Course info
Dec 11, 2013
1h 2m

Quickly learn the new and enhanced features in Windows 8.1 in this short ClipTraining course. Busy business professionals will learn about new ways to personalize and customize the start screen, search for apps, boot directly to the desktop, enable quiet hours, and more.

About the author
About the author

Diane McSorley is a Microsoft Certified Trainer with expertise in teaching beginner to expert levels in multiple applications, Microsoft technical course, and CompTIA courses.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Customizing the Start Screen and Other Views
Let's head into All Apps view. When we're in All Apps view, wow there's a lot to look at. Oh my gosh! How do I find what I need without reading every single title and scrolling back and forth? Categories. Yes, so right now we're in by name view. If I use the dropdown, I can go by date installed. So if I just installed it, it'll pop right up to the top of the list. By most used, by category, so yes plenty of ways to find what we need quickly, like that. And how about the Search bar? Search bar is a nice one too because I can type in what I'm looking for. I type in ex, it gives me Excel, Internet Explorer, File Explorer, and if that's what I need I pick it. I'm not sure it could get any easier. I'll press Escape and Escape again, and it throws me to the desktop. I hope you've found this information helpful, and I look forward to seeing you in the next lesson.

Workplace Join, BYOD, and Other Enhancements
In the past our devices were either a member of the domain or not. If we were a member of the domain, we had access to corporate resources with the right permission, and if we were not, we had no access. When we were a member of the domain IT could control the device through Group Policy and other mechanisms. Now with Workplace Join there's a middle ground between all or nothing access. It allows the user to work on the device of their choice and still have access to corporate resources with Workplace Join, and IT administrators now have the ability to offer finer-grained control to those corporate resources. If a user registers their device, IT can grant some access while still enforcing some governance parameters on the device. So we head to the charms bar, into Settings, into Change PC settings, over for Network, and into Workplace. Here we enter the user ID and can join the Workplace. I hope you've found this information helpful, and I look forward to seeing you in the next lesson.