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Find guides and tutorials to help you familiarize your end users with the basic and advanced features and capabilities of Windows 8.1 in a business environment.

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Windows 8.1 User Readiness Toolkit

If your biggest obstacle in moving to Windows 8.1 is preparing your end users for the change, download the Windows 8.1 User Readiness Toolkit and get the tools you need to communicate and educate your users about Windows 8.1. This kit includes a user roadmap, email tips, posters, flyers, training videos, and more.

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Windows 8.1 basics

Meet the new Windows
Learn how to find things fast, switch between apps, get things done more efficiently on your device, and more.

Quick overview of the five charms – Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings – which provide easy access to common tasks

Get around faster with the charms
Explore the five charms that provide easy access to common tasks: Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings.

Desktop basics and information on how to boot directly to the desktop

Your familiar desktop, only better
Explore the new task manager and learn how to switch between desktop and Start screen with a tap or click.

Information on how to customize the Start screen and color scheme

Make Windows all about you
See how to customize the Start screen, its color scheme, and the size and grouping of tiles.

Settings overview including PC and Devices, SkyDrive sync settings, Privacy, and Ease of Access

Exploring PC settings
Explore the settings available for PC and Devices, OneDrive, Privacy, and Ease of Access.

Explore projection options that don't require cables or network access

Mobility at work
Learn how to project to external monitors, projectors, or TVs without cables or network access.

Details on how to efficiently accomplish everyday tasks with regard to files and links

Quick Link Menu and File Explorer
Get details on how to efficiently accomplish everyday tasks with regard to files and links.

How to customize the taskbar, work efficiently across multiple monitors, and use programs and apps effectively

Taskbar, multiple monitors, and Task Manager
Learn how to customize the taskbar, work across multiple monitors, and use programs and apps effectively.

Changes to browser tabs and navigation controls

Internet Explorer 11
See the changes to browser tabs and navigation controls plus new features like the sneak peek in the tabs bar.


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