Dell and Windows 8

Dell recommends Windows.

Windows 8 Features

Introducing Windows 8

Experience the beautiful, fast and fluid touch-friendly design for yourself.
Cloud connectivity

Cloud connectivity

• Network your settings:
Settings and preferences on your internet-connected Dell PC with Windows 8 are available on every Windows 8 device you own.
• Access content anywhere: Docs, calendars and other files are stored in the built-in SkyDrive® for cloud access. (Requires SkyDrive® account and 7GB* of hard drive space)
• Work your way: Start one document on your portable Dell device, then open it from your desktop PC and finish it. No more cables or emailing files to yourself.
Apps for productivity

• Streamline your work:
Windows 8 apps work together to help you do more with just a simple tap or click.
• Collaborate easily: Communicate right from your Start screen using Mail or Messenger apps.
• Finding apps is easy: Discover new productivity apps with your Dell’s built-in Windows Store.

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Apps for productivity
Efficient from the start
Efficient from the start

• Customize your PC or tablet:
The new Windows 8 Start screen lets you put your most critical information front and center.
• Always up to date: Connect your Dell Windows 8 device to the internet for real-time updates to calendar, email and more.

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Designed for touch

• Work with a simple gesture: Windows 8 works with both Dell’s touch-enabled and non-touch PCs so you can interact quickly with content.
• The choice is still yours: Dell offers several devices that flex between touch and keyboard use.

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Optimized for business

• Enhanced end-to-end security: Dell’s enterprise-grade security solutions are perfect for companies distributing devices to workers or implementing a bring-your-own-device program.
• Manageability and virtualization: The trusted management and security features that millions of businesses depend on every day are built-in to Windows 8.
• Made to travel: Dell laptops and tablets are designed to be sturdy and lightweight, enabling easy, on-the-go work.

Optimized for business
Meet Internet Explorer 10Meet Internet Explorer® 10

• Search less, see more:
IE 10 has been designed with a reduced browser and frame, so your content takes center stage.
• Get big-time browsing: Searches feel cinematic on any size display, from a 23” Dell™ all-in-one to a 12” convertible Ultrabook™.

Visit our support pages for detailed instructions on how to upgrade your current system to Windows 8.

New Dell Products for Business

Dell Windows 8 business tablet, ultrabook, all in one, multi-touch monitor, touch pad ect.Latitude 10 tablet
Snap into action with this versatile tablet. Latitude™ 10 offers enterprise-class security and management features. Its collaboration features and flexible docking solution let you be efficient wherever you are.
Windows® 8
Business-rugged, serviceable design
Enterprise-class security, management and support

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OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One with Optional Touch Screen

Update your desktop with a multimedia powerhouse in a sleek all-in-one design. Get touch screen convenience with easy management features.
Windows® 8
• 23" optional touch screen display
Intel® vPro™ technology

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OptiPlex 9010 all-in-one
Latitude 6430u Ultrabook™
Latitude 6430u Ultrabook™

Get the security, services and control that your business needs with the new Latitude 6430u Ultrabook™. (Not available with touch capability).
 Windows® 8
Ultrathin design
 Long battery life

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Related Products

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Optimize your data center with Windows® Server 2012, designed to help your organization get the most out of Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems.
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Maximize Productivity and Security with Dell Services.

Dell service for Windows 8 business productsEasy migration for your organization
The Windows® XP era is ending. So, when you’re ready to migrate to Windows® 7 or Windows® 8 rely on Dell to be your strategic partner. Why?
We are the top worldwide Windows 7 Enterprise deployment partner and can use our vast experience helping other customers to smooth your transition
We can reduce deployment costs with our unique Optimized Deployment Service Framework
And we have a full range of Windows® 8 optimized devices, including the new Latitude™ and XPS™ tablets, laptops and the new OptiPlex™ all-in-one touch desktop
Flexible growth across your businessFlexible growth across your business
With services and solutions such as Optimized Deployment Service and Cloud Client Virtualization, Dell delivers the tools you need to grow your business.
Maximize workforce productivityMaximize workforce productivity
With end-to-end security services such as Secureworks and SonicWALL®, Dell is the perfect choice for organizations adopting a “bring your own device” policy.

New Features of Windows 8

What are Charms?

Charms are a set of features that are located within the Start screen. To open the Charms menu, you can swipe in from the right edge of the screen. If you are using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, then move the mouse pointer down. If you are using a multi-touch touchpad, place your finger to the right of your touchpad and swipe left onto the touchpad. Charms include Search, Share, Start, Devices and Settings.

The Basics – Start, Search, Email, Power Off, Control Panel

Where is the Start Button or the Start Menu?

The Start screen replaces the Start menu in Windows® 8. You can pin apps, contacts and websites to Start for easy access to what you use most. All of your apps — both apps you install from the Windows Store and desktop apps — are available from the Start screen. You can organize, group and name categories of applications. Tiles and notifications show what is new so you can get important information and updates at a glance.

You can easily get to Start by using the Windows key Windowson your keyboard. Also, you can get to the Start screen by swiping in from the right edge of your screen and tapping the Start charm or (by pointing your mouse to the upper-right corner of the screen and then select Start charm or if you are using a multi-touch touchpad, place your finger to the right of your touchpad and swipe left onto the touchpad and select Start).

Using Apps

How do I pin an app to Start?


  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then select Search.
    (If you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, then select Search. Or, if you are using a multi-touch touchpad, place your finger to the right of your touchpad and swipe left onto the touchpad, then select Search).
  2. Select the app icon you want to pin.
  3. Pull down on the icon (or right click) and a checkmark will appear on the icon.
  4. At the bottom of the screen, the option to Pin this app will appear.
  5. Select Pin to pin this app to Start.

Using Charms

How do I connect to a Wireless Network?

Swipe in from the right edge of your screen to open the Charms bar or, if using a mouse, point to the upper right corner of the screen and move the mouse pointer down. If you are using a multi-touch touchpad, place your finger to the right of your touchpad and swipe left onto the touchpad. Select Settings, then Internet Access. Choose the network you would like to connect to.

The Windows Store

Do I need a Microsoft account to use the Windows Store?

Yes, you will need to establish a Microsoft account to purchase or access apps through the Microsoft store. With a Microsoft account, you can see all of the applications you purchased from the Store and you can install any of those apps on up to five PCs. For more information, see: http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows-8/apps

Windows 8 PC Pro

Windows 8 Network World