Upgrading to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Stay productive and save time as soon by switching to the latest and greatest edition of Microsoft Windows 8 and learn the best new tricks to access applications, documents, the world wide web and manage your time efficiently. This course includes:

  • New features of Windows 8
  • The entering and manipulation of data
  • Sharing files and cloud & sky storage
  • Social media and apps
  • Security and advanced windows features
  • Productivity and troubleshooting

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Course Duration

One half-day (demo or limited hands-on session) or One full-day (hands-on session). This course will be tailored to your needs and only the applications relevant to your organisation will be included if you prefer.


Course Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to identify and use new Windows 8 features; connect your account; customise the Windows 8 Start Screen and taskbar; multitask; share and manage files and folders.

Who is this Course for

Existing computer (PC or Mac) users who are transitioning from a different Operating System to the latest version of Windows.

Course Prerequisites

If you have limited prior experience of working with computers, let the tutor know at time of booking. No previous experience is required to attend this course.


Course Outline

Click on the headings below for more information on course topics:

Starting with Windows 8


  • What’s new in Windows 8
  • The new Start Screen
  • Modern (‘Metro’) Design
  • Charms
  • Exiting Windows 8
The Desktop and Taskbar


  • Finding the desktop
  • Custom Shortcuts
  • Gestures
  • Taskbar
  • Ribbons everywhere
  • Multitasking
Social Media and Apps


  • Connecting your Social Media Accounts
  • Apps and the Windows Store
  • Tiles
  • Sharing Information
  • Contacts
  • Mail App
Manage and Store your Files


  • Managing your files locally
  • Sharing Files
  • Network
  • Cloud Storage and Sky Storage
  • USB 3.0
Security and Advanced Features


  • Windows Security and Access
  • Remote Access
  • Dual Boot
  • Custom Shortcuts
  • Sync settings
  • Windows on your Tablet PC
Productivity and Troubleshooting Tips


  • Windows 8 Shortcuts
  • Windows 8 Bugs, Missing Features and How to Resolve them

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