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November 2, 2012

Windows 8 is Built for Business Part 3

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For the past 6-8 weeks Digux has been going to town on Windows 8. We upgraded our desktops, laptops, and now we are using the new Surface Tablet running Windows RT. An enormous amount of information is now readily available on the Internet helping us understand Windows 8. The purpose of this post is to provide an organized place for people to come and find resources on Windows 8, weather you are just getting started, or extremely technical and want a peak under the hood.

What Should I Purchase?
Their is a lot of new tablets, laptops, and convertibles to choose from. If you are wanting to purchase a new device and not sure what to do next, we recommend clicking on the following link and clicking on the “Get Started” button in the “Find your next PC” section. This should help you:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/tablets-computers?ocid=GA8_O_WOL_Hero_Home_PC_Null

How do I Personalize Windows 8?
Here you can learn how to search, share, customize the start screen, how to use apps, switch between apps, and use two apps together:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/basics#1TC=t1
Here you can learn how to do more with the start screen, picture password, languages, etc.:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/personalize-pc#1TC=t1

How Do I Backup Windows 8?
We thought this was a good article on Windows 8 File History Backup:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/the-complete-guide-to-windows-8-file-history-backup/

Did Microsoft Improve the File Transfer Experience?
Learn how to pause and deal with transfer conflicts:
http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2011/08/24/windows_8_to_improve_file_transfer_experience

Any Tips and Tricks I Should Know About?
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/50-windows-8-tips-tricks-and-secrets-1028220
http://www.windows8tricks.net/
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2012885/20-must-know-windows-8-tips-and-tricks.html

What New Keyboard Shortcuts Should I Be Aware Of?
http://www.everything-microsoft.com/2011/09/16/windows-8-keyboard-shortcuts/
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2012885/20-must-know-windows-8-tips-and-tricks.html
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57390299-285/23-new-keyboard-shortcuts-for-windows-8/#!

Any Crazy New Hardware for Windows 8?
This laptop was something we have never seen before. We recommend checking this out:
http://incredibletogether.asus.com/taichi21.html

What’s Under Windows 8’s Hood?
Here you can learn about the private storage, power preservation, and memory security to name a few:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/10/better-on-the-inside-under-the-hood-of-windows-8/

What’s Included with Windows 8 Enterprise?
Here learn about Windows to Go, VDI, BranchCache, Remote Access/DirectAccess services to name a few:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/10/going-to-work-with-windows-8-enterprise/

Paul Allen’s Initial Take on Windows 8:
Not that we agree with everything Paul outlines here, he has a few tips that may be useful for some folks:
http://www.paulallen.com/TemplateGeneric.aspx?contentId=2″>http://www.paulallen.com/TemplateGeneric.aspx?contentId=2

Bill Gate’s Initial Take on Windows 8:
http://mashable.com/2012/10/22/bill-gates-windows-8/

Are you Ready to Market Windows 8?
If you are a Microsoft Partner we recommend obtaining the Sales, Marketing, and Technical training:
https://mspartner.microsoft.com/en/us/Pages/Solutions/windows-8.aspx

What Can I Do to Get Started Developing My Own Windows 8 Store App?
Check out one of our other blog posts: http://www.digux.com/metro-app-development/
Then we recommend reading the free eBook by Kraig Brockschmidt:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2012/10/29/free-ebook-programming-windows-8-apps-with-html-css-and-javascript.aspx

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