Posted By Maura van der Linden
It can be a challenge to learn a new product--or even a new version of a product you’re already familiar with--and the content team for Windows Embedded products is always looking for ways to make that process more streamlined and faster.
In response to customer requests for more end-to-end instructional content, the Windows Embedded Standard 8 help content contains over a dozen lab exercises that are designed to enable you to learn more about Standard 8 as you perform one or more tasks.
These lab exercises are a new addition to our help content and our documentation team worked hard to cover a range of basic and advanced topics. The lab exercises are ordered, so that you have the option of completing more basic exercises before moving on to more advanced ones. If there are dependencies on other lab exercises, those are clearly stated in the prerequisites section.
Each lab exercise includes:
- An explanation of what the lab is designed to teach you;
- An overview of the steps the lab walks you through with short explanations;
- A list of any hardware, software, knowledge or labs that are prerequisites for that lab;
- An instructional walkthrough for each step in the lab;
- A list of related or suggested follow-on labs you might want to complete next.
Some labs also include a diagram or illustration of the lab exercise as well.
These lab exercises are in the Lab Exercises section of the help shipped with Windows Embedded Standard 8 and are also available in the content. See Lab Exercises in Windows Embedded Standard 8 for the online versions.
Though we’re always looking for feedback on our content, these lab exercises are a brand new offering with Standard 8, and feedback on what you think of them--as well as ideas for additional labs--would be especially valuable to the content team as we continue to improve and update our content set. If you take a moment to either use the “Send Feedback” link in the on-disk help topics or the topic rating ability in the online help, and let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you. You can also email me directly to let me know what you think, or what you’d like to see in the future.