Yeah it's crap isn't it. I was expecting 8.1 to be the Windows everyone can use to do real stuff, not just for piddling with on a tablet.
A friend has been battling with Win8, she's more knowledgeable than me but has failed to prevent the Skype app taking over from her other computers and allowing all and sundry to contact her.
I admit I have no direct experience, but nothing I have heard suggests Win8 is an enterprise-class OS (or anything I want to expose myself to). Microsoft should have called it "Windows for Tablets" and not marketed it on the desktop.