There are lots of new things to explore in Microsoft Windows 8.
Here are a few of my favorite things:
Start screen: Your favorite things
Apps and the Windows Store: Discover great apps Browse, search, see staff picks, or view lists of popular apps to find exactly what you want.Tap or click Store on the Start screen to open the Windows Store.
Connected to the cloudWhen you sign in with a Microsoft account, your PC is connected to the cloud and:
If you didn’t sign in with a Microsoft account when you set up your PC, you still can. Open the Settings charm, tap or click Change PC settings, go to Users, and then tap or click Connect your Microsoft account.
The charms: Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings Here’s a glimpse of what each charm does—but they can do a lot more, so explore what they can do for you. Especially check out how the options change depending on if you’re on Start or using an app.
The charmsThe charms appear on the right side of your screen. Swipe in from the right edge or move your pointer into the upper-right corner and then down to see them, and then choose the one you want.
App commands: New, Refresh, and other commandsCommands themselves aren’t new, but they now stay out of sight until you need them so you can use the whole screen for what you’re doing.
App commandsThe app commands appear at the top and bottom of your screen. Swipe up or down from either edge or right-click to see them, and then choose the one you want. Commands might also appear when you select or right-click an item like a tile or photo.
Switch between apps:Sometimes you want to return to an app you were just using or quickly switch through your recent apps.
Snap an app: Use two apps side by sideDo two things at once by snapping an app to the right or left side of your screen. Keep the app in one-third of the screen, or expand it to two-thirds or full screen with one motion. Experiment with different layouts to find out what works best for you.
Note:Your screen resolution must be at least 1366 x 768 to snap apps. To check this setting: