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Get A Free Book On Windows 8 From Microsoft Press


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Microsoft Press has published a useful book for IT professionals that covers all the major features of Windows 8, from Internet Explorer 10 to Powershell v3. If you want to learn about what's new in Windows 8, then there's a huge amount of useful information in the 150 pages here.

 

You can order the book via traditional means as a hardcopy for $14.99. Or if you want it in PDF format, you can get it totally free by following the link below

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2012/11/13/free-ebook-introducing-windows-8-an-overview-for-it-professionals-final-edition.aspx

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Good find :)

Great find, thanks Draggletail.

You're welcome, I'm installing Win 8 sometime this week so just doing a bit of homework first.

Here's some mouse tricks I came accross, might be of interest, might not :D

 

Mouse tricks on any screen

 

Moving your mouse cursor to the upper right or lower right corner brings up the Charms bar.

 

Moving your mouse cursor to the upper left corner opens a thumbnail of the last app you visited. You can click the thumbnail to switch back to the previous app.

 

Place the mouse cursor on the lower left corner and right-click the thumbnail that is displayed to bring up the very useful Quick Access menu (also called Simple Start) If you have only opened the Start Screen, you won’t see any thumbnail.

 

If you want to display all your open apps (including an open Desktop), place the mouse cursor on the upper left corner. When the thumbnail for the previously visited app opens, move the mouse cursor down along the left side of the screen. Thumbnails for all your open apps should appear.

 

Mouse tricks on the Start Screen

 

Click the minus sign in the lower right corner to reduce the Start Menu tiles to a smaller size so that all tiles can be seen on the screen at the same time. Click again to restore normal size.

 

Place the mouse cursor on the lower left corner to display a thumbnail of the previous app you visited. If you have only opened the Start Screen, you won’t see anything.

 

Mouse tricks on the Desktop

 

Place the mouse cursor on the lower left corner to open the Start Screen icon. You can click it to go back to the Start Screen.

 

Right-click the Start Screen icon to open the Quick Access menu.

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