Make Microsoft’s Surface work—and play—just the way you want it to
Microsoft’s Surface tablet has the features and personality you’re looking for, with a robust environment for business computing that doesn’t skimp on fun. Surface for Dummies, 2nd Edition explains how Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows RT differ, and helps you decide which Surface model is best for you. Step by step, this book walks you through both the hardware and software features of the Surface, including the touch cover and type cover, Windows RT and Windows 8.1 Pro operating systems, and the coveted Office Home & Student 2013 software suite that’s bundled with the Surface. Written by bestselling author Andy Rathbone, this easy-to-access book is filled with information on how to use the tablet, figure out the operating system, navigate the app environment, and take advantage of your exciting new Surface.
The book is your personal guide to one the fastest, sleekest, and most powerful tablets on the market. Surface is designed to be thin, light, and with hours of battery life so you can power through your day with ease. With this handy reference, you’ll be able to make quick work of your to-do list and have fun all at the same time!
- Create: release your inner artist with Fresh Paint, a touch-based art app
- Share: Multiple accounts offer privacy and security so you can share your Surface, but not your stuff
- Enjoy: Snap apps side by side to multi-task on the vivid HD screen
- Discover: New apps in the Windows Store so you can work efficiently and get more done
With Surface For Dummies, 2nd Edition you can navigate and enhance your entire Surface experience!
Table of Contents
Part I: Introductions
Chapter 1: Which Microsoft Surface Do You Need?
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Your Surface
Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Surface
Chapter 4: Introducing Your Surface’s Start Screen and Controls
Chapter 5: Typing, Touching, and Drawing on the Surface
Part II: Connections
Chapter 6: Connecting to the Internet, Printers, Monitors, Storage, and More
Chapter 7: All About Apps
Chapter 8: Browsing the Web
Chapter 9: Reaching Out with Mail, People, Calendar, and Skype
Part III: Play
Chapter 10: Photos and Movies
Chapter 11: Listening to Music
Part IV: Work
Chapter 12: Visiting the Windows Desktop
Chapter 13: Working in Microsoft Office 2013
Chapter 14: Changing Settings
Chapter 15: Troubleshooting and Repair
Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 16: Ten Essential Tips ’n’ Tricks
Chapter 17: Ten Handy Accessories