I’m really delighted to be able to announce that this morning five of my Windows 7 troubleshooting tutorial videos went live on the official Microsoft support website at support.microsoft.com.
The videos, which are about three minutes each cover the subjects Using the Automated Troubleshooters, Repairing Corrupt Boot Files, Using the System File Checker, Using the Windows Event Viewer and the ever-popular Using Windows Startup Repair which has already had over 4,500 views since going live on YouTube a few months ago.
As you can see from the screenshot below they’ve also been given a very prominent position, listed third in the list of sixteen help and support subject areas.
Personally I’m delighted with what Microsoft have done to showcase them. Microsoft do occasionally showcase help and support content from MVPs but this will be the first video content on the Microsoft help and support site. I will also in the future be providing more content for the site covering products including Windows 7, Windows 8 and Microsoft Office.
You may also remember that a little while ago Microsoft Press released for free on YouTube a series of videos I had made accompany their Windows 7 and Word 2010 Step by Step books. The videos are full tutorials to the products and run to more than 10 hours. I can also announce that discussions are in an advanced stage for Microsoft to also host these videos on their support website. IN addition to these I also made tutorial video series for PowerPoint 2010 and HTML5. I can certainly see the latter being popular, while any tutorials that can help teach people how not to bore their co-workers to death with PowerPoint has got to be welcomed 🙂
In other news! I can also now announce that my next eBook will be released by US publisher Fair Trade Digital Exchange (FTDX) in November (if I ever finish writing it!). Need2Know Office 365 Security for Small Business will look at all aspects of running a safe and secure business environment using Microsoft’s new cloud-based server and productivity package. As well as looking at Office 365 itself, the book will also look holistically at every aspect of your business computing security from your domain hosting and broadband connection, to your storage solutions, PCs, laptops and smartphones and also your attitudes to mobile working and workers using their own IT hardware.
Finally the big announcement! As if all this wasn’t enough for one day there is one final announcement, but I can’t officially say anything for another month or so. All I can officially do is make a statement and show you a picture. Though it shouldn’t be at all difficult to piece together the clues.
The statement… “I will definitely NOT be writing a Windows 8 Power Users Guide as a follow on to my similar guide to Windows 7”
And the image… …have you guessed yet? 😉