I didn’t see this method in Paul Thurrott’s excellent Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Lock, Sign Off, Shut Down, Restart And Sleep article, so I thought I’d share.
A quick way to shut down, restart, or log out of Windows 8 is to click on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen, and hit Alt + F4. Up pops the following dialogue, which will present you with all the options you could possibly need.
With summer starting soon (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), work slows down as folks head out for vacation. What better time to kick back and watch a TON of technical content from some of the smartest folks at Microsoft?
I’m not sure when Channel 9 got so awesome, but they have a killer platform. All of the videos are free and are available for streaming in HD, embeddable in HTML5 (via H.264 and WebM format), and downloadable as MP3s, WMVs, and MP4s. Most of the sessions even have the PowerPoint deck available for download.
What to watch? You can’t go wrong with any of the following. Post your favorites in the comments!