I don’t hate Windows 8. Ok, admittedly, I was not a big fan when Windows 8 was introduced, but I’m a much bigger fan now that Windows 8.1 is here. By far the biggest problem I had with Windows 8 was the number of MAJOR DIFFERENCES that Microsoft introduced with this version of Windows. I think they should have more aggressively created ways to ‘teach’ end users about how to use the new User Interface, but instead they were stuck with a bunch of people wondering – “What do I do?” and “Where is the Start Button?” Now that version 8.1 has been released and there is more hardware support, touch screens, tablets, etc Windows 8.1 has finally gotten some market share.
Microsoft recently published a “Windows 8.1 Power User Guide for Business”. It has a lot of great tips for everyone using Windows 8 (not just for business or power users). But, it’s 2014. Microsoft released Windows 8 in 2012! There were no touch screen tabets (which Windows 8.1 works really well with) then. There was just a missing Start Button and no built-in ability to boot to the desktop we all are familiar with. Where were the Windows 8 Guides in 2012? Given the steep learning curve moving to Windows 8, the manuals, the videos, the education SHOULD have been there, but just wasn’t. Thanks for the nice new shiny guide Microsoft. Thanks for some needed improvements with 8.1. But is it too little, too late?
Download the new “Windows 8.1 Power User Guide for Business“