Windows 8 arrived on the store shelves last year with some sweeping changes to the user interface. While most of the underlying technology stayed the same, the frontend got a major makeover.
And needless to say while almost all experienced users found their way through the new operating system, some novice and beginners were left wondering how all these new options (and features) worked as they explored the OS.
To assist these users, Microsoft has just published a Windows 8 end user training brochure which is supposed to assist these early adopters of the company’s newest platform.
As Microsoft so eloquently explains:
“No matter what you want to do, you can get it done quickly in Windows 8. Whether you’re collaborating on a large project, preparing for an upcoming conference, or traveling for work, you can use touch, mouse, and keyboard together–seamlessly–to do what you want, the way you want.
This brochure will show you how to get around, navigate, manage apps, and personalize in Windows 8.”
While the need of a proper interactive tutorial (like the good old days of Windows 8 and XP) is still a necessity, this training brochure is the next best thing.
It provides detailed information on most of the new features implemented in Windows 8, from the Start Screen to Charms, the Metro UI itself and other such elements that may have confused users.
You can download the Windows 8 End User Training Brochure here at this link.
The file is delivered as a PDF document, meaning it can be easily opened and read with the built-in Windows 8 tool or practically any other PDF reader including Adobe Reader.
Still, here’s hoping that Microsoft addresses this concern in Windows 8.1, its upcoming refresh of the Windows platform. Redmond has recently hinted that it is looking into this, and creating a helpful little tutorial ought not to be a problem.