One dramatic change Microsoft has introduced in Windows 8 is the Metro style user interface, a reimagining user experience of Windows. The new Metro user interface has been carefully designed and built and therefore very intuitive to new and experienced Windows users. However, the change also requires users, myself included, to learn or re-learn new ways of working with applications and the Windows environment in general, from some basic tasks of turning your PC or tablets or slates off to resetting your device to default settings without losing apps and user data and settings.\n\nTo help users quickly ramp up their experience of working with Windows 8 and find shortcuts of getting things done, I will start this “Windows 8 Consumer Preview Power User How To Series” or “Win8 HowTo“ for short or Twitter hash tag “#Win8HowTo”. \n\nThis is a nice series of how-to posts by Dr.Z, a senior Microsoft Architect Evangelist. At the time of this posting there is a collection of 30 articles: \n\nWindows 8 How To: 1. Switch Between Metro UI and Desktop Mode\nWindows 8 How To: 2. Switch Between Apps or Snap Apps\nWindows 8 How To: 3. How to Power Off Your Device\nWindows 8 How To: 4. Show and Access the Control Panel\nWindows 8 How To: 5. Show and Access Administrative Tools\nWindows 8 How To: 6. Show All Apps\nWindows 8 How To: 7. Switch Between Windows Accounts and Local Accounts\nWindows 8 How To: 8. Set up a Picture Password\nWindows 8 How To: 9. Set Up a Printer\nWindows 8 How To: 10. Customize Metro UI – App Tiles and Groups\nWindows 8 How To: 11. Install Language Packs for Multilingual Support\nWindows 8 How To: 12. Show and Use “Run” Command\nWindows 8 How To: 13. Show and Use cmd Prompt (DOS Mode)\nWindows 8 How To: 14. Show and Use PowerShell\nWindows 8 How To: 15. Show and Use Desktop Applications\nWindows 8 How To: 16. Install .NET 3.5 and Windows Live Essentials\nWindows 8 How To: 17. Add New Tab or New InPrivate Tab in Metro Style IE Browser\nWindows 8 How To: 18. Configure WiFi Connection and Airplane Mode\nWindows 8 How To: 19. Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives\nWindows 8 How To: 20. How to Start Windows 8 in Safe Mode\nWindows 8 How To: 21. Install and Uninstall Metro Style Apps\nWindows 8 How To: 22. Enable or Disable Sharing Between PCs Using HomeGroup\nWindows 8 How To: 23. Find and Use Windows Help and Support\nWindows 8 How To: 24. Show and Configure Free Anti-Virus App (Windows Defender)\nWindows 8 How To: 25. Show and Enable Split Touch Keyboard (On-Screen)\nWindows 8 How To: 26. Set up Remote Desktop Connection\nWindows 8 How To: 27. Backup your Files Using File History\nWindows 8 How To: 28. Restore Files Using File History\nWindows 8 How To: 29. Restore System to a Previous State Using Restore Point\nWindows 8 How To: 30. Restore your Device using Refresh and Reset\n\nLinks at Dr. Z's blog, Windows 8 Consumer Preview Power User How To Series.