I have quite a few friends that have tried out Windows 8 at this point, and the first question they always ask is "how do I shutdown Windows 8?" It might sound like a stupid question, but Microsoft ditched the Start Menu that has been in Windows for a long time, and as a result the shutdown/restart buttons also got tucked away in a new spot.
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Windows can be configured to lock your computer after the screen saver kicks in, which means when you return you'll need to login again. The security this offers is nice but it's not very customizable, and one such example is that you can't easily the screen to turn off and lock the computer at the same time.
I've written about some utilities to remotely shutdown computers before, and Airytec Switch Off is one that deserves to be on that list. This free and portable app offers all kinds of options for managing power-related tasks both locally and remotely.