New book: Windows 8.1 Step by Step

Windows 8.1 Step by Step cover imageWe’re happy to announce that Windows 8.1 Step by Step (9780735681309) is available for purchase.

Purchase from these online retailers:

The Microsoft Press Store

Barnes & Noble

Independent booksellers – Shop local

The smart way to learn Windows 8.1—one step at a time!

Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to navigate and use Windows 8.1. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

• Navigate with ease using the new Start screen

• Search your files, music, and the web—all at once

• Store, access, and manage data in the cloud with SkyDrive

• Explore improvements in Internet Explorer 11

• Stay in touch using Mail, Calendar, People, and Skype

• Customize your computing experience with PC settings

About the Authors

Ciprian Rusen is a technology aficionado who creates tutorials on his blog for Windows users and helps them get the best possible computing experience. He is the coauthor of Windows 8 Step by Step and Network Your Computers and Devices Step by Step, which covered Windows 7.

Joli Ballew is a Microsoft MVP (Windows Expert-Consumer), MCSE, MCTS (Project 2007 and Windows 7 Configuring), and MCDST. She is a professional writer, technology trainer, and network consultant. She has written or co-authored nearly 40 books, including Windows 8 Step by Step.

Comments (9)
  1. T. P. von Bahr says:

    With respect for Rusen & Ballew's time and effort, Microsoft should make this or one of the other Windows 8.1 books a free download given the debacle of 8.0 and the revision to it w/ 8.1 RTM in October 2013. Further, those who have bought these titles in the 8.0 vintage now have somewhat obsolete renditions of this revolutionary new O/S.

  2. KimSpilker says:

    Here's our link to the free ebook that we produced for Windows 8.1 –…/free-ebook-introducing-windows-8-1-for-it-professionals.aspx

  3. arthur says:

    brought windows 8.1 step by step. could not down load the e book.

  4. Carol says:

    Purchased this book but cannot access the website listed on pg. xvi to download the practice files: http://aka,ms/Win8_1SbS/files

    It only comes up with suggestions, none of which lead me to the files. (Led me here to this page).

  5. KimSpilker says:

    Hi Carol – you can get to the companion content here:…/windows-8.1-step-by-step-9780735681309 Go to the Downloads tab and you'll see the zip file.

  6. Carol says:

    Thank you, Kim. Managed to navigate to and download the files for Office Professional 2013 also.

  7. KimSpilker says:

    Fantastic, Carol. Thanks for letting me know it worked for you.

  8. tracy says:

    I cant get the practice file from 2016 step by step and I was wondering if you could help me with this.  thanks

  9. Tracy –

    We can help you locate the practice files. Which 2016 Step by Step did you purchase?

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