New Features and Common Tasks in Windows 8.1

Business end users who are new to Windows, or existing Windows users who are new to Windows 8.1

Please contact us for information about prerequisites.

Expected Duration
60 minutes

Microsoft Windows 8.1 is the latest version of the Microsoft Windows PC desktop operating system. It includes a tablet-style user interface, as well as the more conventional Windows desktop interface.
This course will introduce learners to key features of Windows 8.1 and demonstrate how to interact with the new UI using either mouse and keyboard or a touch screen device. The course demonstrates how to move around apps, the Start screen, and the desktop. And it covers common tasks such as adding and removing shortcuts and changing settings.


Introducing Windows 8.1

  • familiarize yourself with your instructor and the content presented in this course
  • log on to Windows 8.1 and get familiar with the Start screen
  • interact with Windows 8.1 using touch, keyboard, and mouse
  • navigate to the Desktop and the Start screen, open apps in both, and switch between apps
  • use this job aid to start interacting with Windows 8.1

Navigating the Windows 8.1 Interface

  • open and navigate an app in Windows 8.1
  • use the Start button to navigate in Windows 8.1
  • do some basic tasks with apps in Windows 8.1
  • use the Charms bar in Windows 8.1
  • pin programs to the desktop and taskbar
  • pin desktop applications to the Windows 8.1 taskbar
  • use this job aid to move between the Start screen, desktop, and apps

Common Tasks in Windows 8.1

  • open apps that aren’t on the Start screen
  • pin apps to the Start screen and do other common app tasks
  • add apps to the Start screen in Windows 8.1
  • arrange tiles on the Start screen in Windows 8.1
  • use the Settings charm in Windows 8.1
  • set up the Start screen in preparation for work
  • switch off, sign out, and lock Windows 8.1
  • use this job aid to do common tasks in Windows 8.1





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