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Microsoft Windows 8: Introduction

Video Description

This Course can only be played using a subscription. You can play only first 3 chapters for free. Click Here to avail a subscription Microsoft Windows 8 is the latest version of the most popular Operating System in the world and it's a big release! Microsoft unashamedly calls Windows 8 "Windows Reimagined." After extensive research on the current and near-future utilization of computing devices, Microsoft redesigned the Windows OS based on what they learned. The result is Windows 8. This version introduces some major changes to Windows while keeping many of the most powerful, productive features. In this VTC course, author Mark Long introduces you to Windows 8 and demonstrates the new features and functionalities. You'll learn how to get Windows 8, how to install it, and how to get productive with it right away!

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome 00:01:31
    2. Course Overview 00:05:30
    3. New Stuff Overview 00:03:55
    4. Getting Hands On 00:03:19
    5. Why Windows 8 00:06:54
    6. Windows 8 Design Goals 00:05:06
    7. Win 8 & Win 7 00:04:48
    8. Windows 8 Terminology 00:04:03
  2. Installing Windows 8
    1. Windows 8 Versions 00:03:27
    2. System Requirements 00:03:17
    3. Installation Options 00:06:58
    4. Upgrade Advisor 00:03:29
    5. Installing Windows 8 pt. 1 00:06:50
    6. Installing Windows 8 pt. 2 00:06:36
  3. Advanced Installation Options
    1. Dual Booting Overview 00:05:57
    2. Getting Ready to Dual Boot 00:04:00
    3. Preparing Your Disk 00:02:47
    4. Dual Booting Windows 8 pt. 1 00:05:23
    5. Dual Booting Windows 8 pt. 2 00:02:01
    6. Dual Booting Windows 8 pt. 3 00:02:57
  4. New in Windows 8
    1. A New Experience 00:05:25
    2. Understanding Metro 00:05:44
    3. Hello Cloud 00:05:41
    4. The Windows Store 00:05:17
    5. Using Multiple Monitors 00:07:03
    6. Enhanced Task Manager 00:03:41
    7. Refresh and Reset 00:04:31
    8. Speed 00:04:05
    9. The Windows 8 Interface 00:06:33
    10. Windows Slates 00:06:08
  5. Getting Around in Windows 8
    1. Basic Mouse Commands 00:07:01
    2. Touch Gestures 00:06:55
    3. Not New 00:04:09
    4. Tools 00:03:22
    5. Installing Applications 00:06:09
    6. The Desktop 00:04:34
    7. Keyboard Shortcuts 00:04:59
    8. Using Windows 8 Apps 00:04:23
    9. Customizing Windows 8 00:02:50
    10. How to Print 00:02:46
  6. The Start Menu
    1. Understanding the Start Menu 00:02:00
    2. Opening and Closing Apps 00:05:47
    3. Customizing the Start Screen 00:05:18
    4. Naming Sections 00:03:29
    5. Adding Tiles to the Start Menu pt. 1 00:06:14
    6. Adding Tiles to the Start Menu pt. 2 00:04:17
    7. The Windows 8 Lock Screen 00:04:10
    8. Working with Tiles 00:05:28
    9. Snapping Apps pt. 1 00:05:54
    10. Snapping Apps pt. 2 00:04:57
    11. Shutting Down 00:03:31
  7. The Charm Bar
    1. Understanding Charms 00:02:24
    2. Searching for Stuff 00:04:13
    3. Sharing Made Easy 00:02:22
    4. The Lonely Start Button 00:03:11
    5. Working with Devices 00:02:44
    6. Working with Settings 00:02:38
  8. The Desktop
    1. Deja Vu All Over Again 00:04:28
    2. Getting to the Desktop 00:04:34
    3. Desktop Shortcuts 00:05:18
    4. The Old Taskbar 00:06:39
    5. Where Is the Taskbar 00:02:09
  9. Working with Settings
    1. Settings Basics 00:04:03
    2. Control Panel 00:02:46
    3. Personalization 00:05:12
    4. PC Info 00:02:12
    5. Change PC Settings 00:03:55
  10. Windows 8 Administration
    1. Understanding User Accounts 00:06:06
    2. Switching Account Types 00:04:08
    3. Enabling the Admin Account 00:05:29
    4. Photo Passwords 00:02:15
    5. Using a PIN 00:01:24
  11. Sharing
    1. Understand Sharing Concepts 00:03:41
    2. Changing the Sharing Settings 00:03:31
    3. Sharing Demonstration 00:05:15
    4. Email in Windows 8 00:06:08
  12. Managing Files
    1. Managing Open Apps 00:03:38
    2. New Windows Explorer 00:06:50
  13. Windows 8 at Work
    1. Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 00:03:29
    2. Goodbye BIOS 00:06:15
    3. Business Features 00:03:23
    4. Client Hyper-V 00:03:28
    5. Windows To Go 00:04:03
    6. DirectAccess 00:03:20
    7. BranchCache 00:04:28
    8. AppLocker 00:02:41
    9. Secure Boot 00:04:13
  14. For the Developers
    1. Develop for Dollars 00:05:29
    2. New Development Options 00:05:01
    3. Where to Start 00:02:57
    4. Developer Resources 00:04:24
  15. Default Fun Apps
    1. Travel and Finance 00:06:40
    2. Weather 00:02:53
    3. Windows Store Games 00:03:22
  16. Tips and Tricks
    1. ISO Mounting 00:01:38
    2. Take a Screenshot 00:02:07
    3. One Click Shutdown 00:04:58
    4. Two Internet Explorers 00:05:09
    5. Controlling Internet Explorer 00:04:33
  17. Conclusion
    1. Course Wrap Up 00:03:57
  18. Credits
    1. About the Author 00:02:39