Surface For Dummies
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Released: January 2013
Pages: 256

Learn to:

  • Navigate the new interface and explore Windows 8 Pro or Windows RT
  • Browse the web and use e-mail, all with the tap of a finger
  • Listen to music, watch TV shows, share photos, and download apps

Choose the right Surface, and you can work or play wherever you happen to be

Microsoft's entry into the tablet market created a powerhouse that can take you from play to work and back again. This handy guide helps you decide between the two models, gets you up and running with your choice, walks you through the Start screen and the keyboard, and shows you how to play music, watch movies, create documents, and more!

  • Windows your way — compare the Windows RT Surface with the Windows 8 Pro version and decide what you need
  • Typing and tapping — discover the two cool detachable keyboard/covers you can buy for your Surface
  • All that web stuff — browse, send, and receive e-mail; add and update apps; keep your calendar; and send messages
  • Entertainment — watch movies; listen to music; create playlists; and snap, share, and print photos
  • The workaday world — use Microsoft Office applications, set up user accounts, and keep your Surface updated

Open the book and find:

  • What tablets can do that laptops can't
  • A tour of the Start screen, Charms bar, and App bar
  • Helpful setup guidance and troubleshooting tips
  • How to make notes on the touchscreen
  • What you need to know about apps
  • Steps for connecting to TVs and projectors
  • Settings to personalize your Surface tablet
  • Ten tips for a smooth Surface experience
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