As you may have heard, this is a huge week for Microsoft. In an effort to integrate the mobile computing experience into its operating system, Microsoft is releasing the most comprehensive reworking of the Windows OS since it put out Windows 95 in, well, 1995.
Windows 8 introduces important changes to both the customer-facing (and back-end) of the system, rolling out a new, touch-friendly user interface meant to work better with smartphones and tablets, a program and file management system designed to make it easier to update software (apps) and manage files in the cloud, and upgraded security features. Some changes you can see, some you can’t — but they will all change the way you work in Windows.
We have been working over a pre-release copy of Windows 8, learning the fine-points of the redesigned OS and figuring out how to help users get a grip on this serious rethinking of Windows. To highlight some of the changes our clients might have trouble with, we created some videos we will be featuring here and posting in the Do It Yourself section of our main website.
To get a sense of what’s new in Windows 8, check out our introductory “Two Minute Miracle” video, “Cool Things to Do With Windows 8.