Synopses & Reviews
Using Microsoft Windows 8 is a complete, customized, media-rich learning experience designed to help new Windows 8 users master their new operating system as fast as possible. It starts with a concise, friendly, straight-to-the-point guide to Windows 8 by J. Peter Bruzzese, one of the world's most experienced Windows trainers and authors. This exceptional book is fully integrated with an unprecedented collection of online learning resources: online video, screencasts, podcasts, and additional web content, all designed to reinforce key concepts and help users achieve real mastery.
The book and online content work together to teach everything mainstream Windows 8 users need to know. Watch key tasks in Show Me videos, get more insights in Tell Me More audio interviews, and learn everything you need to know, painlessly:
- Master the radically new Windows 8 interface
- Personalize and customize Windows 8 to your own tastes and preferences
- Work with Windows 8's built-in and downloadable apps
- Make the most of multimedia
- Work with the newest Internet Explorer browser
- Connect quickly and painlessly to networks of all kinds
- Strengthen security and privacy, and setting up parental controls
- Troubleshoot Windows 8 problems
- And much more
USING Windows 8
Make Windows® 8 do what you want it to do, and discover everything Windows can do for the first time! Using Windows® 8 is the fastest, easiest way to master Microsoft’s radically new version of Windows. Don’t just read about Windows 8—see it and hear it with step-by-step screencasts and expert audio tips.
Show Me video walks through tasks you’ve just got to see
Tell Me More audio delivers insights straight from the experts
J. Peter Bruzzese, Microsoft MVP, MCT, and MCITP, is the co-founder of ClipTraining.com and an internationally published author with more than a dozen titles to his credit.
Nick Saccomanno, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), develops Microsoft
Windows and Office-based content for ClipTraining.com.
Wayne Dipchan, MCSE, MCDBA, MCT, and senior Wintel SA/SE, is the owner of AriLex Technologies LLC and is the co-author of Windows Server 2008 How To.
About the Author
J. Peter Bruzzese (co-founder and CIO of ClipTraining) is a Microsoft MVP, an internationally published technical author, a well-known tech speaker, and a journalist. Over the past 15 years, Peter has worked with Goldman Sachs, CommVault Systems, and Microsoft, to name a few. His focus has been, and continues to be, enterprise environments with a special focus on Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, and desktop operating systems. He holds the following certifications:
• Microsoft: MCSA 2000/2003, MCSE NT/2000/2003, MCITP: Messaging with Exchange 2007/2010
• Microsoft Exchange MVP
• Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
• Novell: CNA
• Cisco: CCNA
• CIW: CIW Master, CIW Certified Instructor
• CompTIA: A+, Network+, iNET+
Peter and ClipTraining are partnered with TrainSignal to create powerful admin-oriented training videos that revolve around Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync. Peter is also a contributor to Redmond magazine, WindowsITPro magazine, TechTarget, MSExchange.org, and other tech sites. He is a regular speaker for TechMentor Conferences and the FETC Conference. He has also spoken at Microsoft TechEd, the IT360 Tech Conference in Canada, the TEC Conference, and Connections. Last but certainly not least, he writes the Enterprise Windows column for InfoWorld.
Wayne Dipchan is the owner of AriLex Technologies LLC, an IT consulting company, and is a Windows Systems Engineer for Staten Island University Hospital, which is part of the LIJ Healthcare System. Wayne has had the opportunity to work for such companies as New Horizons CLC, St. Peter’s Healthcare System, and Barclays Capital. At Barclays Capital, he was part of a team that managed more than 25,000 Windows servers, focusing on Active Directory and Citrix. Currently at Staten Island University Hospital, he is involved in an Active Directory migration and utilizes PowerShell to automate many functions. This real-world experience helps him understand what end clients want and deliver real solutions. His training background enables him to discuss and explain technology to a wide range of audiences. He is also the co-author of Windows Server 2008 How To.
Nick Saccomanno is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and is a professional screencaster and technical author with an emphasis on Microsoft technologies. On the forefront of the latest technologies, Nick simplifies the learning curve in trying to help the everyday user get the most out of them. Nick has created screencasts for ClipTraining relating to Windows XP, 7, and 8, as well as Office 2007/2010, and coauthored Using Windows 7. His unique style is due mostly to his love of technology and the gift of learning it quickly. When away from training, Nick enjoys playing guitar and traveling to new places with his wife, Marie.