Windows 8 Essentials

Welcome to the Windows 8 Essentials workshop. This workshop will give your participants an introduction into the new world of Windows 8. With Windows 8 Microsoft has introduced a different environment with its new user interface and ways of navigating through your apps.
Windows 8 Essentials will show your participants the great new features of Windows 8 and provide them with a great base to further their Windows 8 experiences. With Windows 8 you are able to better manage your time by providing new and more efficient tools and applications.

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started
Housekeeping Items
The Parking Lot
Workshop Objectives
Action Plans and Evaluations

Module Two: Welcome to Windows 8
About Windows 8
Installing Windows 8 (upgrade vs. clean)
Setting up Windows 8 (including about your Microsoft Account)
Exploring the Start Screen
Using Windows 8 with a Touch Screen
Logging In and Shutting Down
Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Using Apps
Opening and Closing an App
Navigating Apps
About the Built-In Apps
Using All Apps
Updating and Downloading Apps from the Windows Store
Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Working with the Desktop
Opening the Desktop
About the Desktop Interface
Switching Between the Start Screen and the Desktop
Opening Desktop Apps
Using Desktop Effects (snap, peek, shake and flip)
Opening Files with Different Apps
Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Using the Task Bar
About the Task Bar
Pinning Apps to the Task Bar
Using Jump Lists
Minimizing All Open Windows
Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Working with the Charms Bar
Displaying the Charms
Using the Search Charm
Using the Share Charm
Using the Start Charm
Using the Device Charm
Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Managing Your Files and Folders
Working with File Explorer
Changing File Explorer View
Sorting Files
Searching for Files
Working with Libraries
About SkyDrive
Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Devices, Networking and Sharing
View Available Networks
Using a HomeGroup
Using Remote Desktop
Selecting Sharing Options
Adding and Removing Devices
Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Working with Settings and the Control Panel
Using the Settings Charm
Opening the Control Panel
Managing User Accounts and Parental Controls
Setting Default Programs
Removing Unwanted Programs
Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Personalizing Windows 8
Customizing the Lock Screen
Customizing the Start Screen
Customizing Tiles on the Start Screen
Customizing the Desktop
Accessing the User Screen
Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Understanding Security and Maintenance
Understanding Security Features
Using Windows Update
Using the Action Center
Troubleshooting Problems
Using System Restore
Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
Words from the Wise
Review of Parking Lot
Lessons Learned
Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations