TechRepublic (may require a login) has an interesting list of 10 cool tools in Windows 7. The problem step recorder might be particularly helpful for supporting users. Here is the PDF and here is the URL – http://i.techrepublic.com.com/downloads/dl_10_win7_tools.pdf
Well, within Windows 7 this is available without purchasing software (Nero and Roxio are both good products I’ve purchased in the past). I find this to be of substantial value.
This WindowsTeamBlog article Burn ISO Images Natively in Windows 7 explains it nicely and has some helpful screen shots.
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The R programming language is an open source project compatible with Unix, Windows and other operating systems. The R Project Website includes the software, manuals and FAQs. I see it is increasingly used in higher education and research. With the SPSS folks hiking their licensing fees I expect it will gain even more popularity.
In our quest for deploying Windows 7, one of the challenges in my department will be retaining compatibility with legacy applications. We intentionally skipped Windows Vista and are running Windows XP almost exclusively. This article from WindowsNetworking.com describes Windows XP Mode for Windows 7.
What tools and resources do you use for professional development? (comments, please)
I have had numerous occasions recently to answer the question, and I always include the Manager Tools podcast among the top 3.
By the way, I work at Emory University School of Medicine.
From the The Engineering Windows 7 Blog – “Today marks an important milestone in the Windows 7 project. The Windows 7 team is proud to share with you that a short while ago we have started to release Windows 7 to PC OEM and manufacturing partners. This means our next major milestone will be the availability of PCs loaded with Windows 7 and store shelves stocked with Windows 7 on October 22, 2009.”
I routinely recommend Lynda.com to colleagues and friends. Today I went through about half of their course on Windows 7 RC. The individual that produced this is David Rivers and he seems to be a really top-notch trainer, I was impressed with the density of information and how smooth he presents it.