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My Surface 2, Second Edition

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My Surface™ 2

Updated for
Windows® RT 8.1

Step-by-step

instructions with callouts to Surface 2 photos that show you exactly what to do

Help

when you run into Surface 2 problems or limitations

Tips and Notes

to help you get the most from your Surface 2

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping
your Surface 2 working just the way you want. Learn how to:

  •   Get started quickly with Surface 2 and Windows RT 8.1

  •   Connect to Wi-Fi, share printers, and access files from your network or your SkyDrive cloud storage account

  •   Get on the Web fast and enjoy it more with Internet Explorer 11 and the Bing search engine

  •   Secure your Surface and control what your kids can do with it

  •   Do all your Facebook and Twitter social networking through the People app

  •   Find and play the music you love with Xbox Music, Radio, and Xbox Music Pass

  •   Watch Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, and other streaming video

  •   Instantly retrieve up-to-the-minute news from top media and journalists

  •   Create, edit, format, proof, and share documents with Word 2013

  •   Crunch numbers with Excel 2013

  •   Present on the go with PowerPoint 2013

  •   Use OneNote 2013 to organize notes, sync them across devices, and access them from anywhere

  •   Manage email and track your calendar with Outlook 2013

  •   Go anywhere with Surface 2’s easy maps and directions

  •   Capture, manage, touch up, and geotag your photos

  •   Make sure your files are always safely backed up

  •   Find the best new Windows Store Apps

  •   Keep your Surface 2 working reliably, with maximum battery life

  •   Personalize your Surface 2 using the newest customization settings

  •   Get more help whenever you need it

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Dedication
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. Introduction
    1. Scratching the Surface
    2. Why You’ll Love My Surface 2
    3. What You’ll Find in the Book
    4. Go Beneath the Surface 2
  12. 1. An Introduction to Surface 2
    1. The Surface 2 Device
    2. Windows RT 8.1 Basics
    3. Additional Settings
    4. Moving On
  13. 2. Connecting to Networks
    1. Wireless Networking
    2. Network Sharing
    3. Remoting into Other Computers
  14. 3. Using and Customizing the Start Screen
    1. Locating and Launching Apps
    2. Switching Between Recent Apps
    3. Organizing the Start Screen
    4. Customizing the Start Screen
  15. 4. Security and Windows RT 8.1
    1. Securing Your PC
    2. Using Picture Passwords
    3. Using PINs
    4. Managing User Accounts
  16. 5. Using Family Safety
    1. Configuring Family Safety
    2. Viewing Activity Reports
    3. Using Web Filtering
    4. Using Time Allowances and Curfews
    5. Configuring App and Game Restrictions
    6. Handling Requests
    7. Managing Users in Family Safety
    8. Configuring Email Notifications
  17. 6. Backing Up Your Data
    1. Configuring and Starting File History
    2. Restoring Files
    3. Cleaning Up Files
    4. Troubleshooting File History
  18. 7. Searching and Browsing the Internet
    1. Using Search
    2. Browsing Sites with Internet Explorer
    3. Protecting Your Privacy
    4. Using Tabs
    5. Favorites and Frequent Sites
    6. Managing Website Passwords
  19. 8. Connecting with People
    1. Working with Contacts
    2. Social Networking
    3. Sharing Content with People
  20. 9. Using Mail
    1. Adding and Managing Email Accounts
    2. Reading and Organizing Email
    3. Organizing Mail
    4. Composing and Sending Email
  21. 10. Using Calendar
    1. Connecting Calendars
    2. Viewing Calendars
    3. Working with Events
  22. 11. Keeping Up to Date with News
    1. Reading the News
    2. Other News Sources
    3. Custom News
    4. Sharing News
  23. 12. HomeGroups and SkyDrive
    1. Using HomeGroups
    2. Using SkyDrive
  24. 13. Discovering and Playing Music
    1. Browsing Music
    2. Managing Your Music Library
    3. Using an Xbox Music Pass
    4. Playing Music on Other Devices
    5. Music Playlists
    6. Using Radio
  25. 14. Watching Video
    1. Managing Personal Videos
    2. Exploring, Buying, and Renting Videos
    3. Playing Videos
  26. 15. Pictures
    1. Adding Pictures to the Photos App
    2. Viewing Pictures and Video
    3. Sharing Pictures
    4. Editing Pictures
    5. Using the Camera App
    6. Viewing the Camera Roll
  27. 16. Using Maps
    1. Exploring Maps
    2. Searching Maps
    3. Getting Directions
    4. Sharing Maps
  28. 17. Creating Documents with Microsoft Word 2013
    1. Creating, Opening, and Saving Documents
    2. Formatting Text
    3. Adding Pictures
    4. Proofing Documents
    5. Sharing Documents
    6. Printing Documents
    7. Tips and Tricks
  29. 18. Crunching Numbers with Microsoft Excel 2013
    1. Creating, Opening, and Saving Workbooks
    2. Entering Data
    3. Creating Formulas and Functions
    4. Tips and Tricks
  30. 19. Presenting with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
    1. Creating, Opening, and Saving Presentations
    2. Creating Slides and Content
    3. Using Themes
    4. Using Animations and Transitions
    5. Presenting with PowerPoint
    6. Tips and Tricks
  31. 20. Organizing Notes with Microsoft OneNote 2013
    1. Creating and Organizing Sections
    2. Creating and Editing Pages
    3. Creating and Organizing Notebooks
    4. Using Send to OneNote
  32. 21. Using Email and Staying Organized with Microsoft Outlook 2013
    1. Adding an Email Account in Outlook 2013
    2. Reading and Sending Email
    3. Managing and Organizing Email
    4. Configuring Windows 8.1 RT to Use Outlook 2013
  33. 22. Enhancing Windows with Apps
    1. Browsing the Windows Store
    2. Installing and Uninstalling Apps
    3. Updating Apps
    4. Great Apps for Your Surface 2
  34. 23. Updating and Troubleshooting Windows 8.1 RT
    1. Updating with Windows Update
    2. Troubleshooting Windows 8.1 RT
  35. Index