Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 user guides for businesses

Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows 8.1 end user readiness content for businesses. The user guide package provides a range of guides and video tutorials that will ensure users take full advantage of Windows 8.1.

While the content and the medium is aimed at business users, the videos and print-ready assets are great resources to demonstrate or learn about Windows 8.1 capabilities and features in general.

The Windows 8.1 Quick Guide for Business for online distribution is a 16 page brochure-type quick guide which provides a basic introduction to key Windows 8.1 features and capabilities in business settings. Aimed as the first introduction of Windows 8.1 to business users, it showcases how to get around, navigate, manage apps, work on desktop, and personalize Windows 8.1.

The package includes raw files of the Windows 8.1 Quick Guide for Business for printing as well. These allow business to produce their own hard copies of the guide and distribute as training assets to the end users. The content is available in PDF, PowerPoint, and Adobe InDesign formats that you can use as-is or customize to match the requirements of your organization.

Apart from that, there is Windows 8.1 Power User Guide for Business that is designed for end-users who want to learn more about the advanced features of Windows 8.1. The 20 pages brochure-type guide will help power users to get the most out of their Windows 8.1 devices.

There’s also a series of short videos designed to educate business end-users on basic Windows 8.1 features and capabilities via guided, step-by-step instruction. Each video consists of real-world business scenarios, a full-screen demo with touch, mouse, and keyboard guided by a voiceover providing additional information.

The user guides and the videos are great self-learning tools for end users and intended to facilitate Windows 8.1 adoption in the organizations. Microsoft has indicated plans to release more readiness content over the coming months, especially which enables IT departments to communicate, educate, and evangelize the Windows 8.1 experience to end-users.

Source: Springboard Series Blog

Abhishek Baxi