Marin County Free Library — Technical Services

  Marin County Technology Users Group  
   May 14, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

South Novato Library

  1. Updates
    1. Stinson Beach to add an Express Lane Self Check!
    2. SGV to close 6/25
    3. Reminder, IE 6.0 should be replaced where it's found.
    4. Office 2007 should be everywhere (report exceptions)
    5. Show and tell: blown capacitors on PC parts
    6. Eco Font (Sprang Eco Sans), uses up to 20% less ink when printing, from Ecofont.Nl (from Nancy Davis)
    7. Reminder on how to go about Installing New Fonts on Your PC

  2. Topics

    1. Windows 7 demo
      • Final release 4Q 2009?
      • Better discovery of printers and other devices
      • Different file structure from XP (user files in C:\users)
      • Random Feature: Math Input (demo)
      • It's stable, very few crashes in our limited testing
    2. Outlook and e-mail issues
      • OWA now works with Vista
      • PST files can't go over 2 GB
      • County IST trying to get people to keep mailboxes less full
    3. Remote Desktop Connection
      • Using Remote Desktop Connection in Windows
      • Ask Tech Support to set this up for you if you're interested
      • Good passwords (i.e. not metaphor) are preferred, but we'll look at what works best in each place
      • RDC can get very confusing, especially if you walk away from a circ or ref PC and leave your backroom PC logged in. Be sure to close or minimize RDC sessions when you walk away from them.
    4. Training and informational issues raised:

      Tech Support Info Home
      Created May 13, 2009 dtm