When you right click a file or folder on your Windows 7 computer there are several menus available, one of them is the “sendto” menu. This allows you to easily send that file or folder to that program or folder. One important option that is missing in this menu is the notepad program. In this video I demonstrate how to add new items to the sendto menu or specifically the notepad program in the example. You can use it for almost anything a program, network drive even an FTP server.
It seems as though basic system information is often needed but not always easy to get. This video demonstrates how to use the BGinfo program by Sysinternals to display important information on the desktop background of your windows PC. The first couple of minutes show how to edit and use the program then a demonstration showing how to add it to a login script follows that for network admin types.
Here is a screenshot example of the output on one of our test machines:
If you’ve followed me for a while you probably now I am sort of a throw everything at the wall and see what sticks kind of guy when it comes to web 2.0 and social media. I’ve tried all kinds of different services, honestly I’ve lost track. I only stick to the ones that seem worth continuing. One of my long term commitments has been YouTube.
One of the really nice things about Youtube is the Insights module, you can really see a lot of information including:
- Total views of all of your videos
- Date ranges of views
- Where geographically your videos are most popular
- Which videos are getting the line share of views
- How long your videos keep peoples attention
- A nice “at a glance” graph of recent days views
- Demographics of your viewers
- Where your viewers discover your videos
- Engagement or which videos are most commented on
- Subscription figures
That is a long list and it’s not even complete, for purposes of this article I am going to focus on demographics. Specifically Joesgonesocial needs women. What? Just look:
Come on ladies, can you help me out here? Joking aside it makes sense. My most popular posts are about Windows 7 and Android apps:
This is not to say that women don’t like those things, but I think in general they are more guy friendly. In my defense I have seen the female % go as high as 38% a few times, this number was so low that it compelled me to blog about it and grovel a bit. I am hoping with some of my female readers help I can turn that sinking ship around, what do you say ladies?
Here is a screen cast I recorded on Insights while putting this article together.
Microsoft has created a new Application Compatibility List for Windows 7. While they state it is for IT professionals anyone can access it via their website. If you are unsure if applications you need will work (use this link to learn about how to make anything compatible if it is not on the list below) with Windows 7 this is a great place to start:
It has been a long time since we’ve recommended an initial release of a Microsoft Operating system for business use but we’ve reached that plateau again with Windows 7. We are encouraging our clients to implement Windows 7 when replacing existing systems. There are of course always exceptions to this recommendation, the most important being resource intensive older software applications such as design and cad software. They need to be evaluated for compatibility prior to making the shift. Your basic business machine will happily function with 7, and worse case you can offer reliable compatibility through the Windows XP Compatibility Mode.
If you are considering upgrading existing machines to Windows 7 or purchasing a new computer with Windows 7 installed feel free to contact us for an honest, experienced opinion on what you might want to consider in the process. You don’t have to be a customer or become one, but we’re pretty confident that once you get to know us you will want to be one.