Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Essentials (Que Video)

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Over 1 Full Hour of Video Instruction



Master Microsoft’s amazing new Surface Pro 3 in just one hour! All you want to know—from logon to productivity tools, movies to gaming, free Skype calls to extending your battery life!


Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 does it all: world-class productivity, connectivity, entertainment, everything! Now, you can master your new Surface Pro 3 in just one hour of easy, expert video. With Sean Ong’s friendly, expert guidance, you'll get started fast, and discover hidden tips and tricks that’ll make you an instant power user. It's all here: navigating the improved Surface Pro interface… using the powerful new pen… doing serious work with Office and OneNote… watching movies, playing games, listening to music, taking great pictures… making free Skype calls, downloading great new apps, safely storing your files, even squeezing out more battery life! Surface Pro 3 is the most powerful, personal Windows device ever created. Take total control of this amazing system in one hour—with Surface Pro 3 Complete Video Guide!

About the Instructor

Sean Ong(Seattle, WA) is a technology enthusiast and clean energy engineer who specializes in advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. As a member of the EMI Consulting Technical Analysis and Energy Management team, he is a thought leader who has published on topics ranging from large-scale renewable systems to the economics of heat-pump water heaters. In his spare time, he specializes in working and tinkering with advanced technologies ranging from Microsoft Surface to 3D printing, computer vision, and robotics. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Seattle Pacific University, and a masters degree in Engineering (systems specialty) from the Colorado School of Mines.

Skill Level

  • All Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

What You Will Learn

  • How to get started quickly, and personalize your Surface Pro 3 to your own needs
  • How to dock your Surface Pro 3 for serious work
  • How to find and install the best Windows Store apps
  • How to make Skype calls and use Bing apps
  • How to make the most of media and gaming
  • How to get your files from anywhere, and expand your storage
  • How to extend battery life
  • How to use the pen and other hardware
  • Great new tips and tricks, from voice control to photography—even how to install Android

Who Should Take This Course

  • Everyone who owns a Microsoft Surface 3, is considering purchasing one for personal or business use, or may be asked to support Surface 3 in any organization

Course Requirements

  • Basic familiarity with Windows and the Internet
  • No experience with Surface 3 or Windows 8.x needed!

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Setting Up Your Surface Pro 3 for the First Time

  1. What to expect when booting up the Surface for the first time
  2. Using a Microsoft account

Lesson 2: Customizing and Personalizing Your Surface

  1. Changing your background
  2. Sizing your tiles
  3. Working with tiles

Lesson 3: Understanding OneDrive and How to Optimize Your Experience with the Surface

  1. Understanding how OneDrive works
  2. Syncing settings
  3. Syncing photos

Lesson 4: Using the Surface in Desktop Mode

  1. Start8, free options for a traditional start menu
  2. Navigating between modern UI and traditional UI
  3. Best practices for mouse/keyboard and touch

Lesson 5: Docking Your Surface Pro 3 for Serious Work

  1. Mini Display Port
  2. Extending or mirroring display
  3. Using the USB port effectively

Lesson 6: Installing Apps from the Windows Store / Intro to the Windows Store

  1. How to use the Windows Store
  2. Best ways to discover new apps

Lesson 7: Making Skype Calls with the Surface Pro 3

  1. Desktop vs. Modern Skype versions

Lesson 8: Using Bing apps with the Surface

  1. Walk-through of included apps and how to make the most of them

Lesson 9: Steam Game Streaming

  1. Walk-through of Steam game streaming example

Lesson 10: Using the SD Card for Expanded Storage

  1. Storing OneDrive files
  2. Storing other media files

Lesson 11: Options for Media on your Surface Pro 3

  1. Movies and video
  2. Music

Lesson 12: How to Install Android on your Surface

  1. Bluestacks, Andy, and other options

Lesson 13: Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Type Cover and Kickstand

  1. Resting kickstand on typecover
  2. Reversing typecover
  3. Using the trackpad effectively / use gestures

Lesson 14: Surface Pro 3 Battery Life Tips

  1. Check CPU intensive apps
  2. Dimming the display

Lesson 15: Using the Pen with the Surface Pro 3

  1. Writing examples and tips
  2. Drawing examples and tips
  3. Navigating around the surface with the pen
  4. Opening OneNote
  5. Using the Surface "upside-down"

Lesson 16: Other Tips and Tricks

  1. Narrator for reading
  2. Voice control
  3. Wireless media streaming
  4. Screenshot buttons
  5. Multiple accounts
  6. Snapping apps
  7. Taking good photos

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Product information

  • Title: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Essentials (Que Video)
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: June 2014
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0134030028