Surface For Dummies

Surface For Dummies

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By (author) Andy Rathbone

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 23mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 28 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 111889863X
  • ISBN 13: 9781118898635
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 446,547

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Make Microsoft's Surface work--and play--just the way you want it toMicrosoft'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 appShare: Multiple accounts offer privacy and security so you can share your Surface, but not your stuffEnjoy: Snap apps side by side to multi-task on the vivid HD screenDiscover: New apps in the Windows Store so you can work efficiently and get more doneWith "Surface For Dummies, 2nd Edition" you can navigate and enhance your entire Surface experience!

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Andy Rathbone is the author of all previous editions of"Windows For Dummies." He's also written books on PCoperation and repair, home theater and entertainment technologies, and tablet computing. He maintains contact with his readers andanswers questions at andyrathbone.com.

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"Learn to: "Navigate the Surface interfaceChoose which Surface model best fits your needsHave fun with music, photos, and moviesWork with Microsoft Office on your SurfaceThe definitive, easy-to-use guide to all four Microsoft Surface models!The Microsoft Surface is the hard-working, hard-playing device that does everything! This guide will show you the ins and outs of your great new device, from connecting to the Internet to using your tablet for entertainment and work. Find out which Surface you need, how to navigate Surface apps, how to get your settings just right, and much more!Nice to meet you -- get the lowdown on which Surface is right for you, how to set up your new tablet, and get acquainted with typing, touch, and drawing on your SurfaceLet's get connected -- connect to the Internet, printers, monitors, storage, and more, plus get a complete overview of Surface appsGo play -- start playing with Surface, from listening to music and watching movies to playing games and taking photosGet to work -- be productive with Surface with a complete overview of the Windows Desktop and Microsoft OfficeAnd another thing -- get even more information about your great tablet with tips on additional accessories, step-by-step guides to troubleshooting issues, and moreOpen the book and find: How to choose the Surface that's just right for youThe difference between regular and pro modelsDetails on e-mail, people, and calendar appsTricks to using the click-on keyboardWays to connect your Surface to peripheralsHow to manage appointments and contactsThe skinny on setting up your e-mail accounts