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Microsoft has a series of guides called the “Work Smart Guides”, which cover some of their products such as:

– Forefront Identity Manager
– Office
– Sharepoint
– System Center Configuration Manager
– Windows Vista
– Windows 7
– Windows Phone

They have now added guides for Windows 8 as well. Check them out!

  • Work Smart: Backing Up Your Data and Settings
    This guide provides information on how to set up and use the new File History feature in Windows 8 or the IntelliMirror Redirection Service to back up your data.
    August 21, 2012
  • Work Smart: Connect a Microsoft Account (Windows Live ID) to Your Domain Account
    This guide discusses how, with Windows 8, you can connect your Microsoft account to your corporate domain account. By connecting the accounts you can continue to sign in to your office PC with your domain (network) credentials, sync your Windows personalization settings across multiple PCs, and use a single sign-on for Windows Live services.
    August 21, 2012
  • Work Smart: Connecting Remotely Using Windows 8 DirectAccess
    This guide discusses how to connect remotely using Windows 8 DirectAccess, which enables you to seamlessly connect to the corporate network from any Internet-equipped remote location without having to establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.
    August 21, 2012
  • Work Smart: Exploring Windows 8
    This guide provides a high-level overview of the exciting new features in the Windows 8 user interface.
    August 21, 2012
  • Work Smart: Protecting Data with Windows 8 BitLocker
    This guide discusses how to use Microsoft BitLocker Drive Encryption technology to protect your computer’s data, and prevents others from accessing your disk drives without authorization.
    August 21, 2012
  • Work Smart: Using Windows Internet Explorer 10
    Internet Explorer 10, included in Windows 8, offers two browser experiences, a touch-optimized, modern-style experience and a classic desktop, web-browsing experience. This guide provides detailed instructions for using the Internet Explorer 10 modern experience, provides useful tips for working across both experiences, and discusses security and privacy.
    August 21, 2012
  • Work Smart: Windows 8 Shortcut Keys
    This guide provides a quick reference to the shortcut keys in the Windows 8 Start screen.
    August 21, 2012