Saturday, September 26, 2015

New Book: Power User Guide: Windows 10 Secrets (2015 Edition)

I wanted to post some information about my new Windows 10 book that is now available for purchase. Below is all the details and links to the new book.

This is the forth book that I have published. If you buy it and enjoy it, please post a review to let me and others know. I love hearing feedback from my readers.

  • Title: Power User Guide: Windows 10 Secrets (2015 Edition)
  • Author: Jason Savitt
  • Description: This book helps all levels of users (from novice to IT Professional) to take full advantage of the operating system. Some of the topics covered in the book: Understanding the different installation and upgrade options. Leveraging the power and features of the new OS and applications and services. Hundreds of power user notes, tips and tricks to fully utilize the features of the OS. Learn the background, history and future of the Windows product line, and what this will mean to you. Discover undocumented and little known features that can grant the user access to functionality that is only known to experts. Understand the new privacy concerns that comes with using all the new applications and services.
  • Free preview
  • Buy a copy

Monday, September 21, 2015

Windows 10: Windows Store (How-To Video)

The Windows Store is Microsoft's one-stop shop for all things Windows apps and media. The store offers free and paid apps, games, movies, TV shows, and the latest music.

This feature first appeared in Windows 8, and has been enhanced and upgraded in Windows 10. The biggest enhancement is the cleaner user interface design, it’s much easier to find things.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Windows 10: Microsoft Edge (How-To Video)

The Microsoft Edge browser, is the company's replacement for Internet Explorer. The Edge browser gets rid of a lot of legacy technologies that IE was hindered with. Microsoft had to make a logical separation between the two apps to abandon the bloat of the old browser.

One of the new features of the new Edge browser is the ability to mark up a webpage and share it with someone. Another cool feature is the Reading View strips away the clutter, then allows the user to place articles in the Reading List app for later review.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Windows 10: Windows and OneDrive (How-To Video)

Microsoft OneDrive is a built-in cloud storage service in Windows 10. This is a great feature if you want to store your files in the cloud so they’re accessible from a mobile device or another computer. This feature was also built-in to Windows 8. That version allowed you to keep most of your files in the cloud, but it could do more than the Windows 10 version.

The Windows 8 version also allowed you to select which ones you wanted to keep locally and everything else stayed in the cloud until you needed it. For some reason they removed this feature from Windows 10.

In a future article I’ll discuss how to work around this issue for devices that don’t have a great deal of storage

Monday, September 14, 2015

Windows 10: Start Menu Tips and Tricks (How-To Video)

Windows 10 has a new Start menu. If you used Windows 8 before all the concepts are similar just a little different, but you might learn something you didn't know. If you're a Windows 7 user most of the concepts are new.

This video shows you how to get the most out of the new Start menu. It shows how to resize and rearrange tiles, pin apps, and more.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Windows 10: Hey, Cortana (How-To Video)

One of the new features built-in to Windows 10 is called Cortana.  This is Microsoft's digital personal assistant technology, similar to Apple's Siri or Google’s Google Now.  You can ask Cortana any question using natural language and it will do its best to answer the question for you.

The more Cortana learns about you and your habits the more useful it will become. For example, it can alert you to upcoming events, give you flight information, give you information about packages shipped to you, etc.