A virtual private network (VPN) is a point-to-point connection across a private or public network, such as the Internet. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it is directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network.
To make VPN profile management easier for end user, there is a new intuitive modern user interface to manage VPN profiles in Windows 8.1. This new interface resides in PC Settings and provides a unified experience to create, edit and remove native as well as 3rd party VPN clients.
Creating a VPN profile requires only the server information. The Windows operating system automatically discovers authentication methods and tunnels when it connects, which provides a seamless experience for creating a VPN.
This tutorial will show you how to set up and add a virtual private network (VPN) connection profile in Windows 8.1.