Learn Windows 8 – Official Microsoft Guides
New For Windows 8.1 Update 1:
Download Windows 8.1 Product Guide
Contains: Windows 8.1 Product Guide (English).pdf
Description: The Windows 8.1 Product Guide gives you an in-depth tour through the many new and improved features in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
Windows 8.1 Update how-to videos for business users
Contains: Windows 8.1 Update_How-to Videos for Business Users.zip which contains:
Description: A series of short videos designed for business users to learn about basic Windows 8.1 features and capabilities via guided, step-by-step instruction.
Windows 8.1 Update Power User Guide for Business (Raw files for printing)
Contains: Windows_8_1_Power User Guide.pdf
Description: This 20 pages brochure-type guide is designed for end-users who want to learn more about the advanced features of Windows 8.1, such as Taskbar customization, Task Manager, Internet Explorer 11, Mobility Center, Windows To Go, Miracast, OneDrive for Business, and File Explorer. Power users will enjoy learning about how they can get the most out of their Windows 8.1 devices.
Windows 8.1 Update Quick Guide for Business
Contains: Windows_8_1_quick guide_download.pdf
Description: This 16 page brochure-type quick guide provides a basic introduction to key Windows 8.1 features and capabilities in business settings – how to get around, navigate, manage apps, work on desktop, and personalize Windows 8.1. It can be used as first introduction of Windows 8.1 to business users.
New For Windows 8.1:
Press Release – Windows 8.1 is available now
Windows Blog – Windows 8.1 now available!
Windows 8.1 Product Guide (PDF)
Meet Windows 8.1. *Ahem*: “Built for touch PCs and tablets”
Windows 8.1 in detail
iPad vs. Windows “Do you still think I’m pretty?”
Search, touch, & mouse
Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8
Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7
For home users:
How to download Windows 8
See how to upgrade your current PC to Windows 8 Pro.
See if your PC can run Windows 8, and get a free compatibility report.
Purchase Windows 8
Order a backup DVD, enter promo codes, and start the download.
Install Windows 8
Find out which installation option is right for you.
Set up Windows 8
Choose a few settings and start using Windows 8.
Get to know Windows
What’s new? The Start screen, Windows Store, Microsoft account, and more.
Search, share, and more
Use the charms to get to the things you need most often.
See what’s changed
Get the basics—settings, search, shut down, Start, and closing apps.
Customize the Start screen
Create, add, arrange, resize, and group tiles on Start.
See how to use apps
Find and use app commands to do those everyday tasks.
Switch between apps
Open another app by simply picking it from a list of recent apps.
Use two apps at the same time
Snap two apps next to each other and use them at the same time.
Set up your PC
Devices, apps, files, favorites, mail, and settings. Set up your PC in no time.
Set up your devices
Connect printers and other devices in new ways both wirelessly and wired.
Install your apps
Reinstall the apps you already own and get new apps from the Windows Store.
Move your stuff over
Your files, favorites, and settings can be easily transferred to your new PC.
Migrate your mail and contacts
Move your email and address book to the cloud.
Change your personal settings
Change your background, colors, and pictures to make your new PC yours.
For advanced users or IT types:
This is a series of downloadable training videos.
Take advantage of free, online, fast-paced training courses designed specifically for experienced IT professionals with jobs that demand that they know how to best leverage the emerging features and technologies in Windows 8.
Module 1: Tips and Tricks for IT Pros
See what’s new in Windows 8 for the IT professional from the new user interface and keyboard shortcuts to the Windows App Store and Internet Explorer 10.
Module 2: Windows 8 Deployment
Learn how to simplify Windows 8 planning and deployment, and ease your migration from earlier versions of Windows.
Module 3:Access to Windows
Explore virtualization scenarios for Windows 8, specifically with regard to Windows To Go, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Client Hyper-V.
Module 4: Anywhere Productivity
Explore common Windows 8 mobility scenarios including providing a consistent user experience across devices, virtual machines, and session-based desktops.
Module 5: Windows Apps
Learn how to deploy applications in Windows 8, sideload apps for individual users or all users, and centrally manage apps once deployed.
Module 6: Recovery and Security
Learn how to better control, secure, and manage Windows 8 PCs with BitLocker, UEFI, Secure Boot, and the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT).
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