Before You Start 0.1 and Book 0.61

Here is the first peek at the BEFORE YOU START chapter for "Windows 8.1 Book." This was previously called READ THIS FIRST, but since it wasn't the first thing you could read in the book, I decided to change the name. It's got a nice secondary meaning as well.

Not sure about this one yet. It seems light. And while the whole Microsoft account thing could be expanded greatly, I think that topic needs a standalone mini-book. I've been thinking about that for a while, actually. I may do one that way or attach it to the book that's next. Or both. I don't know.

As for this chapter, it's sort of there but I'm not sure I like it yet. I'll look at this again tomorrow.

In any event, this does represent the last major content addition for the 1.0 edition of this book. So the coming week will involve filling in the remaining front matter, and going over the existing text and seeing whether everything is clean and consistent. Then we'll need to look over your suggestions and incorporate as needed. So there's still much to do. But it's of course getting close.

Feedback is always appreciated.


Remember, you can download the latest version of this and other chapters, and the full book in progress, from the download page you have hopefully already bookmarked. If you haven't yet paid for the book, please get a copy of the book today.

Before You Start 0.1 – 13 pages

Windows 8.1 Book 0.61 – 564 pages