About the Book
Windows 10 Field Guide is a full-length e-book about the latest version of Microsoft Windows, aimed at those users who will upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, or acquire Windows 10 with a new PC.
Windows 10 Field Guide is...
Self-published. We wrote this book ourselves and there's no publishing company to get in the way.
Transparent. This book is written and updated transparently and publicly, over time, so you can follow along, download updates, and provide feedback as it is updated. The book now supports Windows 10 version 20H2.
Inexpensive. A traditional technical book about Windows 10 typically retails for $29.99 or more and is made available in print and e-book formats. But the authors receive only a very small portion of that price. With Windows 10 Field Guide, we are using the pricing model popularized by mobile apps, but with a twist: we're letting you, the reader, pick your price so you can pay more than our recommended price of $9.99.
Available in multiple formats. So what does $9.99 buy you these days? In this case, it provides you with the book in the following formats: PDF, MOBI, and EPUB. Get one, get them all.
Not available directly from Kindle or other e-book platforms. Thanks to our previous experiences dealing with these organizations, we are only offering this book directly to you, the reader. No worries: it will always work properly with Kindle, Nook, or whatever other e-book software you use. We're just cutting out the middleman.
A how-to and a reference. This book provides tips, how-to's, and reference information about Windows 10, and assumes only that you have used some version of Windows previously. But rather than cover every single little checkbox and option in all apps and features, this book focuses on the important stuff, on what's new and what's changed in Windows 10, so you can quickly get up to speed and master this new OS version and be productive as quickly as possible.
Windows 10 Field Guide is the only Windows book you'll ever need.
--- Paul Thurrott, Rafael Rivera, and Martin McClean
About the Authors
Paul Thurrott is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the major domo at Thurrott.com, and the co-host of three podcasts: Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley, What the Tech with Andrew Zarian, and First Ring Daily with Brad Sams. He was formerly the senior technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the creator of the SuperSite for Windows. You can reach Paul via email or on Twitter at @thurrott.
Rafael Rivera is a software developer for a VAR 500 company where he works on mission critical systems for the United States Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. He is also a certified reverse engineering analyst and takes Windows apart for fun in his free time.
Martin McClean is a computer scientist, electronic engineer and writer. He works as a program manager developing mobile software. He is a huge fan of all things Windows and he loves creating visual content, especially technical posters.