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Windows To Go

Starting with Windows 7, Windows To Go is a feature of Windows Enterprise versions for people who bring their laptops to work. Windows To Go boots the PC into a company-configured Windows desktop from a USB or external storage drive. When first booted, it detects the required drivers for the machine's hardware and installs them. At the end of the day, the drive is removed, and the laptop reverts to its original state.

Only Certified USB Drives
Windows To Go disables the storage drive in the employee's machine, and only the USB or external drive is used. In addition, the Windows Store for downloading apps defaults to not available. USB drives require a minimum of 32GB and Windows To Go certification. See Windows 8 and BYOD.
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USB devices and Windows To Go features are two options for providing such an environment.
Windows To Go is an enterprise feature of Windows 8.
government and enterprise organizations looking to adopt a mobile device strategy with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation now have a Windows To Go option.
PocketVault USB 3X SSD can also be used as a separate, secondary secure data storage device with the SPYRUS Secure Pocket Drive that boots Windows Embedded Standard 7 or Linux, or with the Secure Portable Workplace and Portable Workplace Windows To Go Certified USB 3.
While standard certified Windows To Go devices feature BitLocker drive encryption, Imation's W500 workspace will incorporate valuable advanced security features to strengthen protection of critical data, while taking full advantage of the mobility and flexibility of Windows To Go.
The way we work has radically shifted in the past several years, from bring-your-own-device trends to an increasingly mobile workforce, and we are delighted to work with WD to help deliver the Windows To Go experience on My Passport Enterprise,' said Karri Alexion-Tiernan director of product marketing, Windows Enterprise, Microsoft.
The new Windows To Go feature in Windows 8 Enterprise will allow you put a clean install or an existing Windows 8 image onto a 32GB or higher USB thumb drive or a portable drive and boot it from another PC.
27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY), a leading provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) specializing in Cybersecurity and Telecommunications Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions, announced today that it is engaged with SPYRUS on two pilot programs using the SPYRUS WorkSafe Pro Microsoft Windows To Go [sup.
Windows To Go enables enterprises to provision a full corporate image on an external USB drive which users can boot and operate from almost any PC.
The IronKey Workspace lets organisations outfit mobile professionals with a secure, fast USB platform to run Windows To Go from a USB stick on multiple compatible PCs, an ideal solution for teleworkers, contractors and those implementing BYOD ( bring your own device ) strategies.
Windows to Go, which Microsoftunveiled last September, will run on PCs or other devices powered by Windows 7 or Windows 8.
IronKey Workspace for Windows To Go is the first of Imation's planned line of "PC on a Stick" mobile workspaces for government, enterprises, and BYOD strategies