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Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 by Joli Ballew

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Chapter 3. Configure network connectivity

In almost all instances and scenarios, using a computer to complete tasks involves connecting to a network of some sort, even if it’s just to access the Internet or back up your work someplace other than your own PC. In many cases, it’s a local area network in a small business, and the resources are configured as a workgroup. In homes, networked computers are often configured as homegroups. The purpose of both of these types of networks is frequently to share an Internet connection and files, folders, printers, and other resources. In both cases and in nearly all scenarios, the users control their own data and manage resources locally.

In other scenarios, a network is the foundation for an enterprise, complete ...

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