Windows
8 Basics
Sue Blantern
Circuit Rider
Communities 2.0
Windows 8 – what is it?
• A Microsoft Operating system for • Desktop
Or.....
Laptop
Or......
Tablet –
called
Windows
Surface
They all work slightly differently
Start.......
• Start screen (Metro)
• Desktop
• Toolbar
• Personalise
Charms
• Click or swipe from
the top/bottom right
• Look the same but
not the same
• Settings reflect the
programme you ar...
Navigation
• Tiles – see some or see all – live
and static
• Sizing – small to big....and back
• Groups – create your own
...
Accounts
• Microsoft – connects you to the
cloud
• Multiple – allows each to set own
preferences
• Logging in – switching ...
Moves – Mouse/swipe/pinch
• Click/swipe top left or bottom right
to show charms
• Swipe up to close
• Click and drag
• See...
•Swipe from right edge, tap Start.

•Open Start screen or previous app

•Swipe from left edge.

•Switch to the next open a...
Apps
• Downloading – MS account needed?
• Finding and Using
• Difference – laptop/tablet
• Updating – auto or manual
• Las...
Programmes
• Built in –
People/Mail/Calendar/Photos/Skydrive
/News/Music

• Opening
• Closing
• Using 2 at once
Shutting Down
• Sleep or Power off
• Settings
• Shortcut
Resources
• Microsft Official Training Brochure
• Windows 8 Training Video
• Windows 8 Tips & Tricks
• Windows 8 User Vide...
Questions

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  1. 1. Windows 8 Basics Sue Blantern Circuit Rider Communities 2.0
  2. 2. Windows 8 – what is it? • A Microsoft Operating system for • Desktop
  3. 3. Or..... Laptop
  4. 4. Or...... Tablet – called Windows Surface They all work slightly differently
  5. 5. Start....... • Start screen (Metro) • Desktop • Toolbar • Personalise
  6. 6. Charms • Click or swipe from the top/bottom right • Look the same but not the same • Settings reflect the programme you are using
  7. 7. Navigation • Tiles – see some or see all – live and static • Sizing – small to big....and back • Groups – create your own • Find a space and make a group
  8. 8. Accounts • Microsoft – connects you to the cloud • Multiple – allows each to set own preferences • Logging in – switching user • Logging Out/sleeping/turning off
  9. 9. Moves – Mouse/swipe/pinch • Click/swipe top left or bottom right to show charms • Swipe up to close • Click and drag • See last screen
  10. 10. •Swipe from right edge, tap Start. •Open Start screen or previous app •Swipe from left edge. •Switch to the next open app. •Swipe from top edge all the way to the bottom. •Close active app. •Swipe from bottom edge or top edge. •Reveal app commands. •Swipe from left edge, drag app to the right.* •Snap app right. •Swipe from left edge, drag app to the left.* •Snap app left. •Swipe from right edge. •Open charms. •Swipe from right edge, tap Search, then Files. •Open Search charm on files. •In an app, swipe from right edge, tap Search. •Open Search charm on active app. •Swipe from right edge, tap Search. •Search apps. •Swipe from right edge, tap •Open Share charm
  11. 11. Apps • Downloading – MS account needed? • Finding and Using • Difference – laptop/tablet • Updating – auto or manual • Last used – side or top left
  12. 12. Programmes • Built in – People/Mail/Calendar/Photos/Skydrive /News/Music • Opening • Closing • Using 2 at once
  13. 13. Shutting Down • Sleep or Power off • Settings • Shortcut
  14. 14. Resources • Microsft Official Training Brochure • Windows 8 Training Video • Windows 8 Tips & Tricks • Windows 8 User Video- non touch • Slideshare
  15. 15. Questions Have a play

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