Microsoft Surface: Visual QuickStart Guide [NOOK Book]

Overview

This Visual QuickStart Guide will help you get up and running with the Surface, Microsoft's very-own entry into the tablet market. This guide walks you through how to get the most from the Surface, using four-color images and step-by-step instruction. You'll learn how to tap and swipe, search, find the best Metro apps, read books, watch movies, listen to songs, and use ...
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Microsoft Surface: Visual QuickStart Guide

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Overview

This Visual QuickStart Guide will help you get up and running with the Surface, Microsoft's very-own entry into the tablet market. This guide walks you through how to get the most from the Surface, using four-color images and step-by-step instruction. You'll learn how to tap and swipe, search, find the best Metro apps, read books, watch movies, listen to songs, and use Office. Along the way, you'll pick up indispensable tips for getting the most out of your tablet.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133156621
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 654,938
  • File size: 47 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Joni Blecher has been writing about technology one way or another for most of her career. She is editorial director and content manager LetsTalk.com. She has been an associate analyst for home theater and broadband services at Jupiter Research and section editor for the portable consumer electronics site at CNET Networks, where she wrote the popular "Ask the Cell Phone Diva" column.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Getting Started 1

Get to Know Your Surface Tablet Hardware 2

The Start Screen 4

PC Settings 5

Personalize Your Tablet 7

Users 12

Notifications 16

Search 17

Share 18

General 19

Privacy 24

Devices 25

Wireless 26

Windows Update 27

Sync Your Settings and HomeGroup 28

Bluetooth 29

SkyDrive 31

Chapter 2 Navigating the Surface Tablet 35

Touch Gestures 36

Switch Between Apps 37

The App Bar 40

Charms 41

Working with Tiles 49

Chapter 3 Working with Text 53

Onscreen Keyboards 54

Text and the Touchscreen 58

Chapter 4 Mail and Outlook.com 63

Mail Accounts 64

Email 68

Outlook.com 72

Chapter 5 Calendar 77

Calendar Views 78

Calendar Appointments 80

Calendar Charms 82

Chapter 6 Messaging 85

Messaging Accounts 86

Using Messaging 87

Messaging Snapped Mode 90

Messaging Charms 92

Chapter 7 People 93

Adding Accounts 94

Adding and Editing Contacts 97

Viewing Contacts 100

Sharing Contacts 104

Deleting Contacts 105

Chapter 8 Bing and Internet Explorer 107

Bing 108

Bing Charms 111

Internet Explorer 115

IE Charms 122

Chapter 9 Tile-Based Apps 127

Weather 128

News 134

Finance 136

Travel 138

Sports 143

Chapter 10 Windows Store and Games 147

Windows Store 148

Windows Store Charms 154

Games 156

Games Charms 162

Chapter 11 Camera 165

Taking Pictures 166

Recording Video 168

Working with Photos and Videos 170

Camera Charms 173

Chapter 12 Photos 175

Pictures Library 176

Working with Photos 178

Photos from Other Accounts 180

Using Charms with the Photos App 182

Chapter 13 Video 185

Movies Store and Television Store 186

Open and Play Videos 192

Playing Videos 196

Using Charms with the Video App 198

Chapter 14 Music 205

Music Store 206

Adding Music to the Music App 212

Playing Music 215

Using Charms with the Music App 220

Chapter 15 Maps 225

Map Views 226

Locating Places and Getting Directions 230

Using Charms with the Maps App 233

Index 235

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