Windows 8 guide

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Using the Calendar Application in Windows 8

If you are like me, who doesn’t like to remember birthdates and events, then Calendar is going to be an important app for you in…

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Windows 8 – The Calendar Application

If you are like me, who doesn’t like to remember birthdates and events, then Calendar is going to be an important app for you in…

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Using the E-Mail application in Windows 8

Microsoft has bundles a Modern-styled app called Mail along with Windows 8. So, you need not separately install an e-mail client. Mail app does the job…

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Using the Travel Application in Windows 8

Microsoft brings a travel guide to your desktop with the new Travel app. It comes pre-installed in Windows 8. Like other new apps in Windows 8,…

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Windows 8 – The Travel Application

Microsoft brings a travel guide to your desktop with the new Travel app. It comes pre-installed in Windows 8. Like other new apps in Windows 8,…

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Using The Finance Application in Windows 8

Microsoft has decided to suit up Windows 8 with the brand new Finance app. Like its siblings, Finance flaunts the new Modern user interface. As the…

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Windows 8 – The Finance Application

Microsoft has decided to suit up Windows 8 with the brand new Finance app. Like its siblings, Finance flaunts the new Modern user interface. As the…

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Using the Mail Application in Windows 8

Till date, we had to separately install an e-mail client like Windows Live Mail or Outlook. This will change with Windows 8. Microsoft has bundled an…

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The Windows 8 Mail Application

Until now, we have had to separately install an e-mail client like Windows Live Mail or Outlook in Windows. This will change with Windows 8. Microsoft…

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Windows 8 – Administrative Tools – Component Services

If you are a normal user, then let me stop you right now. This topic is not more than a scribbling of black ink for…

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Windows 8 – Administrative Tools – Windows PowerShell ISE

Historically, the command-line support in Windows has always been considered laughable in spite of the scripting languages like VBScript and Jscript. These languages are not natively…

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Security in Windows 8

The latest iteration of Microsoft’s ubiquitous OS doesn’t just serve the much-talked Modern UI. Windows 8 brings new features to several areas, one of which is…

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Fax, Scan and Print in Windows 8

Printing and scanning documents are regular activities for an office employee, or maybe even a home user. Even Fax hasn’t become extinct yet. I remember myself…

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Using Microsoft Office in Windows 8

If you start making a list of top 10 productivity software, Microsoft Office would probably top the list. It is arguably the most famous and widely…

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Windows 8 – Administrative Tools – Computer Management

Computer Management, an MMC snap-in, is a one-stop management tool. Aptly named, it is a collection of several administrative tools used to manage your system. This tool…

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Xbox Live and Xbox LIVE Games in Windows 8

Microsoft provides online gaming services through its Xbox Live platform. In addition, you get to download online media like music and movies through Xbox Live. Initially launched…

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Windows 8 – Administrative Tools – iSCSI Initiator

iSCSI, abbreviation of Internet Small Computer System Interface, and interestingly pronounced like “eye-skuzee”, is a standard for network storage devices. iSCSI is used to link and…

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Using Xbox LIVE Games in Windows 8

Windows 8 features a tight integration with Xbox Live service. You can buy music, video and games from Xbox Live Marketplace directly, using the new Modern-styled…

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Windows 8 – Administrative Tools – Resource Monitor

This tool is an extremely advanced Task Manager. Using Resource Monitor, you can monitor the impact of each process on your system – how much CPU…

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Windows 8 – Administrative Tools – Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Control Panel provides an applet to manage Windows Firewall settings. However, that applet just touches the tip of the iceberg. Windows Firewall contains a plethora of…