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Windows 8 – Getting the Start Button Back

July 17, 2014

One consistent request I heard from a group I was assisting with their transition from Microsoft Office 2003 to Office 2013 involved a certain missing button. This colourful, circular actually had nothing to do with the Office software – but everything to do with their operating system experience. The Start button has been visible in the bottom Read More

Moving and Removing Windows 8 Apps

July 14, 2014

At a training session for a group that was transition from Microsoft Office 2003 to Office 2013, a number of questions came up about Windows 8. There was too much content to deviate from the outline, so I took some time to write out the answers to their questions later that week. Realizing that others may be shying away Read More

Time to Upgrade to Windows 8.1

June 19, 2014

At a recent training session, a number of questions came up about Windows 8. The focus of the class was on transitioning from Office 2003 to Office 2013 so I answered what I could in the time available, but felt the need to whip up a more detailed series of blog posts when I was Read More

How to Find Out Which Windows Operating System You Have

April 22, 2014

The first step in my process to assist an end user with trouble shooting an issue is to know what operating system they are using. This is so I can frame my directions in a context that makes sense to them. So what? Well, I’m not going to tell a Windows 8 user to click on Read More

Customize Notification Area in Windows 8

January 22, 2014

Today my colleague Colin Phillips noticed the ridiculous amount of screen real estate my Windows 8 Notification Area was using up. After clarifying that I did not actually want to be drowning in screen clutter (see below), he offered the following suggestion for how to improve my Windows 8 experience. My original attempt to remove the insignificant icons in the Notification Read More

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