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Windows 8.1 How to Docs and Videos

Created: 06 Jun 2014 • Updated: 10 Jun 2014
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I have collected some helpful links to help you learn how to use and manage Windows 8.1 OS.

How to guides and training

Windows 8.1 Power User Guide for Business from Microsoft This 20 pages brochure-type guide is designed for end-users who want to learn more about the advanced features of Windows 8.1, such as Taskbar customization, Task Manager, Internet Explorer 11, Mobility Center, Windows To Go, Miracast, OneDrive for Business, and File Explorer. Power users will enjoy learning about how they can get the most out of their Windows 8.1 devices.  
Windows 8.1 Update Power User Guide for Business This 20 pages brochure-type guide is designed for end-users who want to learn more about the advanced features of Windows 8.1, such as Taskbar customization, Task Manager, Internet Explorer 11, Mobility Center, Windows To Go, Miracast, OneDrive for Business, and File Explorer. Power users will enjoy learning about how they can get the most out of their Windows 8.1 devices.
Windows 8.1 Update Quick Guide for Business 16 page brochure-type quick guide provides a basic introduction to key Windows 8.1 features and capabilities in business settings – how to get around, navigate, manage apps, work on desktop, and personalize Windows 8.1. It can be used as first introduction of Windows 8.1 to business users.
Windows 8.1 Update Quick Guide for Business_Raw files for printing This package allows you to produce your own hard copies of the Windows 8.1 Update Quick Guide for Business and give it away as training assets to your users. This zip file includes the content in PDF and Adobe InDesign formats that you can use as-is or customize to match the requirements of your organization.
Windows Windows 8.1 Update Power User Guide for Business (Raw files for printing) This package allows you to produce your own hard copies of the Windows 8.1 Update Power User Guide for Business and give it away as training assets to your end-users. This zip file includes the content in PDF, and Adobe InDesign formats that you can use as-is or customize to match the requirements of your organization.
Windows 8.1 Work Smart Guide

The Windows 8.1 operating system provides a robust array of features for touch-based, mouse-controlled, and keyboard-controlled devices. This Quick Reference Guide will get you started.

 
Videos
 
 
Windows 8.1 Update Guides and How-to videos A series of short videos designed for business users to learn about basic Windows 8.1 features and capabilities via guided, step-by-step instruction. These videos can be used as self-learning tools for users and facilitate Windows 8.1 adoption
Get around faster with the charms No matter where you are in Windows, the five charms – Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings – provide easy access to common tasks and are quick ways to get to actions you do often, like search the web and your PC, print documents, and email photos and links to your colleagues. The five charms are always available from the right side of your screen.

Your familiar desktop, only better

The desktop you are used to – with its familiar folders and icons – is still here, it’s actually better than before, with a new task manager and streamlined file management. And you can always get to your desktop—and back to your Start screen again—with a tap or click. Learn the desktop basics and how to boot directly to the desktop in this video.

Make Windows 8.1 all about you

Windows is all about you and the stuff you love. Resize and group tiles to keep people, sites, and apps in perfect order. Change your Start screen background to fit your personality, or coordinate with a company color scheme. No matter what your style is, your Start screen is a perfect reflection of you.

Quick link Menu and File Explorer

The desktop you are used to – with its familiar folders and icons – is still here, it’s actually better than before. In this video, let’s take a look at some of the advanced desktop features – Quick Link Menu and File Explorer – to help you efficiently accomplish your everyday tasks in a way that works best for you.

Taskbar, Multiple Monitors, Task Manager

The desktop you are used to – with its familiar folders and icons – is still here, it’s actually better than before. You can customize the taskbar on your desktop and work efficiently across multiple monitors. You also have access to a powerful Task Manager that helps you use your programs and apps effectively.

Using Internet Explorer 11

Experience a web browser that puts your focus where it should be—on the web, not your browser. Browser tabs and navigation controls appear only when you need them. The tabs bar shows sneak peeks of the web pages you already have open, and one-touch or one-click controls let you easily open a new tab, close tabs, or switch between tabs.

Exploring PC Settings

With Windows 8.1, you can easily access the most important settings from PC settings. In this video, we will cover the details such as PC and Devices, SkyDrive sync settings, Privacy, and Ease of Access. All of these options give you freedom to work the way you want to across devices.

How to personalize the Start Screen and make use of the start button