Microsoft's Jane Boulware, vice president and general manager of its U.S. Windows Commercial business, gave a keynote address to end the first day of MES on Sunday, April 28. She showed off Windows 8, Microsoft's newest operating system, and how it addresses many of the technology needs and budget challenges midmarket organizations are facing today. "It's not a ‘for' solution, it's an ‘and' solution," Boulware said. It offers no-compromise business tablets, new possibilities in mobile productivity, enhanced end-to-end security, virtualization and device management. It also presents Microsoft DirectAccess and automatic VPN, which, according to Boulware, is the ultimate win-win because it's easy for the user and reduces help desk costs for IT. Lastly, the security provisions address all malware concerns before they happen. "We at Microsoft are rethinking devices for all levels of enterprise," Boulware exclaimed.