For some, the transition to Windows 8 from Windows 7 is not quite needed and many regard the latest OS from Microsoft as something that’s not that great. Why is that happening? One of the biggest reasons is that users can’t easily adapt to the new user interface and they simply don’t want to “learn” new things. Definitely, users shouldn’t cringe when using your OS, but from my point of view, it’s their own responsibility to aprehend how to use Windows 8.
But, then again, when you want a product to be successful, then you have to make sure the user is ready and apt for it. So, perhaps that was the reason 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 tutorial guide
The Windows 8 Plain & Simple book isn’t for free and the single place where I managed to get it for free and legally, was the Nook application that I’ve mentioned. But the good news is that the “Windows 8 Accessibility Tutorial Guide” from Microsoft is completely free. And it seems quite natural for me to be like that, because you can’t really put a price for users to learn a product that you want to be as popular as it can. Microsoft’s also teaching developers how to create Windows 8 and Windows RT apps.
It’s not really a book, as Microsoft refers to it as a “88 page word document” that highlights the main features in Windows 8. It has been officialy launched on November 14 and it is mentioned that this is Version. Could there be more incoming after this? I guess this guide will be read more by those that currently have previous Windows versions, because Windows 8 owners are discovering the OS on their own. But still, even for them, this is an awesome educational tool. 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, so you’ll be able to understand much easier how everything works in Windows 8. Here’s the official page for this document; 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 to appealing, you have to see in the long run, when it will become more popular.