Thank you for everyone who attended my sessions at the New Horizons SpecTECHular in Dayton and Cincinnati. As promised, I had several resources I wanted to share with everyone after the event on some of the topics we discussed during the event.
Windows 7 XP Mode resources:
- Great guide here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/default.aspx
- Download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx
This is a great tool to help you and your users learn the ribbon. It is officially unsupported add-in but I have been using with no issue since the beta. If you are unfamiliar with the tool, it turns learning the ribbon into a point achieving game. The tool can also be used on Office 2007 and Office 2010. Check it out here:
This is a great blog with some nice little screen casts of Office 2010: http://blogs.office.com/b/office_casual/
Libraries, USB Drives and Windows 7
Is there some more information on Document Libraries USB drives in windows 7, is a question I hear a lot. One thing about document libraries first is that you can include up to 50 folders in one library, to include. However, there is a really nice tip here on USB drives and libraries: Understanding the Libraries Feature in Windows 7. Tip for using USB thumb drives(or Blackberrys!) with libraries. Most thumbdrives show up as removable storage and not as hard drives on the computer, which means they cannot be added to libraries. However, you can use the Disk Management tools to add it! Right Click the drive in the drive management snap in and select “Change Drive Letter and Paths” add a path. Then add that path to the library.
If you need a great book to read I recommend this: Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference