For some, the transition to Windows 8 from Windows 7 is not quite needed, with many regarding the latest OS from Microsoft as just not that great. Why? One of the biggest reasons is that users can’t easily adapt to the new user interface and simply don’t want to learn new things. While users shouldn’t cringe when using an OS, it’s their responsibility to comprehend how to use Windows 8 and Windows 10.
Then again, when a company wants a product to be successful, it’s their job to make sure users are ready for it, which is probably why Microsoft decided to release a tutorial guide for those that want to be experienced Windows 8 users. We’ve recently discovered another tutorial, featured in the Barnes & Noble Nook application for Windows 8 review, called Windows 8 Plain & Simple.
Free Windows 8/Windows 10 tutorial guide
Windows 10 tutorial [update]
With the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft decided to offer clients an easier way to learn its OS, adopting a new online learning strategy where users choose to learn the OS in online classes or through training on demand. (Get more information directly from Microsoft’s training page.) However, users can also use Youtube videos: they are free, comprehensive, and you can access them anytime you want.
Windows 8 tutorial
The Windows 8 Plain & Simple book isn’t free and the single place we’ve found to obtain it freely and legally was the Nook application. The good news is that the Windows 8 Accessibility Tutorial Guide from Microsoft is completely free. Along with this, Microsoft’s also teaching developers how to create Windows 8 and Windows RT apps.
Here are some of the most important things you’ll be learning in this guide:
- Windows 8 Accessibility
- Ease of Access
- Mouse and Keyboard
- Keyboard Shortcuts
The guide is filled with screenshots to better understand how everything works in Windows 8. Here’s the official page for this document and you’ll find the download link at the end of this article. You’ll see that once you’ll get used to Windows 8, you’ll never want to get back to Windows 7. Even if the current state and number of apps in the Windows Store doesn’t seem appealing, it will be more popular in the long run.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2012 and has been since revamped and updated for timeliness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.