Microsoft Windows 10: Transition from Microsoft Windows 8.1 Course Outline

Microsoft Windows 10: Transition from Microsoft Windows 8.1

About This Course

Course Prerequisites

Course Overview

Course Objectives

How To Use This Book

Windows as a Service

Lesson 1: Navigating the Windows 10 Environment

TOPIC A: Navigate the Desktop

The Desktop

The Taskbar

The Notification Area


Context Menus

Jump Lists

Dialog Boxes

Desktop Icons

Enabling Tablet Mode

Activity 1-1

TOPIC B: Explore the Start Menu

Using the Start Button

Anatomy of the Start Menu


Live Tiles

Resizing the Start Menu

Viewing All Apps

Activity 1-2

TOPIC C: Multitask with Apps

Switching Between Apps

The Snap Feature

Using Snap Assist

Closing an App

Activity 1-3


Review Questions

Lesson 2: Working with the Windows 10 Environment

TOPIC A: View Notifications

About Windows 10 Notifications

About the Action Center

Opening and Closing the Action Center

Clearing Notifications

Customizing Notification Settings

Activity 2-1

TOPIC B: Search Your Computer

Getting to Know Cortana

Setting Up Cortana

Using Cortana Voice Commands

Using the Search Field

Using the Cortana Menu

Using the Cortana Notebook

Activity 2-2

TOPIC C: Work with Virtual Desktops

Creating a New Desktop

Switching Desktops

Moving Apps Between Desktops

Closing Desktops

Activity 2-3

TOPIC D: Connect Devices to Your PC

Connecting Devices

Viewing Devices

Removing Devices

Activity 2-4


Review Questions

Lesson 3: Customizing the Windows 10 Environment

TOPIC A: Change Basic Windows Settings

Accessing the Settings Window

Overview of the Settings Window

Accessing the Control Panel

Overview of the Control Panel

Changing the Control Panel View

Activity 3-1

TOPIC B: Customize the Lock Screen

Using the Lock Screen

Changing the Background

Changing Apps

Changing the Screen Saver

Activity 3-2

TOPIC C: Customize the Desktop

Changing the Desktop Background

Changing the Accent Color

Applying a Theme

Activity 3-3

TOPIC D: Store and Share Files with OneDrive

What is OneDrive?

Using the OneDrive Notification Icon

Viewing Your Local OneDrive Folder

Viewing Your Online OneDrive Folder

Uploading Files and Folders

Changing OneDrive Settings

Activity 3-4


Review Questions

Lesson 4: Working with Apps in Windows 10

TOPIC A: Use Mail

Opening Mail

Configuring Mail Accounts

Viewing Mail Messages

Composing Mail Messages

Replying to Messages

Deleting Messages

Activity 4-1

TOPIC B: Use Calendar

Opening Calendar

Configuring Calendar

Viewing Your Calendar

Adding Events

Editing Events

Deleting Events

Activity 4-2

TOPIC C: Use Camera

Opening Camera

Taking Photos

Using the Timer

Taking a Video

Setting Options

Activity 4-3


Review Questions

Lesson 5: Having Fun in Windows 10

TOPIC A: Use Groove Music

Opening Groove Music

Playing Your Music

Using the Now Playing List

Creating Playlists

Searching for Music

Activity 5-1

TOPIC B: Use Movies & TV

Opening Movies & TV

Playing Videos

Searching for Videos

Activity 5-2

TOPIC C: Use Xbox

Opening Xbox

Signing Into the Xbox App

Playing Games

Viewing Achievements

Activity 5-3


Review Questions

Lesson 6: Using Microsoft Edge

TOPIC A: Navigate Microsoft Edge

Web Browsers and Search Engines

Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer

Elements of the Microsoft Edge Window



Activity 6-1

TOPIC B: Use Microsoft Edge

The Address Bar

Viewing Frequently Visited Websites

Viewing Your Favorites

Viewing Your Reading List

Viewing Your History

Using Reading View

Creating Web Notes

Sharing With Microsoft Edge

Using Cortana in Microsoft Edge

Activity 6-2

TOPIC C: Manage Tabs

About Tabs

Creating New Tabs

Switching Between Tabs

Managing Tabs

Closing a Tab

Activity 6-3

TOPIC D: Modify Microsoft Edge Options

About the More Actions Menu

Customizing Browser Settings

Customizing Advanced Settings

Activity 6-4


Review Questions

Lesson Labs

Lesson 1

Lesson Lab 1-1

Lesson Lab 1-2

Lesson 2

Lesson Lab 2-1

Lesson Lab 2-2

Lesson 3

Lesson Lab 3-1

Lesson Lab 3-2

Lesson 4

Lesson Lab 4-1

Lesson Lab 4-2

Lesson 5

Lesson Lab 5-1

Lesson Lab 5-2

Lesson 6

Lesson Lab 6-1

Lesson Lab 6-2

Course Wrap-Up

Post-Course Assessment

Course Summary


Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Sheet



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