Windows to Go lets you run Windows 8 from a flash drive

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Microsoft revealed today that businesses will be able to offer employees a fully working and managed version of Windows 8 on a USB flash drive, using a feature dubbed Windows to Go.

It’s a potential boon (and nightmare) for IT managers, as they’ll be able to easily hand out bootable Windows 8 flash drives to any employee that will work exactly how they want, but it’s also yet another deployment strategy they’ll have to worry about.

Microsoft revealed Windows to Go in a Windows 8 product guide for businesses, which was released this morning several hours before its Windows 8 event in Barcelona. The document also points out that Windows on ARM devices won’t get some of the management features IT departments are used to, which will make them unsuitable for secured environments.

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