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  • Copyright 2015
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5413-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5413-4

3+ Hours of Video Instruction


The definitive, plain-English video tutorial for Windows Phone 8.1: all you need to know, from messaging to Office, Xbox Live gaming to the new Cortana personal virtual assistant!


Windows Phone 8.1 is a huge upgrade—more productive, more powerful, more fun! This easy, plain-English video tutorial gets you 100% up to speed with it, so you can make the most of your new Windows smartphone! Brien Posey guides you through everything that makes Windows Phone 8.1 so great, including its amazing Cortana virtual personal assistant. You'll learn the best ways to use Windows Phone hardware, the Start Screen, Live Tiles, and Action Center… set up Wi-Fi and email… manage contacts, calendars, and tasks… play media and take photos… use OneDrive storage… download new apps… make calls and send text messages… work with Internet Explorer and Office apps… connect via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter… even find a lost phone!

About the Instructor

Brien Posey is a freelance technical writer who has received Microsoft’s prestigious MVP award 12 times for his work with diverse Microsoft technologies. He has written or contributed to roughly three dozen books, and speaks extensively at Microsoft TechMentor and other IT conferences. He served as CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare companies, and as Network Administrator for the Department of Defense at Fort Knox. The author of My Windows® Phone 8 and My Windows® Phone 7, he has worked with Windows mobile devices since the mid-1990s.

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • How to get started with any new Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone
  • Quick, efficient ways to connect via phone, text, email, and social networking
  • How to make the most of the incredible Cortana virtual personal assistant
  • How to manage your tasks, calendar, contacts, and life on your Windows Phone
  • How to take advantage of Windows Phone's amazing media and gaming capabilities
  • How to get productive with Windows Phone using Microsoft Office and other apps

Who Should Take This Course

  • Everyone getting or considering a Windows Phone 8.1 device

Course Requirements

  • No Windows Phone or other smartphone experience necessary!

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Getting Started With Windows Phone 8

1.1 The Phone’s External Features

1.2 Setting up Your Phone

1.3 Updating the Phone

1.4 Resetting Your Phone

Lesson 2: Learning Your way Around the Device

2.1 The Start Screen

2.2 The Lock Screen

2.3 Touch Gestures

2.4 The Soft Keyboard

2.5 Wordflow

Lesson 3: Getting to Know the Windows Phone Interface

3.1 Working with Live Tiles

3.2 The Action Center

3.3 Configuring the Lock Screen

3.4 Battery Saver

3.5 Keyboard Customization

Lesson 4: Configuring Commonly Used Device Settings

4.1 Themes

4.2 Wi-Fi Networking

4.3 Passwords

4.4 Date and Time Configuration

4.5 Display Brightness

4.6 Regional Settings

4.7 Accessibility

4.8 Kid’s Corner

4.9 Bluetooth

Lesson 5: Setting Up Your E-Mail Accounts

5.1 Connecting a Microsoft Account

5.2 Connecting to Exchange Server E-mail

5.3 Connecting to a Third Party Mail System

5.4 Sending and Receiving E-mail

Lesson 6: Managing Your Contacts

6.1 Adding a contact

6.2 Viewing a contact’s profile

6.3 Deleting a contact

6.4 Pinning a contact to the Start screen

6.5 Merging Duplicate Contacts

Lesson 7: Managing Your Calendar

7.1 Creating Appointments

7.2 Viewing Your Appointments

7.3 Reminders

7.4 Alternative Calendar Views

Lesson 8: Working with the Task List

8.1 Creating a Task

8.2 Completing a Task

8.3 Postponing a Task

8.4 Deleting a Task

Lesson 9: Having Fun with Music and Videos

9.1 Adding music to your phone

9.2 Adding videos to your phone

9.3 Manually Adding Media

9.4 Playing your movies and music

9.5 Creating playlists

Lesson 10: The Telephone Interface

10.1 Making a call

10.2 Calling your Contacts

10.3 Using speaker phone

10.4 Accessing the Dial Pad

10.5 Checking your Voice Mail

10.6 Using Call Waiting

10.7 Choosing a Ring Tone

10.8 Viewing your Call History

Lesson 11: Text Messaging

11.1 Sending a text message

11.2 Receiving a text message

11.3 Texting multimedia content

11.4 Managing Text Messages

Lesson 12: Organizing Your Photos

12.1 Adding pictures to your phone

12.2 Using your phone’s Camera

12.3 Organizing your photos

12.4 Viewing your albums

12.5 View photos on OneDrive

Lesson 13: Internet Explorer

13.1 Setting up Internet Explorer

13.2 Configuring IE settings

13.3 Adding a Favorite

13.4 Pinning a page to the Start Screen

13.5 Sharing Web content

13.6 Clearing your History

Lesson 14: Downloading Apps from the App Store

14.1 An Introduction to the App Store

14.2 Installing an App

14.3 Uninstalling an App

Lesson 15: Navigating with your Windows Phone

15.1 Getting directions

15.2 Using Local Scout

15.3 Using Aerial View

15.4 Getting Traffic info

15.5 Using Indoor maps

Lesson 16: Setting up Cortana

16.1 The Initial Configuration

16.2 Interests

16.3 Setting Quiet Hours

16.4 Managing your Inner Circle

Lesson 17: Using Cortana

17.1 Using Cortana

17.2 Talking to Cortana

17.3 Setting Alarms

17.4 Making location requests

17.5 Making contact requests

17.6 Making social requests

Lesson 18: Connecting Your Phone to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

18.1 Connecting to Twitter

18.2 Connecting to LinkedIn

18.3 Viewing social networking feeds

Lesson 19: Finding a Lost Phone

19.1 Configuring the Find My Phone Settings

19.2 Finding Your Phone

Lesson 20: Getting Ready for Microsoft Office

20.1 Accessing data on your phone

20.2 Access e-mail documents

20.3 Access OneDrive data

20.4 Access Office 365 documents

20.5 Access recent documents

20.6 Sharing a document

Lesson 21: Working with OneNote

Lesson 21.1Working with Notebooks

Lesson 21.2Managing Notes

Lesson 21.3Formatting Text

Lesson 21.4Adding Content to Notes

Lesson 22: Using Microsoft Word

Lesson 21.1Creating a new Document

Lesson 22.2 Formatting text

Lesson 22.3 Working with Comments

Lesson 22.4Using Spell Check

Lesson 22.5Saving Your Work

Lesson 23: Working with Excel Spreadsheets

Lesson 23.1Creating a New Spreadsheet

Lesson 23.2Formatting Cells

Lesson 23.3Freezing Cells

Lesson 23.4Sorting Cells

Lesson 23.5Filtering Cells

Lesson 23.6Using AutoFit

Lesson 23.7Using AutoSum

Lesson 23.8Accessing Worksheets

Lesson 23.9Adding a Formula

Lesson 23.10Saving Your Work

Lesson 24: Viewing and Editing PowerPoint Presentations

Lesson 24.1Viewing a Presentation

Lesson 24.2Accessing a Slide

Lesson 24.3Adding Notes

Lesson 24.4Editing a Slide

Lesson 24.5Moving a Slide

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