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Lesson 1

Setting up Your Surface Pro 3 for the First Time

Lesson 1: Setting Up Your Surface Pro 3 for the First Time

Know what to expect when you boot up your Surface 3 for the first time… then create or log onto your Microsoft account, and get started

Duration: 00:04:01  File Size: 140 MB

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Lesson 2

Customizing and Personalizing Your Surface

Lesson 2: Customizing and Personalizing Your Surface

Change your background, size your tiles, and work with your tiles to create your most comfortable working environment

Duration: 00:08:41  File Size: 308 MB

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Lesson 3

Understanding OneDrive and How to Optimize Your Experience with the Surface

Lesson 3: Understanding OneDrive and How to Optimize Your Experience with the Surface

Discover how OneDrive works, and use it to sync your settings and photos so you can use them from anywhere

Duration: 00:08:38  File Size: 277 MB

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Lesson 4

Using the Surface in Desktop Mode

Lesson 4: Using the Surface in Desktop Mode

Get the "Start" menu back with Start8 or free alternatives… navigate more easily and efficiently between Microsoft's modern and traditional user interfaces… discover high-efficiency shortcuts for mouse, keyboard, and touch

Duration: 00:05:30  File Size: 196 MB

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Lesson 5

Docking Your Surface Pro 3 for Serious Work

Lesson 5: Docking Your Surface Pro 3 for Serious Work

Make the most of Surface Pro 3's built-in Mini Display Port… extend or mirror your display… use the USB port to connect keyboards, mice, or other devices

Duration: 00:05:36  File Size: 201 MB

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Lesson 6

Installing Apps from the Windows Store

Lesson 6: Installing Apps from the Windows Store / Intro to the Windows Store

Discover and navigate the Windows Store, and learn easy ways to discover its best new apps

Duration: 00:05:27  File Size: 192 MB

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Lesson 7

Making Skype Calls with the Surface Pro 3

Lesson 7: Making Skype Calls with the Surface Pro 3

Compare the Desktop and Modern versions of Skype, and get the most from Skype's powerful calling and messaging tools

Duration: 00:05:08  File Size: 141 MB

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Lesson 8

Using Bing Apps with the Surface

Lesson 8: Using Bing apps with the Surface

Get to know Microsoft's built-in Bing apps—and discover how to make the most of them

Duration: 00:07:11  File Size: 252 MB

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Lesson 9

Steam Game Streaming

Lesson 9: Steam Game Streaming

Stream cutting-edge Steam games for smooth play on your Surface Pro 3

Duration: 00:02:21  File Size: 70 MB

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Lesson 10

Using the SD Card for Expanded Storage

Lesson 10: Using the SD Card for Expanded Storage

Store OneDrive files and media content on a Surface Pro-compatible SD drive

Duration: 00:04:05  File Size: 112 MB

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Lesson 11

Options for Media on Your Surface Pro 3

Lesson 11: Options for Media on your Surface Pro 3

Watch movies and other video on your Surface Pro 3… transform your Surface into a state-of-the-art music and media player

Duration: 00:04:03  File Size: 133 MB

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Lesson 12

How to Install Android on Your Surface

Lesson 12: How to Install Android on your Surface

Install the newest versions of Android using Bluestacks, Andy, or other options

Duration: 00:03:49  File Size: 117 MB

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Lesson 13

Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Type Cover and Kickstand

Lesson 13: Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Type Cover and Kickstand

Safely rest your kickstand on your typecover… reverse your typecover… use the trackpad and gestures more effectively

Duration: 00:04:35  File Size: 162 MB

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Lesson 14

Surface Pro 3 Battery Life Tips

Lesson 14: Surface Pro 3 Battery Life Tips

Extend battery life to the max by checking your CPU intensive apps or dimming your display

