Whether you're updating to Windows 8 or migrating from another operating system, you'll want the Windows 8 Bible as a guide. From what's new in Windows 8 to Windows OS basics, handling legacy programs, or how to sync across all your PC and Windows mobile devices, this substantial book covers it all. Get comfortable with the cool Windows 8 interface, learn how to set up firewalls and stop malware, jump into the cloud, use the built-in PDF reader, make playlists, set up a home network—it's all here, and much more.
Understand Windows 8 on your desktop, tablet, and phone
Explore Windows live cloud synchronization with SkyDrive
Navigate the Windows 8 user interface, the Windows Store, and Internet Explorer Immersive
Protect your system with a Windows firewall
Manage your contacts on all social networks with the new People app
Chat online using integrated social networking features
Control your PC from your tablet or your Windows phone
Create a home network and use shared resources
Install, sync, tune, or remove hardware and software
Set time limits, monitor online activity, and limit the apps and games kids can run with the new Family Safety feature
Jim Boyce has authored or coauthored more than 45 books about computer hardware and software, including Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Plain & Simple and Microsoft Outlook Version 2002 Inside Out. He is a former contributing editor and monthly columnist for WINDOWS Magazine. He has worked with computers as a programmer and systems manager in a variety of capacities since the 1970s, and has a wide range of experience in the MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows NT, and UNIX environments.