Simon May is an IT Evangelist for Microsoft. He talks to IT Professionals around the UK, explaining how to get the most out of Windows, and how IT Professionals can encourage smarter use of devices in their organizations. Simon is also an author and successful blogger.
Comments about oreilly Windows® 8 for Tablets Plain & Simple:
With the release of Windows 8, you have lots of Windows 8 tablets running Windows 8 in the market. And with tablets comes the cool Touch interface, a new way to interact with Windows. Though you had touch based devices for earlier versions of Windows too but Windows 8 has been specially made for touch devices. Its fluid interface makes it very intuitive, easy and fun to use. But for some people who are completely new to Windows or to those Windows users who are not sure how to do everything with their new Windows 8 based Tablets, this new book deals with that everything. Yes some users will have a bit of learning curve with Windows 8 but once they know, they'll enjoy it and appreciate its cool new fluid interface. With this book, one can learn and enjoy the Windows 8 touch experience on your new tablet. One will learn and use the new Start screen to find everything one needs as some Windows users may need some learning curve for this Start Screen being new.
The Book is full color easy guide. One can start from any page and jump right into the topic and get the answer they need. Its full of screenshots that makes it very easy to follow for everyone, even if one doesn't have the tablet yet. One can spend time with Tablets learning, exploring by themselves what Windows 8 is. But having this book will guide and cut down the time by providing the quickest and easiest way to do that. And the book also does cover what you can do with keyboard and mouse too. Overall a very handy book full of screenshots, easy to understand language, handy tips and 'Try This' Exercises to apply what you have learnt.Must have book for beginners and also those who wants to quickly master the new Windows 8 interface on a touch device.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend