If you haven't used Windows 8 or Windows RT before, this guide serves as a great introduction to some of the new features.
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The Windows 8 and Windows RT Product Guide describes the many new and improved features in Windows 8 and Windows RT. Whether you're working or playing, at home, in the office, or on the go, Windows is designed for you. The reimagined Start screen brings together your sites, people, and apps that you care about. You can get all kinds of different apps for free or to buy in the Store. With Windows 8 and Windows RT, you can get the protection, speed, and reliability you're used to from Windows and then some
There's also a product guide for businesses.
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The Windows 8 Product Guide for Business provides a detailed look at the many new and improved features in Windows 8 that are important to our business customers. This guide can help businesses understand how Windows 8 enables better business tablets, provides new possibilities for mobile productivity, enhances end-to-end security, and delivers manageability and virtualization enhancements.
Also quite useful are the "Work Smart" guides from Microsoft. Click the links below to download.
Exploring Windows 8
This guide provides a high-level overview of the exciting new features in the Windows 8 user interface.
Protecting Data with Windows 8 BitLocker
This guide discusses how to use Microsoft BitLocker Drive Encryption technology to protect your computer’s data, and prevents others from accessing your disk drives without authorization.
Backing Up Your Data and Settings
This guide provides information on how to set up and use the new File History feature in Windows 8 or the IntelliMirror Redirection Service to back up your data.
Windows 8 Shortcut Keys
This guide provides a quick reference to the shortcut keys in the Windows 8 Start screen.
Using Windows Internet Explorer 10
This guide provides detailed instructions for using the Internet Explorer 10 modern experience, provides useful tips for working across both experiences, and discusses security and privacy.
Connecting Remotely Using Windows 8 DirectAccess
This guide discusses how to connect remotely using Windows 8 DirectAccess, which enables you to seamlessly connect to the corporate network from any Internet-equipped remote location without having to establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.
Connect a Microsoft Account to Your Domain Account
This guide discusses how, with Windows 8, you can connect your Microsoft account to your corporate domain account. By connecting the accounts you can continue to sign in to your office PC with your domain (network) credentials, sync your Windows personalization settings across multiple PCs, and use a single sign-on for Windows Live services.
We have live@edu Microsoft accounts for students on a subdomain. So all users here already have a windows live ID.
Is there a way to automatically link their windows liveID to their local domain account so the first time the log in to windows 8 it is already configured and they dont have to manually do the steps in the link above?
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