Navigating Windows 8 Beta with only Touch, Mouse or Keyboard

Since the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Summit and the release of Windows 8 beta, I’ve been making serious use of my Windows Build conference tablet in different situations.  Sometimes (due to chosen hardware, dead mouse batteries, etc.) I didn’t have input access via touch, keyboard or mouse.  It’s even possible to find oneself having only one more of access.  This can make getting around Windows more interesting, but Microsoft has made practically every navigation action available through all input modes.  I’ve created a list of how to do major Windows 8 navigation using each of these input modes…

 

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Picking a Hotel for the Build (Windows 8) Conference in September

Let me quickly share some mapping information for you that really should be on the Build registration site to help you make a decision on a hotel:

2011 build hotels

# Hotel Details US$ Rate per night + 17% tax
1 Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-750-8000
169
2 Anaheim Portofino Inn and Suites
1831 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-782-7600
119
3 Coutyard by Marriott Anaheim
2045 S Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-740-2645
135
4 Doubletree Guest Suites Anaheim Resort
2085 S Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-750-3000
149
5 Hilton Anaheim
777 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-750-4321
159
6 Red Lion Hotel Anaheim
1850 S Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-750-2801
119
7

Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

1855 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-750-1811

Note: Incorrect address on registration site

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