Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the SKU versions of Windows 8; Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 RT (for ARM processor-based hardware products). A few minutes after Microsoft made the announcement, it updated the blog post to also announce an Enterprise SKU for Windows 8.
Today on the official Windows Business blog, Microsofts went into more detail about what Windows 8 Enterprise would be like. Visser confirmed it will have all of the features that will be found in Windows 8 Pro plus some additional content that will be exclusive to the Enterprise edition.
Visser confirmed that the Enterprise SKU would include the new Windows To Go feature, which lets businesses allow its employees to take their desktop version of Windows 8 and store on a USB boot drive. That allows the employee to boot up his Windows 8 desktop from virtually any PC.
Other features include DirectAccess, which will allow Windows 8 Enterprise users to log in remotely to a local corporate network without having to log into a separate VPN. It will also have BranchCache that will cache files such as documents, websites and more from a business" server so that such content is not constantly being re-downloaded off a companys wide area network.
Windows 8 Enterprise will also have ways for businesses and IT customers to restrict access to apps or files via AppLocker, along with the ability to automatically side-load any internal Windows 8 Metro style apps. Devices such as tablets that are running on Windows RT will be able to get extended Virtual Desktop Access via Windows 8 Enterprise.