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Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals

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    Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals


    The Windows 8 operating system is the newest member of the Microsoft Windows family. It differs from earlier Windows releases as much for what it does not change as for what it does change. That is, the features that IT pros loved about Windows 7 are still there in Windows 8—just better. The same keyboard shortcuts, management tools, security features, and deployment options are available in Windows 8. But in many cases, Windows 8 improves them in intuitive and significant ways. Some examples are the ribbon in File Explorer and faster disk encryption when using BitLocker Drive Encryption. This book describes these enhancements plus many of the new features in Windows 8.
    Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals (Preview Edition) - Microsoft Press - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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    Thanks, will take a look at it.
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    So what about all the haters and EXPERTS, doesn't this mean they're all wrong? I believe all the analysts said it was going to be a nightmare and too hard to roll out.
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    I downloaded and read it, nothing new there that we didn't already know. Like this:

    Exploring the Weather app

    Windows 8 apps put content before chrome. They are elegant. They are immersive. And they
    provide a consistent, compelling user experience. Complete the following steps to open and
    use the Windows 8 Weather app:

    1. On the Start screen, click (or tap) the Weather app. Notice how the Weather app uses
    the full screen.

    2. Move your mouse to the bottom of the screen and scroll the app left and right (or drag
    your finger right and left) to reveal more of the Weather app.
    3. Click the minus sign (-) in the bottom-right corner of the screen (or pinch the Weather
    app with two fingers), and click or tap Hourly Forecast.
    4. To see the app commands available for the Weather app, right-click anywhere in the
    app (or swipe in from the top edge of the screen).
    5. Click (or tap) Places, to view weather in different areas.
    6. Right-click (or swipe from the top edge of the screen), and then click (or tap) World
    Weather to see the weather for different locations around the world.
    Elegant? Immersive??? We really do notice how the apps open full screen and ask, 'Why?'.
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    Elegant? Immersive??? We really do notice how the apps open full screen and ask, 'Why?'.
    Ask not what your OS can do for you, ask what you can do for your OS.
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    That is one of the most bizarre things I've ever heard. Windows 8 is a piece of software, not a country, it's supposed to serve me and my needs, not for me to serve it's needs.
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