Duration: 00:05:23  File Size: 142 MB

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Lesson 15

Using the Pen with OneNote

Lesson 15: Using the Pen with the Surface Pro 3

Master writing and drawing with the Surface Pro 3 pen… navigate your Surface with the pen… discover tips for using the pen more efficiently… open and work with OneNote using your pen… work with your Surface "upside-down"

Duration: 00:06:32  File Size: 235 MB

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Lesson 16

Other Tips and Tricks

Lesson 16: Other Tips and Tricks

Use the built-in Narrator for reading aloud… make the most of voice control… stream media wirelessly… use the screenshot button… switch between multiple accounts… "snap" your apps… take outstanding photos with the built-in camera

Duration: 00:03:20  File Size: 115 MB

Description

  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5404-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5404-2

Over 1 Full Hour of Video Instruction

Overview

Master Microsoft’s amazing new Surface Pro 3 in just one hour! All you want to know—from logon to productivity tools, movies to gaming, free Skype calls to extending your battery life!

Description

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 does it all: world-class productivity, connectivity, entertainment, everything! Now, you can master your new Surface Pro 3 in just one hour of easy, expert video. With Sean Ong’s friendly, expert guidance, you'll get started fast, and discover hidden tips and tricks that’ll make you an instant power user. It's all here: navigating the improved Surface Pro interface… using the powerful new pen… doing serious work with Office and OneNote… watching movies, playing games, listening to music, taking great pictures… making free Skype calls, downloading great new apps, safely storing your files, even squeezing out more battery life! Surface Pro 3 is the most powerful, personal Windows device ever created. Take total control of this amazing system in one hour—with Surface Pro 3 Complete Video Guide!

About the Instructor

Sean Ong (Seattle, WA) is a technology enthusiast and clean energy engineer who specializes in advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. As a member of the EMI Consulting Technical Analysis and Energy Management team, he is a thought leader who has published on topics ranging from large-scale renewable systems to the economics of heat-pump water heaters. In his spare time, he specializes in working and tinkering with advanced technologies ranging from Microsoft Surface to 3D printing, computer vision, and robotics. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Seattle Pacific University, and a masters degree in Engineering (systems specialty) from the Colorado School of Mines.

Skill Level

  • All Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

What You Will Learn

  • How to get started quickly, and personalize your Surface Pro 3 to your own needs
  • How to dock your Surface Pro 3 for serious work
  • How to find and install the best Windows Store apps
  • How to make Skype calls and use Bing apps
  • How to make the most of media and gaming
  • How to get your files from anywhere, and expand your storage
  • How to extend battery life
  • How to use the pen and other hardware
  • Great new tips and tricks, from voice control to photography—even how to install Android

Who Should Take This Course

  • Everyone who owns a Microsoft Surface 3, is considering purchasing one for personal or business use, or may be asked to support Surface 3 in any organization

Course Requirements

  • Basic familiarity with Windows and the Internet
  • No experience with Surface 3 or Windows 8.x needed!

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Setting Up Your Surface Pro 3 for the First Time

  1. What to expect when booting up the Surface for the first time
  2. Using a Microsoft account

Lesson 2: Customizing and Personalizing Your Surface

  1. Changing your background
  2. Sizing your tiles
  3. Working with tiles

Lesson 3: Understanding OneDrive and How to Optimize Your Experience with the Surface

  1. Understanding how OneDrive works
  2. Syncing settings
  3. Syncing photos

Lesson 4: Using the Surface in Desktop Mode

  1. Start8, free options for a traditional start menu
  2. Navigating between modern UI and traditional UI
  3. Best practices for mouse/keyboard and touch

