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Vista Top 10


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Vista training presentation for Lausanne students and faculty.

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Vista Top 10

  1. 1. Introduction to Microsoft Windows Vista Getting started and looking like a pro
  2. 2. What is Vista? <ul><li>Vista is Microsoft’s newest Windows operating system (OS) that will be taking the place of Windows XP. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The ULTIMATE in Vista <ul><li>Vista Ultimate has a ton of great features which are only available in Ultimate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DVD Maker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HD Movie Maker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language Packs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And more! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Getting Started <ul><li>What happened to the “Start Button”? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are My Documents, My Pictures, and My Music? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I shut this thing down? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tip 1: Aero and Flip 3-D <ul><li>Press the Windows Key + Tab </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to scroll through all open windows with live images/previews </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tip 2: Sidebar and Gadgets <ul><li>Sidebar is the area where the Gadgets are located. </li></ul><ul><li>Gadgets are small tools that can be placed in the sidebar </li></ul><ul><li>All types are available through the Windows Live website. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tip 3: Instant Search <ul><li>Quickly search for programs, documents, pictures, presentations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Found in the “Start” menu and folders. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tip 4 : Snipping Tool <ul><li>Easy and effective way to take quick screen shots – just snap it and paste it. </li></ul><ul><li>Paste into documents, presentations, emails and more! </li></ul><ul><li>Select area using shape selection tool and with the stylus on a tablet. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tip 5: Shortcut Keys <ul><li>Using the Windows Key + (number 1 through 0), launch items in your quick launch more quickly. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tip 6: Power Management <ul><li>Vista manages your battery quite well! </li></ul><ul><li>Manages power differently whether on battery or plugged in. If you run in High Performance, it will drain your battery! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tip 7: Mobility Center <ul><li>Quick access to important functions. Makes it easier to connect to a projector, sync with wireless devices, and turn on presentation settings. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tip 8: Digital Image Suite <ul><li>Not a part of Vista, just part of the Lausanne Image! </li></ul><ul><li>Great for editing and organizing pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>Capture images from the web cam. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Tip 9: Media Tools <ul><li>Ultimate has a great collection of Media Tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo Story 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HD Movie Maker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DVD Maker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Center </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Tip 10: Keeping up-to-date <ul><li>Windows updater will keep you up to date- as long as you don’t ignore it! </li></ul><ul><li>You may have to restart after some updates. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Spring 2008 Student Training Introduction to Microsoft Windows Vista </li></ul>