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My Surface™

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My Surface™

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Surface photos that show you exactly what to do

Help when you run into Surface problems or limitations

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Surface

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

• Get started quickly with Surface’s Start Screen and natural touch interface

• Safely connect to networks, the Web, and other PCs

• Use SkyDrive and your Microsoft account to access data and settings from anywhere

• Search and browse the Internet more efficiently than ever

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

• Discover, manage, and play music and other media

• Watch Netflix, YouTube, and other streaming video

• Manage your appointments and your life through Calendar

• Keep up to date with the latest news

• Create documents with Word 2013

• Crunch numbers with Excel 2013

• Present on-the-go with PowerPoint 2013

• Organize your notes with OneNote 2013

• Find the best new Surface apps at the Windows Store

• Keep your Surface working reliably and securely

• Personalize Microsoft Surface so it works the way you want it to

• Get more help whenever you need it

• Make the most of Touch Cover and Type Cover

• Control your Xbox 360 through Surface’s Smartglass app

CATEGORY: Tablets

COVERS: Microsoft Surface™

USER LEVEL: Beginning-Intermediate

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Table of Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. Introduction
    1. Scratching the Surface
    2. Why You’ll Love My Surface
    3. What You’ll Find in the Book
    4. Go Beneath the Surface
  11. 1. An Introduction to Surface
    1. The Surface Device
    2. Windows RT Basics
    3. Additional Settings
    4. Moving On
  12. 2. Connecting to Networks
    1. Wireless Networking
    2. Network Sharing
    3. Remoting into Other Computers
  13. 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
  14. 4. Security and Windows RT
    1. Securing Your PC
    2. Using Picture Passwords
    3. Using PINs
    4. Managing User Accounts
  15. 5. Using Family Safety
    1. Configuring Family Safety
    2. Viewing Activity Reports
    3. Using Web Filtering
    4. Using Time Limits and Curfews
    5. Configuring Windows Store and Game Restrictions
    6. Handling Requests
    7. Managing Users in Family Safety
    8. Configuring Email Notifications
  16. 6. Backing Up Your Data
    1. Configuring and Starting File History
    2. Restoring Files
    3. Cleaning Up Files
    4. Troubleshooting File History
  17. 7. Searching and Browsing the Internet
    1. Using the Bing App
    2. Browsing Sites with Internet Explorer
    3. Using Tabs
    4. Favorites and Frequent Sites
  18. 8. Connecting with People
    1. Working with Contacts
    2. Social Networking
    3. Sharing Content with People
    4. Using the Messaging App
  19. 9. Using Mail
    1. Adding and Managing Email Accounts
    2. Reading and Organizing Email
    3. Composing and Sending Email
  20. 10. Using Calendar
    1. Connecting Calendars
    2. Viewing Calendars
    3. Working with Events
  21. 11. Keeping Up to Date with News
    1. Reading the News
    2. Other News Sources
    3. Custom News
    4. Sharing News
  22. 12. HomeGroups and SkyDrive
    1. Using HomeGroups
    2. Using SkyDrive
  23. 13. Discovering and Playing Music
    1. Browsing Music
    2. Managing Your Music Library
    3. Using an Xbox Music Pass
    4. Playing Music on Your PC and Xbox 360
    5. Music Playlists
  24. 14. Watching Video
    1. Managing My Videos
    2. Exploring, Buying, and Renting Videos
    3. Playing Videos
  25. 15. Pictures
    1. Adding Pictures to the Photos App
    2. Viewing Pictures and Video
    3. Sharing Pictures
    4. Using the Camera App
  26. 16. Using Maps
    1. Exploring Maps
    2. Searching Maps
    3. Getting Directions
    4. Sharing Maps
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 21. Enhancing Windows with Apps
    1. Browsing the Windows Store
    2. Installing and Uninstalling Apps
    3. Updating Apps
    4. Great Apps for Your Surface
  32. 22. Updating and Troubleshooting Windows RT
    1. Updating with Windows Update
    2. Troubleshooting Windows RT
  33. Index
  34. Ad Pages