Easy Windows 8 from Pearson Education written by Mark Edward Soper is an easy and complete guide to Windows 8.
This book teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 8. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows.
Learn how to:
• Use the new Windows Start screen, tiles, and touch interface
• Connect with everyone you care about, through Windows 8's free apps
• Speed web browsing with new Internet Explorer 10 tools and tips
• Enjoy and organize all your music, videos, and photos
• Get free apps at the new Windows Store
• Share what you want to share-and nothing else
• Network your home safely, reliably, and painlessly
• Play free Windows 8 games and connect to your Xbox 360
• Fix problems and keep your computer running fast
The Least You Need to Know:
Windows 8's new tile-based interface and improved desktop provide a great balance of easy access to media and news and robust system management.
Start Screen with Live Tiles:
Windows 8's new Start screen puts you just a click away from your favorite media, web browsing, games, messaging, and more. Live tiles display current weather, top news headlines, your favorite photos, and more. Whether you use a mouse, touchpad, or touch screen, Start screen makes work and play easier.
Instant, Intelligent Search:
Want to find an app, setting, or file? Just start typing. Windows 8 instantly displays the results. Click Apps, Settings, or Files to filter the results.
The Windows Store Is Open for Business:
Get free and paid apps made especially for Windows 8 from the Windows Store online. Easy updates and reinstallation as needed.
Supercharged File Management:
The new File Explorer makes file management easier than ever before. It runs from the Windows desktop and includes enhanced file copy/move and new pinned location features.
Easy File Protection with File History:
The new File History feature makes it easy to back up your files and restore a file if it's lost, damaged, or replaced by a different version.
About the Author:
Mark Edward Soper has been using Microsoft Windows ever since version 1.0, and since 1992, he has taught thousands of computer troubleshooting and network students across the country how to use Windows as part of their work and everyday lives. Mark is the author of Easy Microsoft Windows 7, Teach Yourself Windows 7 in 10 Minutes, and Using Microsoft Windows Live. Mark also has contributed to Que's Special Edition Using series on Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows Vista; Easy Windows Vista; Windows 7 in Depth, and has written two books about Windows Vista, including Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed and Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center.
When he's not teaching, learning, or writing about Microsoft Windows, Mark stays busy with many other technology-related activities. He is a longtime contributor to Upgrading and Repairing PCs, working on the 11th through 18th and 20th editions. Mark has co-authored Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition, written several books on CompTIA A+ Certification (including two titles covering the new 2012 exams), and written two books about digital photography, Easy Digital Cameras and The Shot Doctor: The Amateur's Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos. Mark also has become a video content provider for Que Publishing and InformIT and has posted many blog entries and articles. He also teaches digital photography, digital imaging, and Microsoft Office for Ivy Tech Corporate College's southwest Indiana campus in Evansville, Indiana.