Lesson 5: Docking Your Surface Pro 3 for Serious Work

  1. Mini Display Port
  2. Extending or mirroring display
  3. Using the USB port effectively

Lesson 6: Installing Apps from the Windows Store / Intro to the Windows Store

  1. How to use the Windows Store
  2. Best ways to discover new apps

Lesson 7: Making Skype Calls with the Surface Pro 3

  1. Desktop vs. Modern Skype versions

Lesson 8: Using Bing apps with the Surface

  1. Walk-through of included apps and how to make the most of them

Lesson 9: Steam Game Streaming

  1. Walk-through of Steam game streaming example

Lesson 10: Using the SD Card for Expanded Storage

  1. Storing OneDrive files
  2. Storing other media files

Lesson 11: Options for Media on your Surface Pro 3

  1. Movies and video
  2. Music

Lesson 12: How to Install Android on your Surface

  1. Bluestacks, Andy, and other options

Lesson 13: Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Type Cover and Kickstand

  1. Resting kickstand on typecover
  2. Reversing typecover
  3. Using the trackpad effectively / use gestures

Lesson 14: Surface Pro 3 Battery Life Tips

  1. Check CPU intensive apps
  2. Dimming the display

Lesson 15: Using the Pen with the Surface Pro 3

  1. Writing examples and tips
  2. Drawing examples and tips
  3. Navigating around the surface with the pen
  4. Opening OneNote
  5. Using the Surface "upside-down"

Lesson 16: Other Tips and Tricks

  1. Narrator for reading
  2. Voice control
  3. Wireless media streaming
  4. Screenshot buttons
  5. Multiple accounts
  6. Snapping apps
  7. Taking good photos

About Que Video

Que Video helps you learn technology efficiently with easy-to-follow video tutorials covering popular software apps, online games, and more. Each Que video is professionally produced and feature the highest quality step-by-step instruction designed by trusted authors and trainers from Que Publishing, an imprint of Pearson—the world’s leading learning company. View Que Videos at http://www.quepublishing.com/quevideo

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Setting Up Your Surface Pro 3 for the First Time

  1. What to expect when booting up the Surface for the first time
  2. Using a Microsoft account

Lesson 2: Customizing and Personalizing Your Surface

  1. Changing your background
  2. Sizing your tiles
  3. Working with tiles

Lesson 3: Understanding OneDrive and How to Optimize Your Experience with the Surface

  1. Understanding how OneDrive works
  2. Syncing settings
  3. Syncing photos

Lesson 4: Using the Surface in Desktop Mode

  1. Start8, free options for a traditional start menu
  2. Navigating between modern UI and traditional UI
  3. Best practices for mouse/keyboard and touch

Lesson 5: Docking Your Surface Pro 3 for Serious Work

  1. Mini Display Port
  2. Extending or mirroring display
  3. Using the USB port effectively

Lesson 6: Installing Apps from the Windows Store / Intro to the Windows Store

  1. How to use the Windows Store
  2. Best ways to discover new apps

Lesson 7: Making Skype Calls with the Surface Pro 3

  1. Desktop vs. Modern Skype versions

Lesson 8: Using Bing apps with the Surface

  1. Walk-through of included apps and how to make the most of them

Lesson 9: Steam Game Streaming

  1. Walk-through of Steam game streaming example

Lesson 10: Using the SD Card for Expanded Storage

  1. Storing OneDrive files
  2. Storing other media files

Lesson 11: Options for Media on your Surface Pro 3

  1. Movies and video
  2. Music

Lesson 12: How to Install Android on your Surface

  1. Bluestacks, Andy, and other options

Lesson 13: Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Type Cover and Kickstand

  1. Resting kickstand on typecover
  2. Reversing typecover
  3. Using the trackpad effectively / use gestures

Lesson 14: Surface Pro 3 Battery Life Tips

  1. Check CPU intensive apps
  2. Dimming the display

Lesson 15: Using the Pen with the Surface Pro 3

  1. Writing examples and tips
  2. Drawing examples and tips
  3. Navigating around the surface with the pen
  4. Opening OneNote
  5. Using the Surface "upside-down"

Lesson 16: Other Tips and Tricks

  1. Narrator for reading
  2. Voice control
  3. Wireless media streaming
  4. Screenshot buttons
  5. Multiple accounts
  6. Snapping apps
  7. Taking good photos

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