Accessing applications are slightly different on Server 2012 R2 / Windows8.1. When you first sign on, you will be presented with a new Metro interface. The metro interface is mainly designed for tablet computers, but can also be used as a very quick way of accessing applications.
Quickly Accessing Applications
In Windows Vista/7, you click on the start menu and go through your program list to find applications. In Server 2012 / Windows8 you now do this through the Metro interface.
There are two ways to find applications in Metro
- From the Metro interface, start typing your application
- As you are typing, your application should pop-up
- Now select the application
You can also find applications like you did in Windows Vista/7.