Up and Running with Windows 8
Illustration by Neil Webb

Up and Running with Windows 8

with Tim Grey

Video: Managing contacts with People

Windows 8 provides you with a variety of different ways that you can stay in contact with the people you care about. Through e-mail messaging, sharing photos, and a variety of other options. And it also includes the People application where you can manage the people, your contacts from a variety of sources. Let's take a look at how we can work with the People application in Windows 8. I'll go ahead, and on the Start screen, click on the People application. That will, of course, launch the People application. And one of the nice features of People that we're able to import contacts automatically from the other services that you are using.
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  1. 2m 3s
    1. Welcome
      2m 3s
  2. 31m 6s
    1. A Windows 8 overview
      3m 53s
    2. Changing your environment
      3m 5s
    3. Customizing live tiles
      4m 14s
    4. Helpful keyboard shortcuts
      3m 41s
    5. Using gestures
      4m 18s
    6. Handwriting recognition on a tablet
      3m 7s
    7. Creating and using a picture password
      3m 25s
    8. Working with your account
      3m 0s
    9. Power options
      2m 23s
  3. 1h 2m
    1. Basics of Metro applications
      3m 24s
    2. Working with a typical application
      4m 11s
    3. Updating applications
      2m 27s
    4. Browsing with Internet Explorer 10
      5m 58s
    5. Managing contacts with People
      4m 29s
    6. Configuring and using Mail
      5m 41s
    7. Connecting with Messenger
      4m 16s
    8. Staying organized with Calendar
      6m 7s
    9. Finding places with Maps
      6m 3s
    10. Getting more applications in the Windows Store
      3m 43s
    11. Purchasing applications
      2m 54s
    12. Organizing the Start screen
      2m 59s
    13. Accessing all applications
      2m 47s
    14. Running applications side by side
      3m 28s
    15. Closing applications
      2m 11s
    16. Unpinning or removing applications
      2m 4s
  4. 28m 0s
    1. Working with photos
      5m 56s
    2. Sharing photos
      3m 29s
    3. Copying videos to your computer
      3m 36s
    4. Watching movies and TV shows
      2m 23s
    5. Playing music
      4m 9s
    6. Using the Reader
      3m 59s
    7. Sharing with SkyDrive
      4m 28s
  5. 28m 13s
    1. Accessing and personalizing the desktop
      4m 55s
    2. Using desktop applications
      2m 23s
    3. Window sizing
      2m 57s
    4. Creating a desktop shortcut
      3m 8s
    5. Working with the File Explorer
      6m 11s
    6. Safely removing a device
      2m 51s
    7. Using the Recycle Bin
      3m 12s
    8. Snipping for screen captures
      2m 36s
  6. 18m 8s
    1. Changing Windows settings
      4m 20s
    2. Protecting your PC with Windows Defender
      5m 21s
    3. Adding devices
      2m 56s
    4. Printing
      2m 53s
    5. Backing up your files
      2m 38s

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Windows 8 has some major differences from previous versions, including a new Start screen and support for touchscreen gestures. In this course veteran trainer Tim Grey will help you get oriented. After exploring the interface and the preinstalled applications, Tim shows how to add or remove applications, send and receive email, browse the web, view and share photos, play music and movies, and much more. Plus, see how to switch to the traditional desktop interface, if you prefer it, and get tips on managing, protecting, printing, and backing up your files.

Topics include:
  • Changing your environment and customizing live tiles
  • Using gestures
  • Creating and using a picture password
  • Using Windows applications
  • Working with media
  • Accessing and personalizing the desktop
  • Working with the File Explorer
  • Changing Windows settings
  • Printing
  • Backing up your files
Subjects:
Business video2brain
Software:
Windows
Author:
Tim Grey

Managing contacts with People

Windows 8 provides you with a variety of different ways that you can stay in contact with the people you care about. Through e-mail messaging, sharing photos, and a variety of other options. And it also includes the People application where you can manage the people, your contacts from a variety of sources. Let's take a look at how we can work with the People application in Windows 8. I'll go ahead, and on the Start screen, click on the People application. That will, of course, launch the People application. And one of the nice features of People that we're able to import contacts automatically from the other services that you are using.

For example Facebook friends, Twitter contacts, and others. I'll go ahead and click on the Facebook friends option that will connect to the service, and then allow me to sign in to my Facebook account. So that I can provide permission for the People application to access my contacts in Facebook. I'll go ahead and click the Connect button. And that will bring up an option for me to sign in to my existing Facebook account. I'll go ahead and type in my account name.

And of course, my password as well. I'll go ahead and click the Login button. And then I can click on the Allow button in order to allow the People application to access my Facebook contacts. The process is complete. So I'll go ahead and click the Done button. And then, in just a moment, you'll see that my contacts are updated based on my Facebook account. You'll notice that I have a message over on the left letting me know that I can add or manage additional accounts. In other words, to bring contacts in from other services by going to Settings and choosing Accounts. I'll go ahead and click OK to dismiss that message. But then, I'd also like to add an additional contact not based on an existing contact list in one of my other services, but rather just a contact in the People application.

To do that, I'll simply right-click in an empty area of the People application or swipe up from the bottom edge on a touchscreen. And then, I'll click on the New button. And then, you can see I can enter additional information about that new contact. I'll go ahead and type in a name. In this case, I'm just going to add myself as a contact. I'll enter an e-mail address, and I'll leave all the other fields blank for the time being. I'll go ahead and click the Save button down on the Options Bar, and that new contact is added. I'll go back to my People application, the Main Page here. And you can see, I have that additional contact.

I can also add a picture for that contact if I'd like to. Notice that the contacts that were brought in from my Facebook account already have their Facebook profile photo there associated with their contact. I can also adjust some settings. I'll go ahead and press Windows+I on the keyboard. I can also just bring in the Charm Bar and choose Settings, and then click on Accounts. That allows me to adjust which accounts I'm able to access for contacts and those will be automatically updated. So, for example, when I get a new Facebook friend, they will automatically appear within the People application.

I'll go ahead and go back to the main page of Settings, and then we'll take a look at Options. And you'll notice that the contacts are sorted based on their first name, which makes sense for most of us I think. But if you prefer, you can also sort contacts by last name, simply by turning on the Sort by last name option. And you can also determine which services you want to actually synchronize with your contacts list. You'll see that I have my live account as well as my Facebook account synchronizing at the moment. But at any time, I can turn any of those options off if I prefer. You'll notice that we can receive notifications.

I have one unread notification. I'll go ahead and click on that option. I can view notifications from my contacts. In this case, friend acceptance on Facebook. Now, I can of course, view information about these contacts and interact with them in a variety of different ways. I can for example, send a message or view a profile for this particular contact. But in this case, all I'm really focused on is managing those contacts, bringing the contacts from my other online services, and adding additional contacts as needed.

But as you can see, the People application provides a nice centralized place to manage all of your contacts within Windows 8.

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