Windows 8 introduces a new concept called a “connected account” that provides: • The ability to “roam” your personalization settings (for example, your Lock screen picture or your desktop background) across multiple computers Single sign-on for Windows Live services that require a Microsoft account (also known as a Windows Live ID) for authentication
Customization note: This document contains guidance and/or step-by-step installation instructions that can be reused, customized, or deleted entirely if they do not apply to your organization’s environment or installation sce...
You can use the new File History feature in Windows 8 or the IntelliMirror Redirection Service to back up your data. This guide provides information on how to set up and use each data backup method. This guide also discusses Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), a service that you can use to back up your desktop profile and application settings. Topics in this guide include:
Microsoft BitLocker Drive Encryption technology uses the strongest publicly available encryption to protect your computer’s data, and prevents others from accessing your disk drives without authorization. BitLocker To Go prevents unauthorized access to your portable storage drives, including Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash drives, also known as “thumb drives.” When you install Windows 8, you can use the Setup program to enable BitLocker. If you didn’t enable BitLocker when you installed Windows 8, you can use this guide to walk you through the process.
DirectAccess enables you to seamlessly connect to the corporate network from any Internet-equipped remote location without having to establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. You only have to use your smart card once with DirectAccess—during the first set up. From then on, you can log on remotely at any time as long as you have an Internet connection. Windows 8 introduces the concept of a virtual smart card, which provides the same benefits as a physical smart card but is much more convenient.
This guide provides a high-level overview of the exciting new features in the Windows 8 user interface so you can get up and running quickly with the new operating system. Windows 8 provides the power of a PC with the touch interface of a tablet so you don’t have to make any compromises. If you haven’t already installed Windows 8, you can find detailed installation instructions at: . This guide provides instructions for touch, mouse, and keyboard. Since Windows 8 is a touch-first interface, touch instructions are always listed first, and then mouse and keyboard instructions.
You can use the following shortcut keys in the Windows 8 Start screen.Description Toggle between the Start screen and the last-opened Windows Store app or the desktop. Switch to the desktop and launch the “nth” application in the taskbar. For example, launches whichever application is first in the list, from left to right. Switch to the desktop and set the focus to the tray notification area. Display the charms and time/date/notification/battery overlay. Switch to the desktop and toggle Show Desktop (hides/shows any applications and other windows).
The Internet Explorer 10 modern experience works on both touch devices and non-touch devices, and uses the full screen by default to display websites. In Internet Explorer 10, websites participate in Windows 8 features, including the Start screen, charms, and Snap.
Using the Navigation Bar
The navigation bar for Internet Explorer 10 looks different than earlier versions of Internet Explorer. The navigation bar is located at the bottom of the screen instead of the top, and includes the following controls:...