Windows 8: Visual QuickStart Guide

Author(s): Barrie Sosinsky


With Windows 8, Microsoft reimagines its popular OS for a connected and mobile world. In the Windows 8: Visual QuickStart Guide, author Barrie Sosinsky shows you how to work with live tiles, navigate the Windows 8 touch interface, and take advantage of the cloud-connected Calendar, People, Mail, and Messages apps. You'll learn about: * The Charms bar* Using the Desktop* The new Windows Search functionality.* How to add a printer and print from the Start screen.* Internet Explorer 10* Windows Explorer * Working with Settings in the new touch interface* How to synchronize settings and back up to the Cloud* The New Task Manager* The Windows StoreAnd more. Includes eBook and Video Access In addition to concise, step-by-step explanations of core tools and tasks, with plenty of helpful screen shots to keep you on track as you work, Windows 8: Visual QuickStart Guide includes an hour-long HD video and eBook. In addition to reading about how to use the tool, you can watch it in action. You can also download digital versions of this book to load on the mobile device of your choice so that you can continue learning whenever and wherever you are. We provide you with ePub, PDF, and Mobi eBook formats to ensure that you get the experience that best suits your viewing needs.


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In this life Barrie Sosinsky is a senior technical writer at Akamai Technologies, a content delivery network company. In previous lives, Barrie has worked as a technical writer for a large financial services firm, a WAN acceleration company, an automation software firm, and a couple of Windows magazines. Barrie is the author and coauthor of 36 computer books on topics ranging from operating systems, databases, computer hardware, productivity applications, and yes even (once upon a time) desktop publishing.

Introduction Chapter 1 Getting Started Chapter 2 The Start Screen Chapter 3 Touch and Gestures Chapter 4 The Classic Interface Chapter 5 Settings and Customization Chapter 6 Applications Chapter 7 Windows 8 Tile-Based Apps Chapter 8 Managing Content Chapter 9 Printers and Devices Chapter 10 Windows 8 Explorer Chapter 11 Diagnosis and Recovery Chapter 12 Disks and Storage Devices Chapter 13 Networking Chapter 14 Internet Explorer 10 Chapter 15 Mobile Computing Chapter 16 Security Chapter 17 Cloud Connections Index

General Fields

  • : 9780321888952
  • : Pearson Education (US)
  • : Peachpit Press Publications
  • : Contains Paperback and Online resource
  • : 0.68
  • : October 2012
  • : 223mm X 181mm X 16mm
  • : United States
  • : January 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Barrie Sosinsky
  • : Mixed media product
  • : 005.446
  • : 368
  • : col. Illustrations