Microsoft’s Windows 8 training videos popped up – No user left behind

Windows 8 tutorials

It seems that Microsoft undeniably sees the challenge for new Windows 8 users, so much that the software maker is gearing up with a set of Windows 8 video training to teach associates how to move around the new operating system, and to make a smooth transition for users.

The upcoming OS is a major game changer for the software maker and consumers alike, with a touch first experience, hot corners, charms, and live tiles.

These videos you see below are part of a new training guidelines for next Microsoft’s OS. Essentially the software giant will be using videos like these to coach those who sell products from the company. And even though these videos are to teach Microsoft product associates, if you are new to Win 8, take advantage, watch them and learn how to navigate the upcoming OS. 

In the first video (Make it Your Own) aims to demo and personalize the Start screen, which the company defines as “digital bulletin board” by pinning, grouping and resizing tiles.

In the second video (Easy sharing demo) focus on teaching users how to share content from any Windows 8 app like Facebook, Flickr and SkyDrive using the Charms.

And finally in the third video (Using Windows 8) shows how to navigate the new Windows 8 user interface Start screen and tiles.

To make the launch a success the software giant is trying to make the transition to Windows 8 as easy as possible, but as many users already claimed that the new UI can be a bit tricky and it has a learning curve for new customers, the company faces the challenge of educating its users to a new concept, which hasn’t change for more than 15 years.

In addition to the new video training, Microsoft has been hard at work making Windows 8 the best it can be for the October 26th launch by releasing a serie of updates for its line of Windows Store apps including Weather, Messaging, Travel, Video and Music. And they are also pushing a massive update to tune the operating system ahead of the first Service Pack that brings many enhancements on  performance, power management, battery efficiency and more.

Source Neowin

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.