Part 1 of 4 in the Windows 8 Managing and Maintaining (70-688) series. This course covers all the essential information needed to understand and operate Microsoft Windows 8. In addition to covering all objectives of the 70-688 exam, this course covers basics such as installing Windows 8, the new Search Charm, and Live Tiles, to advanced features such as Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, BitLocker, and Storage Spaces. Aside from a strong background in IT, no pre-requisite knowledge or experience is required. Whether it's passing the 70-688 exam or implementing Windows 8 into your organization, this is the course for you.
Introduction to Windows 8 Managing and Maintaining (70-688) Hello I'm John O'Neill Sr. from TrainSignal and this is the Microsoft Windows 8 Managing and Maintaining course. In this course we will take a journey together through all the new features and ins and outs that make Windows 8 Microsoft's latest and greatest desktop operating system. Along the way we will cover 100% of the objectives necessary for you to sit for and pass the 70-688 exam. Along with the 70-687 exam, this will certify you as an MCSA in Microsoft Windows 8.
Planning for Windows 8 Installation Hello this is John O'Neill Sr. for TrainSignal again and today we're going to take a look at what it actually takes to get Windows 8 up and running. We'll discuss everything from minimum hardware requirements to various upgrade options and what things you can keep depending on the operating system you're operating from or the version of Windows 8 that you're going to. We'll also discuss the difference between an upgrade and a migration scenario. And finally, we'll take a look at the easier than ever multi-boot options found in Windows 8. Well, let's get going.
User State Migration Toolkit Hello everyone. This is John O'Neill Sr. back with you again as we continue getting ready to successfully pass the Microsoft 70-688 exam. And today we are going to be taking a look at something that is very important, and that is preserving user information as we move from an older operating system to Windows 8. We are going to be focusing on using the tools in the User State Migration Toolkit from Microsoft. So, let's get going.
Handling Application Compatibility Hello there. This is John O'Neill Sr. again and today we're going to be taking a look at handling application compatibility in Windows 8 primarily using what's known as the Application Compatibility Toolkit or ACT. So what is the ACT? As I mentioned, it's an acronym for Application Compatibility Toolkit, but more than that it's a tool that allows us to avoid costly user downtime within our organizations. It does this by checking your applications, your Legacy software, to make sure that it's compatible with the latest version of Windows, Windows 8. It goes beyond just testing for compatibility, it actually helps you make those applications compatible when you need to.
Application Compatibility Through Virtualization Hello, this is John O'Neill Sr. from TrainSignal, and in this lesson we are going to be taking a look at some advanced ways to handle application compatibility. We've already discussed a tool called the Application Compatibility Toolkit, and in addition, in another lesson, we've discussed virtualization. Well, now we're going to kind of put the two together and look at using virtualization to handle application compatibility. Well, let's get to it.