Josh Condie – Microsoft Press has just release 3 great new books to arm yourself with as your colleagues and customers begin to explore the new client OS. Help them deploy, manage, use and experience all the new features and form factors that are about to hit the market:
Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out, by Mike Halsey – http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145367617.do
You’re beyond the basics, so dive right into optimizing Windows 8—and really put your PC or tablet to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts keep their Windows 8 systems running smoothly—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery.
Keep your computers and devices happy and healthy by understanding how Windows 8 works; take control of security with best practices and expert safety advice; enhance performance and make the operating system run more smoothly with advanced settings; resolve common problems with easy technical fixes and step-by-step repair guides; prevent slow down and issues that can develop over time with smart maintenance tips; perform hardware clean-ups and repairs that can greatly increase the lifespan of your computer; and develop a recovery plan to restore your system and data in the event of a disaster.
Windows 8 Plain & Simple, by Nancy Muir – http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145338945.do#
This full-color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to get things done with Windows 8—with easy-to-follow steps, screenshots, and concise, straightforward language. Nancy shows you how to use a PC or touch device and connect anytime, anywhere; find and download apps to personalize how you work and play; set up a printer and home network, and sync devices; send email, browse the web, organize and share content; make movies, take photos, play music, burn DVDs; and protect privacy and perform easy system tune-ups. The concise, language, easy-to-follow steps, and screenshots show you exactly what to do. Handy tips teach you new techniques and shortcuts. Quick “Try This” exercises help you to apply what you learn right away.
Windows 8 for Tablets Plain & Simple, by Simon May – http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145367709.do?sortby=publicationDate
This full-color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to get things done with Windows 8 for tablets—with easy-to-follow steps, screenshots, and concise, straightforward language. Simon shows you how to use Windows 8 with easy tablet touch gestures; browse, try, buy, or extend apps to do almost anything; link email and social networks for real-time updates; help protect your PC, files, and family from threats; play with photos and share your files in the cloud; and connect to TVs, printers, and other devices. The concise, language, easy-to-follow steps, and screenshots show you exactly what to do. Handy tips teach you new techniques and shortcuts. Quick “Try This” exercises help you to apply what you learn right away.