Microsoft releases new Work Smart Guides for Windows 8 & Internet Explorer 10

Now that the release of Windows 8 is approaching, Microsoft seems to be releasing guides and how-to’s for using Windows 8. Towards this end, new Work Smart Guides for Windows 8 have been released.

Exploring Windows 8: This guide provides a high-level overview of the exciting new features in the Windows 8 user interface.

Protecting Data with Windows 8 BitLocker: This guide discusses how to use Microsoft BitLocker Drive Encryption technology to protect your computer’s data, and prevents others from accessing your disk drives without authorization.

Backing Up Your Data and Settings: This guide provides information on how to set up and use the new File History feature in Windows 8 or the IntelliMirror Redirection Service to back up your data.

Windows 8 Shortcut Keys: This guide provides a quick reference to the shortcut keys in the Windows 8 Start screen.

Using Windows Internet Explorer 10: This guide provides detailed instructions for using the Internet Explorer 10 modern experience, provides useful tips for working across both experiences, and discusses security and privacy.

Connecting Remotely Using Windows 8 DirectAccess: This guide discusses how to connect remotely using Windows 8 DirectAccess, which enables you to seamlessly connect to the corporate network from any Internet-equipped remote location without having to establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.

Connect a Microsoft Account to Your Domain Account: This guide discusses how, with Windows 8, you can connect your Microsoft account to your corporate domain account. By connecting the accounts you can continue to sign in to your office PC with your domain (network) credentials, sync your Windows personalization settings across multiple PCs, and use a single sign-on for Windows Live services.

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