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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Right-click for additional wireless controls

You'll find more features on the network list when right-clicking (or tapping and holding) on a network name. Here you can enable data usage tracking and connection metering, “forget” the network to remove saved password/credentials, and turn sharing on or off. If your laptop or mobile device has built-in or add-on wireless mobile broadband (3G/4G) capability, you'll also see these networks appear separately on the network list when detected. In addition to the Connect Automatically option, there’s also a Roam Automatically option.

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