Microsoft Windows Vista: Mastering the Vista User Experience [Livelessons Series]


You have Microsoft Windows Vista?now get the most out of it, faster and more easily than ever before! J. Peter Bruzzese shows you how to maximize your Vista productivity and fun with 100 quick video lessons.

Learn Vista?s most powerful features and techniques visually: just watch! You?ll master Vista at your own pace?and get specific answers and solutions immediately, whenever you need them!

These practical videos cover Vista?s new Aero user ...

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You have Microsoft Windows Vista…now get the most out of it, faster and more easily than ever before! J. Peter Bruzzese shows you how to maximize your Vista productivity and fun with 100 quick video lessons.

Learn Vista’s most powerful features and techniques visually: just watch! You’ll master Vista at your own pace—and get specific answers and solutions immediately, whenever you need them!

These practical videos cover Vista’s new Aero user interface, security, networking, Internet Explorer 7, Windows Media Player 11, Windows Media Center, mobile computing, administration, backup/recovery, troubleshooting, and plenty more!

For anyone who wants to master Microsoft Windows Vista fast–from novices to experienced “power users” and administrators!

Looking for a better way to master today’s rapidly changing technologies? Want expert help, but don’t have the time or energy to read a book? Can’t find classroom training worth the money? Discover LiveLessons: self-paced, personal video instruction from the world’s leading experts.

  • LiveLessons is an eight-hour video course organized into bite-sized, self-contained sessions—you’ll learn key skills in as little as five minutes!
  • Each session begins with well-defined learning objectives and ends with comprehensive summaries, which help you track your progress.
  • Follow along as your instructor shows exactly how to get great results in your real-world environment.

Expert Windows author and trainer J. Peter Bruzzese presents easy, practical video introductions to Vista’s most powerful new capabilities: everything from Aero to Windows Media Center, security to advanced administration! Click play to follow along as Bruzzese walks you through Vista’s most important new features…all you need to do is watch!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789737786
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 1/14/2008
  • Series: LiveLessons Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.14 (w) x 7.54 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Peter Bruzzese is an independent consultant and trainer. He has consulted with clients ranging from Goldman Sachs to Microsoft, and instructed for leading training organizations such as CBT Nuggets, New Horizons, and Bruzzese contributes to Redmond and WindowsITPro Magazines and several leading tech sites, and speaks regularly at the MCP TechMentor Conferences. His books include Tricks of the Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ Masters (2007).

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Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Getting Started with Vista

