order to enable the reader to match up to the heightened level of the examination, the assessment questions and tests have been enhanced as well.Exam 70 - 687 Configuring Windows 8 Lab Manual is available in paperback. The book was published in 2013 by John Wiley and Sons.