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Windows 8.1/10 Users

Duration : 1 day

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Audience

Introduction to microcomputers (or basic experience)
CustomersEntreprises

Prerequisites

Basic microcomputer concepts as well as keyboard and mouse operations would be an asset.

Objectives

To be more familiar with:

  • Understanding a computer software and hardware components.
  • Using Windows 8.1/10 new features.
  • Windows 8.1/10 Start screen.
  • Navigating between the two interfaces.
  • The Charms bar functions.
  • The Desktop new features.
  • The File Explorer new features.
  • Efficient management of files and folders.
Pedagogical Method Presentation – Demonstrations – Directed exercises

Contents

Using a microcomputer with Windows 8.1/10 – The basics

  • Defining the role and the functions of the operating system.
  • Identifying the microcomputer’s elements.
  • Using the mouse.
  • Using the keyboard.

Windows 8.1/10: history, launch and shutdown

  • The main reasons for changes in Microsoft's operating system.
  • The Metro interface (also referred to as Modern UI).
  • Logon in Windows 8.1/10.
  • The Log off feature.
  • Switching from one user to another without logging off.
  • Shutdown (Turn off) your PC.

Navigating between the Metro interface and the desktop

  • The new visual interface provided by the Metro start screen.
  • How to find the classic desktop.
  • How to find the installed desktop apps on your PC.
  • How to launch applications with Windows 8.1/10.
  • How to switch from one application to another.
  • How to close an application.
  • Using applications side by side.

Using and personalising the start screen

  • The Windows 8.1/10 start screen configuration.
  • How to move or to resize tiles from the start screen.
  • How to pin or unpin apps tiles.
  • How to group tiles together.
  • Adding icons to the desktop or taskbar.
  • Creating tiles for Web sites or folders.

The new features from the Windows 8.1/10 desktop

  • Windows 8.1/10 task bar.
  • The taskbar buttons.
  • The contextual menus of the taskbar buttons.
  • The Aero function: Instant view.
  • The Aero function: Aero peek and hide windows.
  • The Aero function: Snap.
  • The Aero function: Shake.
  • The notification zone.
  • Advanced options of the Start button.

The common principles of desktop applications (Office 2013/2016 interface)

  • Create a new document.
  • Open an existing document.
  • Save a file.
  • Close a file.
  • Print a file.
  • View file options.
  • Perform different selections.
  • Use Cut, Copy and Paste.
  • Deletions.
  • To cancel the last action.
  • Working with multiple documents.

The Charm bar: using the charm bar and its functions

  • The Charm bar.
  • The Charm bar icons.
  • The Search function.
  • The Share function.
  • The Devices icon: Printing within the metro apps.
  • The Settings icon: description and functionalities.
  • The Settings Icon’s contextuality.
  • Personalising the Start Screen and the desktop view.

The File Explorer new features

  • To open the File Explorer.
  • The Navigation Pane’s content.
  • Navigating in folders.
  • The File Explorer’s tabs.
  • The View tab and its functions.
  • The Home tab and its functions.
  • The Share tab and its functions.
  • The contextual tabs.
  • The Search tab and its search functions.

The File Explorer new features

  • To open the File Explorer.
  • The Navigation Pane’s content.
  • Navigating in folders.
  • The File Explorer’s tabs.
  • The View tab and its functions.
  • The Home tab and its functions.
  • The Share tab and its functions.
  • The contextual tabs.
  • The Search tab and its search functions.

File and Folder management

  • Defining the folder structure with Windows 8.1/10
  • To understand the Tree folder notion.
  • Creating folders.
  • Renaming a folder or a document.
  • Move or copy files or folders.
  • Delete and restore elements.
  • Understanding storage drive types.

To go further… (if time allows)

  • Windows 8.1/10: Using the Touch Screens (Demo with a Surface tablet).
  • A few Windows 8.1/10 Metro Apps (exploring the most popular).
  • Modifying PC setups: deepened notions.

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