Surface For Dummies
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: January 2013
Pages: 256

Learn to:

  • Navigate the new interface and explore Windows 8 Pro or WindowsRT
  • Browse the web and use e-mail, all with the tap of afinger
  • Listen to music, watch TV shows, share photos, and downloadapps

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

Microsoft's entry into the tablet market created a powerhousethat can take you from play to work and back again. This handyguide helps you decide between the two models, gets you up andrunning with your choice, walks you through the Start screen andthe keyboard, and shows you how to play music, watch movies, createdocuments, and more!

  • Windows your way — compare the Windows RT Surface withthe Windows 8 Pro version and decide what you need
  • Typing and tapping — discover the two cool detachablekeyboard/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; createplaylists; 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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