Just to show how seriously Microsoft takes us here at Everything-Microsoft.com (and our sister sites), they have selected five of my Windows 7 Troubleshooting videos to appear on the official Microsoft support website at support.microsoft.com. The videos were made to promote my Microsoft Press book, Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out late last year and are the only Windows 7 video content currently on the site.
Microsoft have given them a prominent position, listing them third out of the 16 help sections for Windows 7 help and support, and personally I think they’ve done a fabulous job in the way they’re presented. Microsoft does occasionally feature help and support content from MVPs but I am delighted that they invited me to submit my videos. I will also be making new videos them into the future to include Windows 7 and Windows 8 among other subjects, which could yet include Windows Phone and, as you’ll read below, Office 2010 and Office 15 (when it is released next year or during 2013)
The videos 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 back. These videos differ slightly from the YouTube versions in that they don’t include the music that accompanied them originally, this is due to licensing constraints.
But the news doesn’t just end there! There are advanced negotiations currently underway between Microsoft and my publisher to host the Step by Step tutorial videos I made, and that have now been released for free on YouTube on the Microsoft support site as well. These videos include Windows 7 and Word 2010 but also includes the as yet unreleased PowerPoint 2010 and HTML5, and any tutorial that helps teach people how to use PowerPoint responsibly has got to be good thing 😉 There’s over ten hours of free tutorial videos for Windows 7 and Word 2010 alone.
And there’s more! My next eBook has been confirmed will be released in November by US publisher Fair Trade Digital Exchange (FTDX). Need2Know Office 365 Security for Small Business will be around 100 pages and retail for around $5 (to be confirmed). There’s no cover artwork as yet (and to be honest I have to crack on with writing it!) but I’ll share this with you in a couple of weeks. The ebook will cover all aspects of maintaining good security, not just within Office 365, but it will also look holistically at every aspect of your computing infrastructure, covering everything from your web hosting and broadband connection to your PCs, laptops, smartphones and your approach to mobile working.
Then by November will come the big announcement! For now all I can do is tease you with a statement and a picture and let you figure it out for yourselves; which shouldn’t be that difficult.
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…