Who really knows Windows 8.1 Update 1/2?

Windows 8.1 Update 1/2 is FAR more than simply a new and/or improved UI Windows 8.1 “under the covers” Picking out the differences between Windows XP and Windows 8.1 or even between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, improvements have been enormous and have remained unnoticed by a lot of people. So here’s a glimpse of new…

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Who really knows Windows 8.1?

Windows 8.1 is FAR more than simply a new and/or improved UI Windows 8.1 “under the covers”   Picking out the differences between Windows XP and Windows 8.1 or even between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, improvements have been enormous and have remained unnoticed by a lot of people. So here’s a glimpse of new…

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Windows 8: Media

My Top-13: Media Overview This section explores some of the changes to audio and video functionality in Windows® 8. This doesn’t include media-related Windows Store apps, which are covered elsewhere in this course. Windows 8 includes changes to media functionality in several areas: Audio Controls: Standard controls are available for Windows Store apps, to help…

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Windows 8: Language

My Top-12: Language Overview Windows® 8 includes improvements to the way users add and configure input and display languages. The main changes are: Central location for configuring Languages In Windows 7, users needed to check several locations to understand what language support was installed, and then to install needed support. While input languages were installed…

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Windows 8: Connected Accounts

My Top-10: Connected Accounts Overview Microsoft® Windows® 8 introduces a new concept called a Connected Account. A Connected Account allows you to sign in to Windows with your Microsoft Account (formerly known as Windows Live ID) and do things like roam your settings between Windows 8 PCs and seamlessly sign in to Windows Live services…

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Windows 8: Updates and Maintenance

My Top-8: Updates and Maintenance Overview This blog explores some of the changes in Windows® 8 related to PC maintenance, installing updates, and other related activities. Maintenance Tasks Windows 8 improves the state of performance improvement and maintenance activities with a variety of changes across the product. Some of these changes include the following: Improvements…

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Windows 8: Internet Explorer 10

Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 My Top-7: Internet Explorer 10 Overview This new version of the Microsoft® Windows® operating system also includes a new version of Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer®, which is called Internet Explorer 10. Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 comes in two different versions: A touch-optimized version of Internet Explorer A…

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Who really knows Windows 8?

Who really knows Windows 8? Windows 8 is FAR more than simply a new UI Windows 8 “under the covers!”  Picking out the differences between Windows XP and Windows 8, improvements have been enormous and have remained unnoticed by a lot of people. So here’s a glimpse of new features that are all in Windows…

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