Windows 8 Books

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Welcome to the Windows 8 Books section of our site.

On this page, we will be keeping track of the most informative books that will be coming out for Windows 8.

Here are the top Windows 8 books out on the market now.

Windows 8: 50 Questions and Answers you need to make a decision.

This book is the premier Consumer Windows 8 eBook on the market today.

Written by an experienced IT professional and former Microsoft MVP, this is a valuable resource businesses need to help evaluate Windows 8

Written in a very straightforward and concise manner, this 105 page book is what you need if you want to understand Windows 8, Microsoft and the new era of transformation this Operating System is bringing.

We strongly recommend this book for those who simply want to understand what all the fuss about Windows 8 is about.

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This book is the premier Business Windows 8 eBook on the market today.

Written as the companion to the 50 Questions book above, by an experienced IT professional and former Microsoft MVP, this eBook highlights the top 25 things businesses need to know about before they make the migration to Windows 8.

This ebook will help you determine if Windows 8 is right for your business. Whatever you decide, this guide will help you understand the impact of your decision on your business.

We strongly recommend this book for business owners who want to understand the potential impacts of  Windows 8 on their business.

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Windows 8 Secrets by Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera (Sep 11, 2012)

In their introduction, the authors of this book say that “with Windows 8, suddenly, everything is different.” And they are right—with a completely new interface presenting users with a completely new experience, Windows 8 and its device-based cousin Windows RT are arguably the biggest change in Windows ever.

But bestselling authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera have you covered with Windows 8 Secrets, a completely new, written-from-scratch guide to the ins and outs of this new Windows experience.

Covering topics both large and small, ranging from how the new immersive experiences and familiar Windows desktop interface coexist to the subtle differences in interacting with Windows 8 via touch, keyboard, or mouse, this book digs in to reveal helpful and advanced insight in all major Windows areas: application management, data backup and security, networking, and much more.

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Windows 8 Inside Out by Tony Northrup (Nov 27, 2012)

You’re beyond the basics—so dive right into Windows 8 and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Windows 8—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery!

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Windows 8 Bible by Jim Boyce and Rob Tidrow (Oct 23, 2012)

Windows 8 is an exciting new version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system and it’s packed with exciting new features. From the new Windows 82032s lock screen and the new Internet Explorer to a built-in PDF reader and new user interface, Windows 8 is not only a replacement for Windows 7 but a serious OS for today’s tablet and touchscreen device users.

And what better way to get the very most out of it than with this equally impressive new book from Microsoft experts? Over 900 pages packed with tips, instruction, and techniques help you hit the ground running with Windows 8.

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Getting Started with Windows 8 Apps: A Guide to the Windows Runtime [Paperback]

Get a head start on building apps for Windows 8. With a series of examples, this hands-on guide takes you through the process of creating complete touch-enabled apps that respond to native sensors. Through the course of the book, you’ll learn how to work with the Windows Runtime application model while building a Bing Image Search app.

If you’re an experienced .NET developer who wants to get up to speed with Windows 8, this book provides the expertise and C# code samples you need.

You can get it here

 

Metro Revealed: Building Windows 8 apps with XAML and C# [Paperback]

This 88-page primer unveils the key features of Microsoft’s eagerly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 contains the revolutionary Metro application framework for building dynamic and responsive touch-enabled applications that target both desktops and mobile devices.

With the official release of Windows 8 looming ever closer, experienced author Adam Freeman invites you to take a crash course in Metro development. Using XAML and C#, he ensures you understand the changes that are being made to Windows development practices and puts you on the right course to creating innovative and elegant applications for this latest evolution of the world’s most successful operating system.

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Misunderstanding Windows 8: An Introduction, Orientation, and How-to for Windows 8 (Windows Tips and Tricks) [Kindle Edition]

This New Third Edition now includes a chapter on “A Peek at the Coming Microsoft Surface Tablet Computer.”

Deciphering the madness of Windows 8, the new operating system from Microsoft, while comparing it to Windows 7.

Whether you’re an old-line Windows user or merely curious about what Microsoft is up to, this book gives clear guidelines for understanding and tricks for using the new Windows 8 operating system. Jack Dunning, author of Getting Started with Windows 7 and other Windows 7 Secrets books, provides an objective appraisal of Windows 8 while comparing it to Windows 7.

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Windows 8 – A plain and simple guide [Kindle Edition]

A comprehensive lesson about Operating systems with primary focus on the Windows 8 Operating System.

