I.T. Support – Windows 8
In the JMARK NOC our technicians have been testing Windows 8 and reading everything we can find so we can support it when it comes to your network. One article we found especially interesting was one written by InfoWorld’s J. Peter Bruzzese. It covers several intriguing features about Windows 8. Here we highlight a few of the best Windows 8 features:
The Charms Bar
The charms bar is basically a shortcuts bar that exists on the right side of the screen in Windows 8. An example of a shortcut available to users is that by clicking “settings” then clicking “power” they can put their computer to sleep. The charms bar has several settings for searching, switching to the Windows 7 desktop, if you liked that better, and for sharing.
Retrieving Lost Files
Losing a file is the worst. Luckily, it has a couple ways for you to protect your documents. You can recover lost files or different versions of the same file. If you are familiar with OS X’s Time Machine utility, the feature in Windows 8 works much the same way.
Windows On The Go
Here’s a particularly nifty feature: With the Enterprise Edition of Windows 8, users can put their entire Windows environment on a USB drive and then take it with them. They’re able to then pull it up on any PC that is compatible with Windows 8 or 7.
What do you think some of the best Windows 8 features are? Have more to add to this list? Contact us and tell us what you think!