With the recent leak of Windows 8, users have been digging in and seeing what new features they can find. One feature, called Portable Workspace, seems to give you a portable Windows 8 installation. There really isn’t much more in depth information, other than it requires at a minimum a 16 GB flash drive.
The addition of such a feature in Windows will ease document compatibility and application feature differences for information workers. It appears as though Microsoft is targeting the feature at Enterprise customers who may have several varied uses for portable versions of Windows. IT professionals will welcome the feature as it will empower them to quickly boot a copy of Windows 8 to diagnose any existing problems on the local PC installation. Information workers will be able to power up a copy of Windows 8 on a client’s PC with their own documents and workspace to securely and easily share any presentations or company data.