Welcome to the getting started series
Each email in this series will help you get familiar with the new features, apps, and settings in Windows 8.1. In this first email, we’ll go over the basics.Your Start screenRight from your Start screen, you are one click or tap away from search or shutdown. Whether it’s checking in on your friends, viewing websites and files, or just using your favorite apps, everything you want to do on your device is available from the Start screen.
The tiles on your Start screen make it easy to see emails, calendar appointments, social posts and even the weather without opening a single app.
Search, share, print, and more
Charms help you easily do the things you do most often, like search, share links and photos, connect other devices, and change settings. To view them, just swipe in from the right edge of your screen (or point with your mouse to the lower-right corner).