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May 6 2009   1:52PM GMT

Bite Into These Free Windows 7 “Learning Snacks”

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

As I cruised through the MS Learning site this mornign, I noticed a promo teaser for Windows 7 training. Clicking on their “You be the expert” link, I found myself on a page that included a heading that reads “Free Learning Snacks around key Windows 7 capabilities.” Essentially, these are animated learning modules built around Microsoft Silverlight, through a program somewhat humorously entitled “Silverlight Snack Player.”  This includes nice animations of concepts and processes with a professional voiceover that goes PowerPoint one more by linking on screen image/animation changes directly to the timing and coverage of the voice-over material. Pretty neat stuff, and only seldom do these materials descend into pure marketing drivel. Most of these modules run between five and six minutes in length, so none is terribly time-consuming.

The following topics are currently available for your snacking pleasure:

Windows 7 New Features
Windows 7 for IT Pros: Troubleshooting Platform in Windows 7
Windows 7 for IT Pros: Using the DISM tool for Servicing Windows 7 Images
Windows 7 for IT Pros: Implementing UAC in Windows 7
Windows 7: Desktop Experience in Windows 7
Windows 7: Introducing BitLocker and AppLocker in Windows 7
Windows 7: Setting up a Home Network

For those interested in digging into a bit of interesting Windows 7 information, one or more of these things might be just the thing to help you sate your appetite. You should find them at least mildly diverting, and perhaps even useful.

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