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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Wireless connection options

You'll also find a new feature on the top of the network list: Airplane mode, which like on mobile devices will disable all wireless communications when turning on — obviously more useful on laptops and mobile devices. Though the functionality of the network list remains similar to previous Windows versions, there have been some features changes and improvements. Once you successfully connect to a network, you'll see a differently worded prompt asking if it's a private/work or public network.

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