Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/tips/how-to-set-your-proxy-settings-in-windows-8.1/
Traditionally you set up your PCs proxy settings via Internet Explorer. We find this non-trivial as do most people, however it looks like Microsoft gave us an alternative option in Windows 8.1. Here is how to set it up.
Having not used 8.1 yet, can you tell us if there have introduced different proxy servers for different networks both wired and wireless?
As works wifi has a proxy server, home wifi does not, Android and Apple tablets allow for this to happen.
Also it says that the proxy does not apply to VPN, so how do you define a proxy on a VPN connection?