Windows 10 Inside Out (includes Current Book Service)

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/26/2016
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
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Conquer today’s Windows 10–from the inside out!

Dive into Windows 10–and really put your Windows expertise to work. Focusing on the most powerful and innovative features of Windows 10, this supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds–all fully reflecting the major Windows 10 Anniversary Update. From new Cortana and Microsoft Edge enhancements to the latest security and virtualization features, you’ll discover how experts tackle today’s essential tasks–and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery.

  • Install, configure, and personalize the newest versions of Windows 10
  • Understand Microsoft’s revamped activation and upgrade processes
  • Discover major Microsoft Edge enhancements, including new support for extensions
  • Use today’s improved Cortana services to perform tasks, set reminders, and retrieve information
  • Make the most of the improved ink, voice, touch, and gesture support in Windows 10
  • Help secure Windows 10 in business with Windows Hello and Azure AD
  • Deploy, use, and manage new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps
  • Take advantage of new entertainment options, including Groove Music Pass subscriptions and connections to your Xbox One console
  • Manage files in the cloud with Microsoft OneDrive and OneDrive for Business
  • Use the improved Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps and the new Skype app
  • Fine-tune performance and troubleshoot crashes
  • Master high-efficiency tools for managing Windows 10 in the enterprise
  • Leverage advanced Hyper-V features, including Secure Boot, TPMs, nested virtualization, and containers

In addition, this book is part of the Current Book Service from Microsoft Press. Books in this program will receive periodic updates to address significant software changes for 12 to 18 months following the original publication date via a free Web Edition.  Learn more at https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/cbs.

Author Biography

Ed Bott is an award-winning author and technology journalist who has been researching and writing about Windows and PC technology, in print and on the Internet, for more than two decades. He has written more than 30 books, all on Windows and Microsoft Office, which in turn have been translated into dozens of languages and read worldwide. You can catch up with Ed’s latest opinions and get hands-on advice at The Ed Bott Report on ZDNet (zdnet.com/blog/bott). You can also follow his lively and occasionally irreverent Twitter feed (@edbott). Ed and his wife, Judy, live in northern New Mexico with two English springer spaniels, Mackie and Lucy, who were adopted with the help of English Springer Rescue America (springerrescue.org). Both of those lucky dogs make cameo appearances in this book.

Carl Siechert began his writing career at age eight as editor of the Mesita Road News, a neighborhood newsletter that reached a peak worldwide circulation of 43 during its eight-year run. Following several years as an estimator and production manager in a commercial printing business, Carl returned to writing with the formation of Siechert & Wood Professional Documentation, a Pasadena, California, firm that specializes in writing and producing product documentation for the personal computer industry. Carl is a coauthor of more than 20 books, covering operating systems from MS-DOS 3.0 to Windows 10 and productivity applications from Microsoft Works 3 to Office 2013. In a convergence of new and old technology, Carl’s company now operates a popular website for hobby machinists,https://littlemachineshop.com. Carl hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada in 1977 and would rather be hiking right now. He and his wife, Jan, live in Southern California.

Craig Stinson, an industry journalist since 1981, was editor of Softalk for the IBM Personal Computer, one of the earliest IBM-PC magazines. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books about Windows and Microsoft Excel. Craig is an amateur musician and reformed music critic, having reviewed classical music for various newspapers and trade publications, including Billboard, the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, and Musical America. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Table of Contents

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PART 1: Getting started with Windows 10

Chapter 2: Installing, configuring, and deploying Windows 10

Chapter 3: Using Windows 10

Chapter 4: Personalizing Windows 10
Chapter 5: Networking essentials

Chapter 6: Managing user accounts, passwords, and credentials
Chapter 7: Securing Windows 10 devices

PART 2: Working and playing with Windows 10
Chapter 8: Using and managing modern apps and desktop programs
Chapter 9: Productivity and communication tools
Chapter 10: Music, photos, movies, and games
Chapter 11: Browsing the Internet
Chapter 12: Organizing and searching for files

PART 3: System maintenance and troubleshooting

Chapter 13: Hardware
Chapter 14: Managing disks and drives
Chapter 15: System maintenance and performance
Chapter 16: Backup, restore, and recovery
Chapter 17: Troubleshooting


PART 4: Windows 10 for experts and IT pros
Chapter 18: Using advanced system management tools
Chapter 19: Automating tasks and activities
Chapter 20: Advanced networking
Chapter 21: Working with Command Prompt and Windows PowerShell
Chapter 22: Running virtual machines with Hyper-V

Appendix A: Windows 10 editions at a glance
Appendix B: Help and support resources
Index to troubleshooting topics

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