Make Microsoft's Surface work?and play?just the way you want it to Microsoft's Surface tablet has the features and personality you're looking for, with a robust environment for business computing that doesn't skimp on fun. Surface for Dummies, 2nd Edition explains how Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows RT differ, and helps you decide which Surface model is best for you. Step by step, this book walks you through both the hardware and software features of the Surface, including the touch cover and type cover, Windows RT and Windows 8.1 Pro operating systems, and the coveted Office Home & Student 2013 software suite that's bundled with the Surface. Written by bestselling author Andy Rathbone, this easy-to-access book is filled with information on how to use the tablet, figure out the operating system, navigate the app environment, and take advantage of your exciting new Surface. The book is your personal guide to one the fastest, sleekest, and most powerful tablets on the market. Surface is designed to be thin, light, and with hours of battery life so you can power through your day with ease. With this handy reference, you'll be able to make quick work of your to-do list and have fun all at the same time! Create: release your inner artist with Fresh Paint, a touch-based art app Share: Multiple accounts offer privacy and security so you can share your Surface, but not your stuff Enjoy: Snap apps side by side to multi-task on the vivid HD screen Discover: New apps in the Windows Store so you can work efficiently and get more done With Surface For Dummies, 2nd Edition you can navigate and enhance your entire Surface experience!
Introduction 1 Part I: Introductions 5 Chapter 1: Which Microsoft Surface Do You Need? 7 Chapter 2: Getting Started with Your Surface 21 Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Surface 35 Chapter 4: Introducing Your Surface?s Start Screen and Controls 51 Chapter 5: Typing, Touching, and Drawing on the Surface 77 Part II: Connections 101 Chapter 6: Connecting to the Internet, Printers, Monitors, Storage, and More 103 Chapter 7: All About Apps 139 Chapter 8: Browsing the Web 157 Chapter 9: Reaching Out with Mail, People, Calendar, and Skype 175 Part III: Play 205 Chapter 10: Photos and Movies 207 Chapter 11: Listening to Music 219 Part IV: Work 233 Chapter 12: Visiting the Windows Desktop 235 Chapter 13: Working in Microsoft Office 2013 251 Chapter 14: Changing Settings 267 Chapter 15: Troubleshooting and Repair 279 Part V: The Part of Tens 291 Chapter 16: Ten Essential Tips ?n? Tricks 293 Chapter 17: Ten Handy Accessories 299 Index 307