Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple

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Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows 8.1

Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Windows 8.1 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the most expedient way to perform tasks and ...

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Overview

Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows 8.1

Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Windows 8.1 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the most expedient way to perform tasks and solve problems in Windows 8.1.

Here’s WHAT You’ll Learn:

  • Personalize your Start screen in cool new ways
  • Use apps such as Mail, People, Calendar, Skype, and Paint
  • Surf the web, and send and receive email and messages
  • Explore redesigned apps for Music, Video, and Windows Store
  • Search your files, media, and the web—all at once
  • Access your files from the cloud with Microsoft SkyDrive

Here’s HOW You’ll Learn It

  • Jump in wherever you need answers
  • Follow easy steps and screenshots to see exactly what to do
  • Get handy tips for new techniques and shortcuts
  • Use Try This! exercises to apply what you learn right away
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735681279
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 12/2/2013
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 94,940
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joli Ballew is a Microsoft MVP (Windows Expert-Consumer), MCSE, MCTS (Project 2007 and Windows 7 Configuring), and MCDST. She is a professional writer, technology trainer, and network consultant. She has written or co-authored nearly 40 books, including Windows 8 Step by Step.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: About this book
  • Chapter 2: Meet the Windows 8.1 interface
  • Chapter 3: Providing input
  • Chapter 4: Managing a computing session
  • Chapter 5: Customizing the appearance of Windows
  • Chapter 6: Searching for anything
  • Chapter 7: Using the Maps app
  • Chapter 8: Going online with Internet Explorer 11
  • Chapter 9: Using Calendar and People
  • Chapter 10: Using Mail and Skype
  • Chapter 11: Buying apps at the Windows Store
  • Chapter 12: Playing music
  • Chapter 13: Viewing pictures and video
  • Chapter 14: Working with desktop apps
  • Chapter 15: Working with devices and networks
  • Chapter 16: Working with users and privacy
  • Chapter 17: Sharing settings and files in the cloud
  • Chapter 18: Managing data
  • Chapter 19: Working with Accessibility settings
  • Chapter 20: Maintaining and troubleshooting your computer
  • Chapter 21: Upgrading to Windows 8.1
  • Chapter 22: Getting help
  • Windows 8.1 keyboard shortcuts
  • Glossary
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