You mean the storyboard view as opposed to the timeline view, you can click to show timeline or storyboard view in WMM, just select Storyboard view, I think it's the default view in any case.
If you just want to cut out some parts of the video in WMM, drag your clip down to the first square in the storyboard, bottom left of the screen,click on that clip in the storyboard, then click the play arrow below the preview window on the right half of screen, this becomes the pause button now, then click the pause button when you find the spot you want to stop, you can fine tune the exact spot by using the frame at a time buttons also under the preview window after clicking the pause button, then click Clip on the top of screen menu bar, then click Split from the drop down list, now you have two clips in the storyboard, do that around the bits you want to remove, then right click any clip you want to remove from the storyboard window and click Delete so you're just left with the bits you want.
Plenty of tutorials online for WMM, no harm in trying to get used to WMM as a lot of vid editing progs are quite similar.
Arc Soft Showbiz DVD is a good easy program and like most video editing programs you can take your movie straight from a dvd to edit, you can try a time limited free download. Video Redo Plus is another easy to use free trial one.