Lesson 1 An Initial Tour of Vista 1

Lesson 2 The Welcome Center 2

Lesson 3 Working with Shortcut Keys 3

Lesson 4 Altering Your Start Menu 4

Lesson 5 Changing Taskbar Properties 5

Lesson 6 The New Windows Explorer 6

Lesson 7 Mastering Search 7

Lesson 8 Adding and Removing Metadata 8

Lesson 9 The Windows Sidebar 9

Lesson 10 Shutdown Options 10

SECTION 2: Control Panel Applets

Lesson 11 Working with Your Control Panel 11

Lesson 12 How to Create a New User 12

Lesson 13 Date and Time Settings 13

Lesson 14 System Personalization 14

Lesson 15 Changing Keyboard and Mouse Options 15

Lesson 16 Customizing Folder Options 16

Lesson 17 Install and Uninstall Programs 19

Lesson 18 Default Programs and AutoPlay 20

Lesson 19 Protecting Your Family with Parental Controls 22

Lesson 20 Speech Recognition 23

Lesson 21 The Ease of Access Center 24

Lesson 22 Working with Offline Files 25

Lesson 23 Pen and Input Devices 26

Lesson 24 Tablet PC Settings 27

Lesson 25 Setting Up Printers 28

Lesson 26 Advanced Printer Settings 29

Lesson 27 Regional and Language Options 31

Lesson 28 Windows Update Settings 32

Lesson 29 Power Options 33

Lesson 30 Windows CardSpace 34

SECTION 3: Security

Lesson 31 Vista Security Features 35

Lesson 32 The Security Center 36

Lesson 33 What Is User Account Control? 37

Lesson 34 Internet Explorer 7: Delete Browsing History 38

Lesson 35 Internet Explorer 7: Phishing Filter 39

Lesson 36 What Is the Malicious Software Removal Tool? 40

Lesson 37 Windows Defender 41

Lesson 38 Windows Firewall Settings 42

Lesson 39 How to Use EFS (Encrypting File System) 43

Lesson 40 What Is BitLocker Drive Encryption? 44

SECTION 4: Performance Tools

Lesson 41 MSCONFIG–The System Configuration Tool 45

Lesson 42 Using Reliability and Performance Monitor 48

Lesson 43 Performing a Quick Diagnostic Scan 50

Lesson 44 Changing Performance Settings 51

Lesson 45 Viewing System Performance in Task Manager 53

SECTION 5: Disk Management

Lesson 46 Backing Up and Restoring Your Entire PC 55

Lesson 47 Backing Up and Restoring Files 56

Lesson 48 Working with Previous Versions 57

Lesson 49 Using Disk Cleanup 58

Lesson 50 Disk Management Console 59

SECTION 6: Networking

Lesson 51 Introduction to the Network and Sharing Center 60

Lesson 52 Creating New Network Connections 61

Lesson 53 Using the Network Map 62

Lesson 54 Sharing Files with Others 63

Lesson 55 Connecting to Shared Folders 65

SECTION 7: Vista Applications

Lesson 56 Using Windows Media Player 66

Lesson 57 Using Windows Media Center 67

Lesson 58 Working with DVD Maker 68

Lesson 59 Using Windows Photo Gallery 69

Lesson 60 Using Windows Movie Maker 70

Lesson 61 Windows Mail: Setting Up Your Mail 71

Lesson 62 Windows Mail: Sending and Receiving Email 72

Lesson 63 Windows Calendar: Keeping Your Schedule 73

Lesson 64 Windows Calendar: Multiple Schedules 74

Lesson 65 Working with Windows Contacts 75

Lesson 66 Working with Windows Meeting Space 76

Lesson 67 Internet Explorer 7: Getting Started 78

Lesson 68 Internet Explorer 7: Multiple Tabs 79

Lesson 69 Internet Explorer 7: No Add-Ons 80

Lesson 70 Using Windows Fax and Scan 81

SECTION 8: Miscellaneous Tools and Accessories

Lesson 71 Using the Snipping Tool 82

Lesson 72 Changing Audio Based Upon Device 83

Lesson 73 Using Windows Easy Transfer 84

Lesson 74 Working with the Command Prompt 85

Lesson 75 Exploring Microsoft Paint, Notepad, WordPad, and Calculator 86

SECTION 9: Vista Administration

Lesson 76 An Overview of Computer Management 87

Lesson 77 Local Users and Groups 88

Lesson 78 Working with Task Scheduler 90

Lesson 79 Event Viewer 92

Lesson 80 Device Manager 93

Lesson 81 Services 94

Lesson 82 An Overview of the System Applet 95

Lesson 83 The Windows Experience Index 96

Lesson 84 Changing Your Computer Name and Network 97

Lesson 85 Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop Settings 98

Lesson 86 Using Remote Desktop 99

Lesson 87 System Restore Points 100

Lesson 88 Startup and Recovery Options 101

Lesson 89 Administrative Command-Line Tools 102

Lesson 90 Windows Recovery Advanced Boot Options 103

SECTION 10: Advanced Vista Topics

Lesson 91 What’s New with the Vista Boot Process? 105

Lesson 92 Installing Windows Vista (Step by Step) 107

Lesson 93 Creating Your Own Windows PE Boot Disk 109

Lesson 94 TCP/IP Basics 110

Lesson 95 TCP/IP Configuration 112

Lesson 96 The Memory Diagnostics Tool 113

Lesson 97 UAC and Integrity Levels 114

Lesson 98 ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive Technology 115

Lesson 99 Understanding NTFS Permissions 117

Lesson 100 Working with Multiple Local Group Policy Objects 119

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