Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple

Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple

By Joli Ballew; Nancy Muir

Microsoft Press, Paperback, 9780735681279, 391pp.

Publication Date: November 2013


Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows 8.1

Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Windows 8.1 plain and simple Follow the book's easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the most expedient way to perform tasks and solve problems in Windows 8.1.

Here's WHAT You'll Learn: Personalize your Start screen in cool new ways Use apps such as Mail, People, Calendar, Skype, and Paint Surf the web, and send and receive email and messages Explore redesigned apps for Music, Video, and Windows Store Search your files, media, and the web--all at once Access your files from the cloud with Microsoft SkyDrive

Here's HOW You'll Learn It Jump in wherever you need answers Follow easy steps and screenshots to see exactly what to do Get handy tips for new techniques and shortcuts Use Try This exercises to apply what you learn right away.

About the Author
Joli Ballew, Microsoft MVP, MCSE, MCDST, A+, is the author of over 40 books overall, including for McGraw-Hill "How to Do Everything iPad", "How to Do Everything iPad 2" and "Degunking Windows 7" and for Pearson over a dozen books in the Brilliant and In Simple Steps series including "Brilliant Windows 7 for the Over 50's" and "Computer Essentials with Windows 7".

Beyond her computer book author career, Joli has written articles and given live webcasts for Microsoft's Windows XP Expert Zone, and has written web pages for Microsoft s Malaysia web site for small- to medium-sized businesses. She was the managing editor for's Home Office channel and still currently writes for the site, teaches classes at 3 different community colleges in Dallas and Collin County, Texas, and has created training videos for Keystone Learning.

Nancy C. Muir is the author of more than 50 technology books, including several bestsellers on Office PowerPoint. She has worked as a trainer and university instructor, and she has a certificate in distance learning design.