There is no doubt that a learning curve exists with Windows 8 and its new user interface navigation however, once that curve has been taken on and dealt with using Windows 8 can be a very straight forward user experience.

In order to help with that learning curve there are lots of tools available including a wealth of videos, including one of mine that ended up being very popular, on YouTube that show the key elements of navigating around Windows 8.

Microsoft included a very brief tutorial in the out of box experience when you setup a Windows 8 machine but it is not interactive and if you just happen to not be there it is easy to miss since it is such a short segment of the setup process.

With everyone having different methods with which they like to learn using multiple tools to educate end users about the navigation of Windows 8 can be very helpful.

In order to facilitate the continued education and awareness of end users in using Windows 8 as it was designed Microsoft has published a brochure that you can use to help out your end users.

Windows has been reimagined to be all about you and your style of working. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites, and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. No matter what you want to do, you can get it done quickly in Windows 8. Whether you’re collaborating on a large project, preparing for an upcoming conference, or traveling for work, you can use touch, mouse, and keyboard together–seamlessly–to do what you want, the way you want. This brochure will show you how to get around, navigate, manage apps, and personalize in Windows 8.

The 36 page, 6MB download is in PDF format and can be used either electronically or printed out as a reference.

It contains screenshots, keyboard shortcuts and touch navigation instructions to help folks learn the OS on both sides of the touch and keyboard/mouse interface.

Download the Windows 8 End User Training Brochure from Microsoft Download Center

Via The blog of Rob Margel – Windows Help