Windows 8.1 (aka Windows Blue) introduces some controversial features. The blogosphere was lit up on talks of the reintroduction of a Start button, the notion that 8.1 will be free, and more.
Seen as a highly positive new feature, is the ability to boot Windows 8.1 to desktop. I.E., skip the metro / modern interface when signing in. This is being lauded as the solution to lack of enterprise adoption as well as consumer confusion.
Our question at the moment: Is this really impactful?
Here’s what the Taskbar and Navigation properties section allowing configuration of the feature:
Our theory at the moment is that most users aren’t rebooting or completely signing out often enough to have this be of impact. What we see more often is that instead, users are unlocking their machines as a result of having:
In other words, we’re only seeing that this features affects users coming into a fresh sign-in.
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