Spotlight on WebJunction Ohio: Windows 7 Courses
By Jay Burton, Professional Development Coordinator, State Library of Ohio
With the recent announcement about the release of the new Windows 7, many of us may be wondering…what now? More new stuff to learn? Is it hard? Will I be able to work it?
Available at WebJunction Ohio (oh.webjunction.org), you can now take two courses introducing this latest update from Microsoft. These are available at no charge for WebJunction Ohio members.
Access is simple. Visit the WJOH website (oh.webjunction.org), log in using your WJOH account, select the “Course Catalog” tab and follow the instructions to register and begin the selected course.
You’ll want to look under the “Operating and Automation Systems” heading. Select “Windows.”
The two classes are:
Windows 7: First look for end users.
This course looks at some of the new features of Windows 7 including changes to the taskbar, such as jump lists and quick preview; the new desktop features, such as new theme suites and gadgets; and the enhancements to the Aero framework, such as Aero Shake and Aero Peek. This course also discusses how Windows Live Essentials has been separated from the operating system, Windows Touch enhancements, Windows Media Center enhancements, the Libraries system, and HomeGroup setup and management features in Windows 7. This course will prepare end users for the new environment they will encounter when they log in to Windows 7 for the first time.
Windows 7: First look for IT professionals
This course looks at the SKUs of Windows 7 that will be available and discusses what is appropriate depending on environmental needs. This course also looks at Windows 7's compatibility with Windows Vista and the built-in driver support for Vista-capable hardware, and deployment methods and technologies such as DISM and WAIK. Windows 7 includes troubleshooting technologies such as the Action Center, Problem Steps Recorder, and Device Stage. BitLocker has been made simpler to use and AppLocker is used to control user access to applications. Remote and mobile availability under Windows 7 are also analyzed.
Plenty of seats available…so sign up for a course now.
Questions? Contact Jay Burton at email@example.com.