The familiar Elizabeth Barrett Browning quote (“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”) comes to mind when I am asked: How do I logoff from Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, or simply lock down my screen????
Option 1: from the Windows Metro screen, click on the User name in the top right hand corner, and then click Lock or Sign out
Option 2: from the Windows Desktop screen, press Windows+L to lock down your session, or press Windows+R, and type shutdown –l to logoff,
Option 3: and finally there is the familiar “three finger salute”, more commonly known as Ctrl-Alt-Del. This works from both the Metro screen and the Desktop screen, and is my favorite method for locking down a station or logging off.