One thing I didn’t mention…

By | May 17, 2016
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I mentioned yesterday about updating the “Next Steps” books for Windows 10 but that they aren’t available to order quite yet.

Well, on Thursday I’ll be able to announce when they will be available to order. I’m hoping it won’t be long before they’re available, but on Thursday I’ll know for sure – so watch out for an email then.

But there’s something I didn’t tell you yesterday (well, lots of things – obviously, from my shoe colour today to the price of fish in China – but one in particular).

Although I talked about updating the books to cover Windows 10 instead of older versions of Windows, that’s not all we did. We also covered some of the new apps that go with Windows 10 and how to use them. For example the new calendar app that lets you organise your time – or the OneNote app for notes and lists and so on. We even included how to avoid using the new built in Mail App, as I know a lot of people don’t get on with it!

Anyway, more information shortly!

8 thoughts on “One thing I didn’t mention…

  1. Alexander Murdoch

    Please be advised that the plan for an I-pad for my wife Margaret Murdoch
    did not succeed and therefore she does not require your kind assistance.
    However, I find your e-mails very interesting although I still have the
    antique XP system.

    My wife therefore will not require your help but if you would be agreeable,
    I would be pleased to read your e-mails so that I can prepare myself for a
    future upgrade to XP10. Regards, Alec Murdoch

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    1. Tim Post author

      Hello
      thanks for letting me know! You’re very welcome to still carry on getting the emails – glad you find them helpful!
      Tim

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  2. Yolande Smith

    I do not require tips on using Windows. Please advise how i{ads are serviced in your emails.

    Yolande Smith

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    1. Tim Post author

      Hello
      I cover both computers and tablets (and occasionally smartphones) – varying it from week to week. Often there’s something about both in the newsletter, sometimes it’ll be one or the other, especially if there’s some big news affecting just PCs or just tablets.
      Some people find only one type of tip helpful and ignore the others, some find both helpful.
      Tim

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  3. John

    I am glad you are planning to produce a book for Windows 10 and I am sure there will be a good take up. I think I have used all of the Windows versions but have found 10 a bit of a struggle. May I suggest you devote your newsletter to some useful information and tips on 10? I say this because I found your tips on Function Keys very informative.
    I have come to the conclusion that MS have tried to make 10 do all sorts of things using all sorts of devices and that probably accounts for the use of Microsoft Account; Outlook where they are trying to get all sorts of devices talking to each other. In my case I find it confusing and would appreciate some help in your newsletters to explain the philosophy and what they are trying to achieve (I do not need to connect iPads and phones to my PC). Looking at the forums there are people struggling with Outlook and why they are being told their settings are out of date – but no indication how to do it. I tried to delete it but was warned it would cancel my MS Account. Like others I could not get rid of the need to have a password having been bullied by MS to set one up.
    These are the sort of tips that I am sure your readers are struggling with and despite what MS says, they have made 10 unduly complex. Please consider introducing a Windows 10 section in your newsletters.
    Thank you in anticiapation

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    1. Tim Post author

      Thanks for the kind comments!
      Yes, I think you’re right that Microsoft tried to make Windows 10 (and 8 before it, come to that) work on a wide variety of devices – sometimes that’s worked well, sometimes less well (though I think Windows 10 is a big improvement on Windows 8 for this)
      I think I’ll be covering quite a bit on Windows 10, especially over the next month or two as we come up to the deadline for the free upgrade to it – I expect a lot of people to update so it’s a good time to cover a bit about it.
      You might want to have a look at a free ebook I put together when Windows 10 first came out – you might find some of it helpful. You can get it here: http://helpfulbooks.co.uk/Windows10ebook.pdf (It might take a minute or two to download.
      Tim

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  4. Heather Gibb Dunn

    Glad to see you are letting the big wide (and somewhat confused) world that you can help them,

    I saw the ad in The Daily Mail on Thursday – the books are a great help and I am looking forward to the next one about Windows 10 problems .

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    1. Tim Post author

      Thanks for the kind words! Yes, we’ve been running some adverts in a few newspapers lately and it seems to be working well – so many people out there who could do with the help!
      Tim

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