Last year we partnered with the publishers of Windows Vista: The Official Magazine, based out of the UK, to produce a book that would be a “best of” their Windows Vista tips. The book is The Best of Windows Vista®: the Official Magazine: A real-life guide to Windows Vista and your PC. Here’s a view of the Introduction, straight from the book pages.
Inside this book you’ll find easy-to-follow, step-by-step guides to using every aspect of Windows Vista. You’ll discover how to get the most from the impressive-looking interface and how to tailor the layout to your particular liking. Once you’re comfortable with the basics, you can move on to the many built-in features: from the new Security Center, the Parental Controls, to the varied and exciting Media Center options. Then you’ll discover just how Windows Vista, and its integrated applications, can help in all areas of your life – including organizing exciting events, creating cards and even getting fit.
If you’re new to Windows Vista, want to know how to get around the new interface, or just want to see if you’re missing any fundamentals, our Get Started guide takes you around all the essential elements of Windows Vista: from key features to integrated applications.
Once you’re up and running, it’s time to start exploring every feature that Windows Vista has to offer. Here you’ll find an in-depth look at each area and, in turn, discover how to get the most from Windows Vista while you’re online, working, organizing, or just chilling out and playing games.
Armed with a thorough knowledge of the workings of Windows Vista, it’s time to start having fun with it. The Do More tutorials enable you to organize your life and have fun with your PC, while getting your family, friends and colleagues involved with events, parties and gifts.
Look for the follow-up book that covers both Windows and Office 2007 early this summer (Windows® and 2007 Microsoft® Office System: A Real-Life Guide to Getting More Done).