Windows 8 (MSFT) receives a big vote of confidence from the DoD, which says it will deploy the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Windows 8 (MSFT) receives a big vote of confidence from the DoD, which says it will deploy the OS as part of a massive deal with Microsoft that covers nearly 75% of its ~450K personnel. Many enterprises and institutions have declared themselves uninterested in adopting Win. 8, whose new UI makes many IT departments uneasy. However, some IT security experts have argued the OS' new features, such as Refresh and Secure Boot, will make it more secure than Win. 7. Office 2013 and SharePoint are also covered by the deal. (PR) (Argus downgrade)