Peek Inside Windows 8

a tour of new features
Peak Inside Windows 8
Ricardo Mesa
IT Network Administrator
Phone: 504-838-1100
[email protected]
Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie, LA 70001 *
Windows Genealogy
Windows 1.x, 2.x, /286, /386
Never a commercial “hit”
Windows 3.0, 3.1, and 3.11
16 bit, ran on top of MS-DOS
Windows NT 3.1 and 3.5
First 32 bit Windows not reliant on
Runs utilizing protected mode of the
Windows 95, 98, and ME
16 bit, still reliant on MS-DOS
Windows 2000
Next generation of Windows NT
Both Server and Workstation
Windows XP
Built from Windows 2000
Workstation only O/S
Windows Server 2003
Server only platform built with
Windows XP & 2000 base
Windows Vista
Built from Windows XP & Server 2003
Major security changes from XP and
Server 2003
Many Look and Feel Changes
Windows Server 2008
Server only platform built from
Windows Server 2003 and Windows
Windows 7
Built from Windows Vista and Windows
Server 2008
Improvements to UAC and other
security mechanisms
Windows Server 2008 R2
Based on Windows 7, server only O/S
Windows 8
Built from Windows 7
Borrows from Windows Phone O/S
Both Server and Workstation
Windows 8 Versions & Editions
Simplified Edition List
Windows 8
Windows 8 Professional
Windows 8 Enterprise
Windows 8 RT (RunTime)
Basic, Home, Home Premium, Business,
and Ultimate are gone!
Windows 8 Versions & Editions
So what does that mean?
Windows 8 is for home users
Windows 8 Professional is for business
Windows 8 Enterprise is for SA users
Windows 8 RT is for ARM devices
Windows 8 Versions Differences
• Windows 8 Pro Includes:
Everything in Windows 8
Bitlocker & Bitlocker To Go
Boot from VHD
Client Hyper-V
Domain Joining
Group Policy
Remote Desktop Host
Windows 8 Versions Differences
• Windows 8 Enterprise includes:
Everything in Windows 8 Professional
Windows to go
VDI improvements
BranchCache improvements
Only available through SA
Windows 8 Versions Differences
• Windows 8 RT:
Cannot Join a domain
Cannot be managed by Group Policy
Cannot run any x86 software
Software must be written in Windows
Control through SSP for management
Windows 8 New Features
New Features First
Metro – Everyone is talking about it
Start Menu Charms Bar
Start Menu
Windows 8 Desktop
Windows 8 Demonstation
Start Page in Windows 8
Windows 8 has two parts . The Start Page, and the Desktop
Desktop in Windows 8
The Desktop in Windows 8 has not gone away
Switching Between Start Screen and Desktop
Get used to the Windows Button on your keyboard.
One of the easiest ways to go back and forth between the Start Screen and the Desktop is to press the Windows button on
your keyboard.
On your Start Page there is also a windows tile to left click on which will take you to the desktop
Another way to get to the desktop is point your mouse to the left hand corner of the Start page and the desktop icon will
All Apps Bar
Point your mouse to the bottom of the Start tile page then right click, and the panel above will appear. Point to all
apps and the All App page appears.
Apps Page
Access Your Computer’s Management Tools
When you are on the Start Page, point mouse to left hand corner until desktop tile appears. Right click on the desktop
and the menu above appears, with a variety of commonly requested choices such as Program and Features, Device
Manager and others. You can also do the same thing when you are looking at the Windows 8 Desktop. See next slide.
Control Panel from Menu
From the list on the Management Tools menu we chose ‘Control Panel’ and are looking Programs, Hardware and Sound,
System and Security, etc. Click on these commands to go to different management pages. Notice that when you click on
any of the commands, you will be looking at the desktop in the background.
Programs and Features
From the Control Panel, we went to Programs and Features.
File Explorer from the Desktop
From the Taskbar on the Desktop, left click on the File folder icon, and the file explorer page appears.
Desktop Right Click
Right click anywhere on the Desktop for the Personalize Desktop shortcut menu to appear.
The Charms Bar
From the Start Page, Press Windows Button +C to bring up charms bar. You can also hover your mouse in the right hand
corner, and drag downwards for the bar to appear. If you have a touch screen drag your finger from right side of screen
towards the middle.
Charms Bar Tabs
The charms bar is a universal tool bar which can be accessed from anywhere in
Windows 8 and no matter which application you are running.
You can search many things without having to open up the browser. Just enter the
query, select the type of search you would like to perform and the page comes to
life at the left of the charms bar. You have the options to search apps, maps, files,
internet and more.
The Share tab is a service built into Windows 8 and the default share method is email.
Open the charms bar click or tap on share and select the service you wish to share
Start simply brings you back to the Start page
Devices is where all your computer’s settings and device information
From the settings pane, you are able to quickly find settings for the network,
volume, screen brightness, notification, power( where you shut down your PC )
and language.
Search Tab in Charms Bar
Clicking on Search on the
Charms Bar, brings up the
Search text box to the
right with it’s different
options. (apps, settings,
files, etc.)
Type in a specific search,
choose an option from
the list, and your search
will reveal to the left side
of the Charms Bar.
Apps from Charms Menu
From the Charms Bar, click on the Apps option and you get the All Apps page above.
Pinning an App to the Start Page
To pin any of these apps to the Start Page, just point to app, right click and the menu below appears. Point to the app you
want to pin and then click on ‘Pin to Start’. We are selecting the ‘Computer’ icon. (Above)
Computer App is Now Pinned to the Start Page
Settings Menu in the Charms Bar
Network, volume, brightness, notifications for
updates, power, and keyboard settings are here
Closing Programs
1. On the desktop, point
mouse to upper left hand
2. Start to drag mouse
downwards, and the panel
appears to the left of the
desktop and those
programs which are
running on your computer
will be displayed.
3. Right click on the program.
A Menu appears with close
4. Point to close command
and left click to close
running programs.
5. Or click ALT+ F4 on your
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