Windows 8.1 Update is projected to be unveiled to users later today via Windows Update, so Microsoft is trying to make sure that everyone knows the changes in this new OS version by rolling out a fresh power user guide for businesses.As it’s the case of all the other user guides released by Microsoft, the new version aimed at Windows 8.1 Update adopters comes in the form of a PDF document which comprises details and information regarding the new product, as well as screenshots to better explain specific features. As WinBeta is reporting, it has a total of 20 pages full of information regarding the features introduced in the update rolled out last week.
Just as expected, Microsoft puts the focus on the traditional PC, explaining that Windows 8.1 Update comes with options that make the operating system better for desktop computers.
Here’s what Microsoft is saying about the new Windows 8.1 Update:
“With the new Windows, you have everything you need to work efficiently. Your familiar desktop is better than ever with advanced functionalities, like the new customizable taskbar and streamlined file management. Internet Explorer 11 gives you instant and fluid access to the world. And best of all, you can use all these features feeling confident that your important data is secure.”
Now that Windows 8.1 Update has been tweaked to work better on desktop computers, Microsoft claims that its modern operating system is just perfect for all devices out there, no matter if you’re using touch or a mouse as the main input method.
“Whether you are collaborating on a large project, preparing for an upcoming conference, or traveling for work, you can use touch, mouse, and keyboard together—seamlessly—to accomplish your every task.
“With the advanced features of Windows 8.1, you can get the most out of your device. Windows works the way you want it to,” the company said in the user guide before going into detail on every change it made to the operating system.
Windows 8.1 Update will be offered free of charge to all those already running Windows 8.1. It will be shipped via Windows Update in order to avoid any potential problems occurring when trying to download it from the store. Similar problems have been experienced with Windows 8.1 when the company rolled it out in the store, as plenty of users where unable to download it due to a number of compatibility issues.
The company confirmed earlier today that Windows 8.1 Update would be mandatory for Windows 8.1 users who want to receive more updates in the coming months, while Windows 8 adopters can continue using their operating system as it is.