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More MS Windows 7 workshops in October and November

UCOP is migrating to Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and Office 2010, a move that will be complete by early next year, and new PC training workshops are available to prepare you for the transition.

UCOP Learning and Development is offering two more days of hands-on workshops in Windows 7 that will orient you to its core features and functions, including using the Start menu, resizing windows, creating and managing files and folders, and searching for content. Classes are offered as follows, all in Franklin 7107 PC training room:

  • Thursday, Oct. 23: Two sessions at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12: Two sessions at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

Course content includes:

  • Browse the Web with Internet Explorer 10
  • Position the taskbar
  • Add sites to your favorites
  • Add RSS feeds
  • Configure user accounts
  • Work with devices and printers
  • Manage and protect important files
  • Maintain and restore computers
  • Troubleshoot applications
  • Share and access network resources
  • Configure power-saving plans and security settings

Software training in all Microsoft Office products — including Access, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint, MS Publisher, SharePoint, Visio and Word — is now offered in 2010 versions. To enroll in any of these classes, log into the UCOP Learning Center using your UCOP login and password; search for the class by name, then choose the section you prefer, register and submit.

The Windows 7/Office 2010 migration is related to OP’s move toward Anytime/Anywhere Access, which will allow you to get to your files and other data from almost any location and any device, as long as you’re connected to the network. Information Technology Services is creating a detailed schedule for migrating PC users, by department, to the new software and Anytime/Anywhere Access by February 2015. Look for more details in an upcoming issue of Link.

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