We’re eager to announce that Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition (ISBN 9780735656925, 1360 Pages), by Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, and Craig Stinson, has shipped to the printer. This book will be available for purchase in mid-July.
Written by the authors of the immensely popular Windows 7 Inside Out, this Deluxe Edition is updated with 300+ pages of information for working with Windows 7. This comprehensive reference to Windows 7 packs hundreds of solutions in a supremely organized, fast-answer format. PLUS—a companion CD with tools, eBooks, Windows PowerShell scripts, and more.
Here we list the Contents and provide a bit of text from the Introduction.
Part 1: Getting Started Chapter 1 What’s New in Windows 7 Chapter 2 Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Chapter 3 Obtaining Help and Support Chapter 4 Personalizing Windows 7 Chapter 5 Adding, Removing, and Managing Programs Chapter 6 Using Internet Explorer Chapter 7 Internet Explorer Compatibility, Security, and Privacy Chapter 8 Adding Windows Live Programs and Services
Part 2: File Management Chapter 9 Organizing Files and Information Chapter 10 Using Windows Search Chapter 11 Advanced File Management Chapter 12 Backup, Restore, and Recovery
Part 3: Digital Media Chapter 13 Playing and Organizing Digital Media Files Chapter 14 Sharing and Syncing Digital Media Chapter 15 Using Windows Media Center Chapter 16 Digital Media for Enthusiasts
Part 4: Security and Networking Chapter 17 Security Essentials Chapter 18 Managing User Accounts, Passwords, and Logons Chapter 19 Setting Up a Small Office or Home Network Chapter 20 Sharing and Managing Network Resources Chapter 21 Advanced Windows Networking Chapter 22 Fixing and Tweaking Your Network Part 5: Tuning, Tweaking, and Troubleshooting Chapter 23 Tuning Up and Monitoring Performance Chapter 24 Performing Routine Maintenance Chapter 25 Using Advanced System Management Tools Chapter 26 Deployment and Migration Chapter 27 Automating Windows 7 Chapter 28 Troubleshooting Windows Errors and Crashes
Part 6: Windows 7 and PC Hardware Chapter 29 Setting Up and Configuring Hardware Chapter 30 Managing Disks and Drives Chapter 31 Using Pen, Touch, and Voice Input
Appendixes Appendix A Windows 7 Editions at a Glance Appendix B Working with the Command Prompt Appendix C Fixes Included in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Appendix D Windows 7 Certifications Appendix E Some Useful Accessory Programs
By some measures, Windows 7 sets a new standard for usability. It needs less out-of-the-box tweaking and troubleshooting than any Windows version we’ve ever used. The arrangement of folders and fi les in Windows Explorer, basic system security, User Account Control settings, and numerous other default configuration options are well thought out. Adding a new hardware device typically requires nothing more than just plugging it in, and setting up a network no longer entails invoking supernatural help.
Despite all that—or perhaps because of it—we have plenty of good stuff to share with you in this edition of Windows 7 Inside Out. The good news: we don’t need to spend a lot of ink on Windows 7 features that work as expected. That allows us to concentrate on the many capabilities and features that are buried just beneath the surface. We cover the handful of essential tasks—backing up your computer, for example—that aren’t configured automatically. We’ve also brought together countless shortcuts, tips, and tricks to help you perform tasks more quickly and with less aggravation.
This Deluxe Edition adds several chapters not included in the original edition, giving us the space to dive deeper into media applications, networking, scripting, and deployment of Windows throughout a small organization. Perhaps more important, spread throughout this edition are additional tips and explanations based on many, many hours of poking, probing, and studying Windows 7 in the two years since its release. This book also covers the latest changes to the operating system, notably Service Pack 1, as well as a new version of Internet Explorer and an impressively updated collection of programs in Windows Live Essentials 2011.
This book offers a well-rounded look at the features most people use in Windows. It serves as an excellent reference for anyone who wants a better understanding of how Windows 7 works. If you’re a Windows expert in training, or if your day job involves IT responsibilities, or if you’re the designated computer specialist managing computers and networks in a home or small business, you’ll discover many sections we wrote just for you. And if you consider yourself a Windows enthusiast, well, we hope you’ll fi nd enough fun and interesting tidbits to keep you interested—because, after all, we’re unabashed enthusiasts ourselves.
This book, like others in the Inside Out series, is designed for readers who have some experience with the subject. It touches only briefly on some of the basic topics that you’ll find covered in more detail elsewhere (for those, we recommend other Microsoft Press titles, such as Windows 7 Step by Step or Windows 7 Plain & Simple).
Whether your experience comes from Windows 7 or an earlier version, we expect that you are comfortable finding your way around the desktop, browsing folders with Windows Explorer, launching programs, using copy and paste operations, and finding information in a web browser. We don’t assume that you’re a hardware tinkerer, a hacker, a hardcore gamer, or a code jockey.
Part 1, “Getting Started,” describes your initial Windows experiences: installing and configuring Windows, working with programs, adding Windows Live Essentials, personalizing Windows to your needs, and using Internet Explorer.
Part 2, “File Management,” explains how to organize your folders and fi les, how to find those fi les when you need them, and how to back them up to ensure that they’re always available. It also covers the ins and outs of Windows search technologies.
Part 3, “Digital Media,” explores the rich media features of Windows 7, including playing, sharing, and syncing media. This edition includes expanded coverage of Windows Media Center and other Microsoft media products, such as the Xbox 360 and the elegant, powerful Zune software.
Part 4, “Security and Networking,” explains how to set up a network so that you can share fi les, printers, Internet connections, and other resources among all your computers—and how to properly implement security measures so that you can do so safely.
Part 5, “Tuning, Tweaking, and Troubleshooting,” covers routine maintenance tasks and explores tools and techniques for measuring and improving your computer’s performance. Other topics include Windows PowerShell scripting, troubleshooting methods, and deployment of Windows to multiple computers.
Part 6, “Windows 7 and PC Hardware,” looks at details of the devices on which Windows runs, including setup and configuration, management of hard disk drives, and use of input methods other than the keyboard and mouse (namely, pen, touch, and speech).
Part 7 comprises a handful of appendixes that provide reference information, including concise looks at the differences among Windows 7 editions, changes wrought by Service Pack 1, and accessory programs that are part of Windows.
Your Inside Out CD includes the following:
● Complete eBook Enjoy the entire electronic version of this title. ● Resources Reference white papers, user assistance, and product support to help you use and troubleshoot the features of Windows 7. ● Product Information Explore the features and capabilities of Windows 7 and learn how other Microsoft products and technologies can help you at work and at home. ● Tools Link to tools for PowerShell, application compatibility, IEAK, WAIK, and Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. ● Sample Scripts Discover more than 80 Windows PowerShell scripts you can customize and use to configure and manage computers running Windows 7.
Do you think that someone who has read the Windows 7 Resource Kit should read this book too? If yes, why?
this is very nice book