Windows 8 Secrets

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 4, 2012 - Computers - 552 pages
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Tips, tricks, treats, and secrets revealed on Windows 8

Microsoft is introducing a major new release of its Windows operating system, Windows 8, and what better way for you to learn allthe ins and outs than from two internationally recognized Windows experts and Microsoft insiders, authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera? They cut through the hype to get at useful information you'll not find anywhere else, including what role this new OS plays in a mobile and tablet world.

Regardless of your level of knowledge, you'll discover little-known facts about how things work, what's new and different, and how you can modify Windows 8 to meet what you need.

Windows 8 Secrets is your insider's guide to:

  • Choosing Windows 8 Versions, PCs and Devices, and Hardware
  • Installing and Upgrading to Windows
  • The New User Experience
  • The Windows Desktop
  • Personalizing Windows
  • Windows Store: Finding, Acquiring, and Managing Your Apps
  • Browsing the Web with Internet Explore
  • Windows 8's Productivity Apps
  • Windows 8's Photo and Entertainment Apps
  • Xbox Games with Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Storage, Backup, and Recovery
  • Accounts and Security
  • Networking and Connectivity
  • Windows 8 for Your Business
  • Windows Key Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 8 Secrets is the ultimate insider's guide to Microsoft's most exciting Windows version in years.

  

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Review: Windows 8 Secrets

User Review  - Arnold - Goodreads

An easy to read book. Unfortunately the privacy implications of using Sky drive and using a Microsoft account for sign on are not discussed. If you are familiar with Paul you know how often he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dimitris - Goodreads

Straight to the point, easy to read, everything a new user of Windows 8 needs to know. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Paul Thurrott runs the popular Windows enthusiast website winsupersite.com. He is the author of more than 20 technology books and the co-host of the Windows Weekly podcast. Rafael Rivera is a software developer for a VAR 500 company, Telos Corporation, where he works on mission critical system software. He is also a certified reverse engineering analyst and takes Windows apart on his blog WithinWindows.com.

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