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Windows 8 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) [Paperback]

Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world’s computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone’s bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8.

Whether you’re meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more.

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Windows 8 – The Complete Guide [Kindle Edition]

Windows 8 is the most significant upgrade to Microsoft’s operating system since Windows 95. This complete guide includes over 100 pages of tips and tricks from the experts at PC Advisor, explaining every new feature and providing hands-on tutorials.

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An Introduction to Windows 8 [Kindle Edition]

An Introduction to Windows 8 is basic beginners guide to the new Windows 8 Operating System.

The manual contains step by step guidance on installing and using most basic features and accessing programs running on Windows 8.

It is the first comprehensive guide of the new Windows 8 Operating System by Microsoft.

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Windows 8 Administration Pocket Consultant [Paperback]

Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering computers running Windows 8. Zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information to solve problems and get the job done–whether at your desk or in the field.

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Windows 8 Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed [Paperback]

With Metro and Windows 8, Microsoft is enabling developers to build applications with unparalleled richness and interactivity: applications that are extraordinarily useful and beautiful, and can serve users no matter where they are or what kind of device they prefer to use.

In Windows 8 Metro Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed, legendary Microsoft programming guru Adam Nathan shows experienced Microsoft developers exactly how to write world-class apps with Metro. As in Nathan’s previous best-seller WPF 4 Unleashed, this approachable, intensely practical book teaches through realistic code examples — all of them fully color-coded to match the way they appear in Visual Studio.

Nathan examines Metro’s feature areas in unparalleled depth, delving into topics that most Metro books ignore. He covers everything developers need to know now about Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML), showing how to use it to create state-of-the-art Metro user interfaces.

Developers will discover how to exploit Windows 8’s most important new innovations from Metro, including touch and sensor support. For sophisticated developers comfortable with the Microsoft programming stack, this book offers unparalleled value.

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8 (Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech)) [Paperback]

If you learn more quickly when you can see how things are done, this Visual guide is the easiest way to get up and running on Windows 8. It covers more than 150 essential Windows tasks, using full-color screen shots and step-by-step instructions to show you just what to do.

Learn your way around the interface and how to install programs, set up user accounts, play music and other media files, download photos from your digital camera, go online, set up and secure an e-mail account, and much more.

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Windows 8 Step by Step (Step By Step (Microsoft)) [Paperback]

Experience learning made easy–and quickly teach yourself how to use Windows 8. With Step by Step, you set the pace–building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

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Windows 8 Metro Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript Unleashed [Paperback]

Millions of web developers are already fluent with JavaScript and HTML: With Windows 8 and Metro, Microsoft is about to empower all these developers to build fully-functional next-generation Windows applications. In this book, multiple best-selling Microsoft web development author Stephen Walther shows them exactly how to leverage this remarkable new opportunity.

This comprehensive, in-depth guide covers everything web developers need to know to get the job done. Walther thoroughly explains the unique advantages of Metro applications, and demonstrates how to use Microsoft’s fully array of new JavaScript technologies to build them – including JavaScript templates, controls, data binding, and the entire new Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS).

From accessing the Windows Runtime to distributing applications through Microsoft’s new App Store, this book brings together all the knowledge needed to build successful production software. From start to finish, readers will find the same exceptionally insightful coverage and practical code that made Walther’s “ASP.NET Unleashed” the top-selling ASP.NET book of all time.

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100 Windows 8 Tips, Tricks, and Secrets: A How to Use Windows 8 Metro and Desktop Guide [Kindle Edition]

Just purchased Windows 8? Feeling a little overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, or a-okay but want to learn how to unlock its potential? Want someone to explain it all to you in plain and simple English? Windows 8 Tips and Tricks can help!

You can get it here

 

Beginning Windows 8 Application Development [Paperback]

If you’re a beginning developer, there’s no better place to get up to speed on the Windows 8 SDK than this Wrox guide. A team of Microsoft experts provides a complete course in Windows 8 programming, helping you take full advantage of the innovative new SDK.

Written in an easy-to-read style, this book is packed with reusable examples that showcase the endless possibilities of the Windows SDK and also introduces the new Windows 8 app store.

It explains how to set up the development environment and covers user interface design, using special effects and graphics, working with C# and C++, and much more.

You can get it here

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  • CompUser

    Do you have any favorites or recommendations, Onoura? And when will your book on Windows 8 be coming out?

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Coming real soon.

      It’ll be good too!

      :-)