Windows 8 cheat sheets

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By Heather Cass
Publications & Design Coordinator, Penn State Behrend

One of the greatest things about working at a university is having access to experts in nearly anything you can think of.

Have a question about the geology of the Wintergreen Gorge? Ask Dr. Tony Foyle, associate professor of Geology. Wondering how you can build a better mousetrap? Call Dr. Robert Weissbach, associate professor of engineering. Need help identifying the strange bird you saw? Ask Dr. Margaret Voss, associate professor of biology.

You get the picture.

But the experts on campus aren’t limited to the classroom. They can be found all over campus, from The Learning Resource Center to the Academic & Career Planning Center to the Computer Center.

For instance, Carolyn Dudas, web developer/information specialist, recently compiled a list of “cheat sheets” full of helpful hints and tips for those making the transition to Windows 8.

“If you’re new to Windows 8, you may be feeling somewhat lost and experiencing frustration, especially since it is drastic change from the former operating system.  So to ease a bit of the learning curve, I’ve compiled a few resources that you might find helpful.  You can access the list here.”

I recently bought a new personal laptop that has Windows 8 on it and I have found it very challenging to adapt to. I was grateful for Carolyn’s expertise and her thoughtfulness in sharing what she found.

So now, I’m compounding that by sharing it with all of you. Pass it on.

Good luck with Windows 8 and remember:

It  is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that  survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. — Charles  Darwin

~ Heather

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