We’re happy to announce that Windows 8.1 Step by Step (9780735681309) is available for purchase.
Purchase from these online retailers:
The Microsoft Press Store
Barnes & Noble
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Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to navigate and use Windows 8.1. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!
• Navigate with ease using the new Start screen
• Search your files, music, and the web—all at once
• Store, access, and manage data in the cloud with SkyDrive
• Explore improvements in Internet Explorer 11
• Stay in touch using Mail, Calendar, People, and Skype
• Customize your computing experience with PC settings
About the Authors
Ciprian Rusen is a technology aficionado who creates tutorials on his blog for Windows users and helps them get the best possible computing experience. He is the coauthor of Windows 8 Step by Step and Network Your Computers and Devices Step by Step, which covered Windows 7.
Joli Ballew is a Microsoft MVP (Windows Expert-Consumer), MCSE, MCTS (Project 2007 and Windows 7 Configuring), and MCDST. She is a professional writer, technology trainer, and network consultant. She has written or co-authored nearly 40 books, including Windows 8 Step by Step.
With respect for Rusen & Ballew's time and effort, Microsoft should make this or one of the other Windows 8.1 books a free download given the debacle of 8.0 and the revision to it w/ 8.1 RTM in October 2013. Further, those who have bought these titles in the 8.0 vintage now have somewhat obsolete renditions of this revolutionary new O/S.
Here's our link to the free ebook that we produced for Windows 8.1 - blogs.msdn.com/.../free-ebook-introducing-windows-8-1-for-it-professionals.aspx
brought windows 8.1 step by step. could not down load the e book.
Purchased this book but cannot access the website listed on pg. xvi to download the practice files: http://aka,ms/Win8_1SbS/files
It only comes up with suggestions, none of which lead me to the files. (Led me here to this page).
Hi Carol - you can get to the companion content here: www.microsoftpressstore.com/.../windows-8.1-step-by-step-9780735681309 Go to the Downloads tab and you'll see the zip file.
Thank you, Kim. Managed to navigate to and download the files for Office Professional 2013 also.
Fantastic, Carol. Thanks for letting me know it worked for you.