In Pictures: 12 new network features in Windows 8

Microsoft’s new metro-style Start screen is getting all the buzz, but for IT administrators there are many new network-related features and changes in both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to be aware of.

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Network List gets a facelift

Microsoft gave the network list in Windows 8 and Server 2012 a facelift, seemingly to better match the new metro-style interface. When you click (or tap) on the network icon from the system tray, a solid colored window will pop out of the right side of the screen. Though horizontally about the same size as in previous Windows versions, vertically it’s larger and runs top to bottom.

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