As we continue our march to Microsoft’s biggest redesign of the Windows user interface in over a decade, Windows 8, we need to be on the lookout for a few interface changes that may frustrate our users. Here is one. How to shut down Windows 8.
To shut down Windows 8, you need to access the Charm Bar. You can do this by moving your mouse to the upper or lower right. I’ve noticed that this is especially difficult in an RDP connection. Your other option is to press Window_Key + C.
Inside the Settings charm, click Power and then Shut Down.
This may be something to include in your initial end user training for Windows 8. Users will more than likely be frustrated with this interface at first. Taking the time to demonstrate to your end users will greatly help in end user acceptable of Windows 8.