Microsoft unveiled the next big update to Windows 8.1, called Update 1, and is set to go live tomorrow, April 8th, via Windows Update. However, you can get a head start on learning about the new features by downloading the official Power User guide for Windows 8.1 Update 1, offering 20 pages showcasing the new features of the update.
"This 20 pages brochure-type guide is designed for end-users who want to learn more about the advanced features of Windows 8.1, such as Taskbar customization, Task Manager, Internet Explorer 11, Mobility Center, Windows To Go, Miracast, OneDrive for Business, and File Explorer. Power users will enjoy learning about how they can get the most out of their Windows 8.1 devices," Microsoft stated.
In the guide, Microsoft offers pointers for non-touch users, offering tips on how to access key areas of the operating system using your mouse and keyboard. The devices and services giant also showcases new shortcuts on how to maneuver around Windows 8.1 Update 1, and you can take a look at these shortcuts via the image below.
"With the new Windows, you have everything you need to work efficiently. Your familiar desktop is better than ever with advanced functionalities, like the new customizable taskbar and streamlined file management. Internet Explorer 11 gives you instant and fluid access to the world. And best of all, you can use all these features feeling confident that your important data is secure," the guide states.
Grab the guide (PDF) via the download link below. Windows 8.1 Update 1 is set for general availability tomorrow, April 8th. If a 20 page overview is not good enough, here's an official Microsoft TechNet post detailing all of the new features in Windows 8.1 Update 1:
— Martin Anderson (@mdtauk) April 7, 2014
Microsoft, Windows 8.1