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#1 Asrokhel

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 15:35

Two emails explain foundation of the new operating system.

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Consumers who set up a Windows 8-powered tablet or PC using a Microsoft account will receive two e-mails with tips and tricks on using the just-launched operating system.

The first e-mail, entitled "Getting Started with Windows," offers advice on utilizing the OS' revamped Start screen through a brief description of Live Tiles.

Elsewhere, another section explains the different charms situated in the Charms bar. Two other sections tells users how to switch between or view several Windows 8 applications.

Each section displays a "Learn more" or "Discover more" link where users can find more details on the operating system, accompanied by a how-to video relating to a given feature on Microsoft's website.

The second e-mail, meanwhile, is dubbed "Personalize your Windows". It shows users how to customize their Start screen, download new apps from the Windows store, work with built-in apps and create a picture password.










http://www.tomsguide...news-16277.html


#2 ahhell

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 15:48

I like that they are doing this. I've actually learned a few things from the emails.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 15:51

I've actually learned a few things from the emails.

Like what?

#4 Travelar

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 16:04

I like how I got an email from Outlook.com stating that they are working hard to keep my inbox clean and then the next 10 emails I have are crap from Microsoft that I've never read. :)

#5 ahhell

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 16:06

Like what?

For example, how to close an app on Surface (swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom works with a mouse too).

#6 primexx

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 20:14

I unsubscribed. These "learn the basics" newsletters are too elementary, if I want to learn how to do something I just go directly to Google anyways.

For example, how to close an app on Surface (swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom works with a mouse too).


then you obviously didn't spend enough time on Neowin :p

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 20:32

I unsubscribed.

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#8 Growled

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:01

This is probably a good thing for the noobs. It's not helpful to most of us here who are somewhat experts.