Training Site Lynda has a new online course out right now. It’s called Windows 8 Essential Training. Windows 8 is a significant departure from previous versions of the operating system, offering new mobile integration, cloud storage, and security enhancements. This course shows you all the essential features...

The learning curve in Windows 8 is somewhat steppe, or at least it appears to be on the surface. The truth is that Windows 8 has some changes with the Start Screen UI but it’s not hard to use. Recently a usability expert called Windows 8 out as disappointing, is there any truth to that? Honestly, I don’t think so. There...

Man, Today seems to be Windows 8 leaked videos day. It seems that some videos which show Windows 8 sales training guidelines have leaked for the upcoming OS. It seems like Microsoft will be using these videos to educate those who are customer facing and have to sell this OS directly to...

A new Windows 8 training video for you. This one’s called Introducing the Windows 8 platform – WIN8-CAMP-01 and the speaker is John Lam. Description: Windows 8 is Windows re-imagined. Join this session to learn about the new platform for building Windows 8 apps. Get an understanding of the platform design tenets, the...

Lynda.com have released a series of introductory Windows 8 Tutorials. They cover a series of topics based on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Welcome 01m 21s Exploring the new features in Windows 8 04m 10s Downloading the Windows 8 installer 02m 42s Creating an installer DVD or USB drive 02m 32s Installing Windows 8...

Microsoft Developer Camps Interesting new website from Microsoft for their Developer Camps. The URL is http://www.devcamps.ms/ It basically is a hub for Windows Phone, Windows Azure, Web technologies and Windows 8 training. When you click on the Windows Camps link you are taken to a page where you can search for a...

Microsoft will be taking Windows 8 Developer Training on the road. The quote: Join us for this free, full-day event designed to share all the knowledge you need to start building Metro-style applications for Windows 8 – today. We’ll begin by showing you how to use Visual Studio to code fast, fluid, immersive and...

I first realized that I was in love with Windows 7 back during the beta. While I enjoyed the improvements to the Vista interface and the overall speed-ups, I think I was most impressed by just how finished and refined it felt for a product that wasn’t even out the door. I remember thinking, “If this is how it is,...

Another Windows 8 Training Video. This one’s called Tips and tricks for developing Metro style apps using C++ and it’s presented by Tarek Madkour. Video description C++ and XAML provide a new way for C++ developers to target Windows 8. This session will cover tips and tricks for effectively developing Metro style apps...

Another training video from Microsoft talking about how to utilize Visual Studio. It’s called Tips & tricks: how to use Visual Studio to the fullest and it’s presented by Weston Hutchins and Phil Price. Video description In this fast-paced session, we’ll turn you into a Visual Studio rock star! We’ll blaze through Visual...