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Overview

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON MICROSOFT WINDOWS 8 takes a critical-thinking approach to teaching Windows 8 concepts and skills. In addition to in-depth coverage of essential topics, this book also covers some of the coolest new features to the Windows Operating System including Apps, the Charms Bar, mobile computing, and touch screen capabilities. The New Perspectives Series also has new pedagogical elements to help students with all learning styles absorb key information. The Visual Overview at the beginning of each tutorial gives students a graphic view of the content, as well as a study guide for later use. ProSkill Boxes and Exercises provide students with information and practice on Professional Skills that relate to that tutorial's content. Troubleshoot Exercises provide an opportunity for students to apply their skills in a critical thinking setting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285080871
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/14/2013
  • Series: New Perspectives Series
  • Edition description: Comprehens
  • Pages: 680
  • Sales rank: 495,948
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, she opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June and Dan began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. They contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. They work via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

Lisa Ruffolo has been a technical writer and editor for over 20 years, with a recent emphasis on operating systems. She also teaches professional development courses in technical writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is an avid gardener in her free time.

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Table of Contents

Tutorial 1: Exploring the Basics of Microsoft Windows 8. Tutorial 2: Organizing Your Files. Tutorial 3: Personalizing Your Windows Environment. Tutorial 4: Working with the Internet and Email. Tutorial 5: Protecting your computer. Tutorial 6: Searching for Information. Tutorial 7: Managing Multimedia Files. Tutorial 8: Connecting to Networks with Mobile Computing. Tutorial 9: Maintaining Hardware and Software. Tutorial 10: Improving Your Computer's Performance. Appendix A: Using Windows 8 with a Touch Screen Device. Appendix B: Exploring Additional Windows 8 Tools. Glossdex. Task Reference.

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