Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals

Errata for Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals




The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

The following errata were submitted by our customers and approved as valid errors by the author or editor.

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page xi
Australia

The second last sentence of the 2nd paragraph states "But Windows 8 uses a Start screen instead of the tiny Start menu in Windows 8"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Should be "...tiny Start menu in Windows 7".

Michael Montague  Nov 07, 2012 
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Page iii
Chapter 2, Chapter 11

There are a couple of extra spaces in the chapter 2 and 11 titles.

Carl Gray  Nov 15, 2012 
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Page xii
1st paragraph, under acknowledgements

The second sentence reads, "We'd also like to THINK our reviewers:" I would think that think should be thank.

Anonymous  Nov 15, 2012 
Printed
Page back cover
descriptive paragraph

First line, Window 8 should be Windows 8.

Microsoft Press  Dec 06, 2012 
Printed, PDF
Page iii
Chapter 2 title

Delete space in "Experiencing" between i and n.

Microsoft Press  Dec 06, 2012 
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Page 12
4th paragraph

The first sentence says "To provide a no-comprise tablet experience...". I think that "no-compromise" was intended.

Andrew Phillips  Nov 16, 2012 
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Page 14
Fourth bullet

This bullet point starts off talking about the Weather app Tile then seems to change to the Calendar app Tile.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Good catch. "Calendar" should be changed to "Weather".

Andrew Phillips  Nov 16, 2012 
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Page 16
Searching for files and settings, point 4

It says "Click Videos to limit the results to just pictures" which is obviously wrong.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change to "Click Videos to limit the results to just videos"

Andrew Phillips  Nov 16, 2012 
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Page 17
Step 5

Step 5 says "Repeat step 3" but should refer to step 4.

Andrew Phillips  Nov 16, 2012 
Printed, PDF
Page 24
2nd para, 4th line down

Windows key + R should be Windows key + R.

Microsoft Press  Dec 06, 2012 
Printed, PDF
Page 26-27
Windows Explorer section

Heading Windows Explorer should be retitled File Explorer. All instance of "Windows Explorer" and "Windows File Explorer" need to be changed to "File Explorer". The exception to this is the first line under the heading: "The redisigned Windows Explorer, named File explorer,...." should remain as is.

Microsoft Press  Dec 06, 2012 
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Page 112
1st paragraph

The last sentence of this paragraph has an opening speech mark but no corresponding closing speech mark.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Opening quotation marks should be deleted.

Andrew Phillips  Nov 16, 2012 
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Page 130
Last sentence

The last sentence says "Internet Explorer in the Modern UI is shown in Figure 10-2." According the rules provided on page 129 for the authorised naming conventions for IE, when using the app it is supposed to be just called "Internet Explorer" and not "Internet Explorer in the Modern UI". This is the only reference to "Modern UI" in the whole document, so I think it is a mistake.

Andrew Phillips  Nov 16, 2012