Business Pick of the Week: Windows 8.1 Quick Guide for Business

Lost in Windows 8? This Guide Might Help . . .

We've written before to caution business users thinking about making the jump to Windows 8. The reason for this, of course, is that Windows 8, from a user's perspective, is a complete overhaul of the operating system. Long learning curves are never a good thing in the business world, where efficiency is king.

Still, we know that more and more users will be upgrading to Windows 8 (especially as XP users scurry to upgrade prior to the April 8th end-of-service-date), and that the changes Microsoft made aren't likely to go away.

So, for those of you who wish to upgrade to Windows 8 instead of Windows 7: wouldn't it be nice to have a quick, simple reference guide to navigate the changes? Well, Microsoft has provided one. Their "Windows 8.1 Quick Guide" quickly acquaints you with everything that's new about Windows 8.1. Especially helpful are their simple explanations of the new Start Screen and the new touch and mouse gestures that are essential to finding your way around in Windows 8.

If you're thinking through taking the plunge into Windows 8, we definitely recommend downloading and reading through this guide--preferrably before you make the upgrade, as it's also a good window into how it differs from past iterations of the OS.

And, of course, you can always reach out to us if you'd like advice on whether Windows 8 is right for your busienss environment.