Get up to speed with the Microsoft Surface Book and other hybrid laptop/tablet (2-in-1) computers.
- Hi, I'm Nick Brazzi. This course is all about two-in-one laptop computers in general, with a specific focus on the Microsoft Surface products. The Surface Book is a single device that works just like any other Windows laptop computer. But you can also separate the screen section and use it as a touchscreen Windows tablet. The Surface Pro is more like a dedicated tablet computer, with an optional keyboard attachment. Since we'll also talk a lot about the touchscreen interface and using Windows 10 in tablet mode, this course also contains valuable information for simple Windows tablets as well.
We'll start with a tour of the device hardware, where we will get to know the typical components, buttons, and ports for a two-in-one computer. Next, we'll get familiar with how Windows 10 works on touchscreen devices. We'll work with the touch control interface, the onscreen keyboard, and the tablet mode in Windows. We'll spend some time with the pen stylus, which is an accessory specifically for the Microsoft Surface devices. It's a great tool for making handwritten notes or doing artwork.
We'll finish up with the important settings, configurations, and customization so that you can make your device work the way you want it to. As we go through this course, it's important to keep in mind, Windows 10 is the same on a desktop computer, a laptop, a two-in-one computer, or a tablet. This course will not introduce Windows 10 in general so it's best if you already have a working knowledge of Windows 10. Or you can check out one of the Windows 10 Essential Training courses. With that in mind, we can dive in and start working with the Microsoft Surface devices and other two-in-one computers.
Next, instructor Nick Brazzi steps through how to best become productive with the Surface in Tablet mode, exploring the basic touch controls in Windows 10 and how to adjust important settings. He demonstrates how to multitask, use the onscreen keyboard, work with tiles, and more.
Plus, Nick shows how to get the most out of the Surface accessories, including how to leverage the powerful Surface Pen in popular applications, and how to work with the Surface Dial, which you can use to interface with specialized menus and controls in different applications. He also explores the Windows Ink Workspace, a collection of applications designed specifically for pen input. To wrap up, he goes over important customization and security settings, including how to use Windows Hello for fingerprint or face recognition for fast login.
- Mastering touch controls in Windows 10
- Switching between Tablet mode and Desktop mode
- Launching applications and multitasking in Tablet mode
- Using the onscreen touch keyboard
- Using the Surface Pen
- Working in the Windows Ink Workspace
- Setting a PIN code for fast login
- Fingerprint and face unlocking with Microsoft Hello