View Your Windows 8 BitLocker Recovery Key in Your Microsoft Account

One of the new features in Windows 8 for BitLocker is the ability to backup your BitLocker recovery key to a Microsoft account. During the process before encryption begins, a user is prompted for a location to make a backup copy of the recovery key. Save to your Microsoft account has been added along with save to a file and print the recovery key.

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New Windows 8 Group Policy – Prohibit connection to non-domain networks when connected to domain authenticated network

“Prohibit connection to non-domain networks when connected to domain authenticated network” is a new setting available in Windows 8 Group Policy. In the Windows 8 GPMC, the policy is located in Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Network > Windows Connection Manager > Prohibit connection to non-domain networks when connected to domain authenticated network.


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View Passwords in Windows 8 Password Fields

While loading Windows 8 Server into VM, I noticed a symbol that looked like a fermata at the end of the password field when I started typing in a password.  Well, of course, my first inclination is, “what the heck is that?”  And, of course, I just kept going.  I noticed it again when the login screen came up and decided to click on it.  It looks like the fermata is actually supposed to be an eye…  clicking on it revealed my password.  Cool!  I think… Continue reading