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June 9, 2010

J. Peter Bruzzese Windows 7 Tips Session at TechEd 2010


J. Peter Bruzzese’s session Windows 7 at Mach 5 just kicked off and it’s a packed house. We’ve got every seat filled, people sitting on the floor in front, standing room only around the exterior of the room and people are even out in the hallway looking in!

The session is all about Windows 7 and the goal is to share 50 — yes 50! — tips and tricks in only 75 minutes!

Peter started out with a fun hack of the Windows Experience Index. It’s controlled by an .xml file that you can edit and give clunky system a perfect rating. If you’re interested in doing this yourself there is a step-by-step guide here:

Peter at TechEd 2010

Here are a few more Windows 7 tips and tricks Peter shared:

  • Ctrl+Shift+Enter to launch a executable with administrative privileges
  • BitLocker To Go
  • Web Slices in Internet Explorer 8
  • Creating Rules with AppLocker
  • Perfmon /report – to get a quick system report
  • Using PowerShell in Windows 7

I’ll work with Peter to put together a quick screen cast of a few of the tips he did during the session for everyone who wasn’t able to join us at TechEd North America 2010 or if you missed the session.

If you’re down at TechEd 2010 stop by the Train Signal booth and meet myself, Peter, Kasia or any of the Train Signal team members.

About the Author

(VP of IT Pro Content) heads up the IT pro curriculum at Pluralsight. He brought his expertise over from TrainSignal, where he spent eight years helping to grow the company into the leader in online IT training. Gary has a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from University of Iowa and brings hands-on experience with computer hardware, networking and administration, as well as a passion for education, to the Pluralsight team. You can follow him on Twitter: @garyeimerman.