We firstly learnt to set video file as desktop background. This can be done by ‘Windows 7 DreamScene Activator’ application. To set a video as wallpaper, first we have to open the application and then click on ‘Enable DreamScene’ option. Then we can set a video file as wallpaper by right-clicking the video and selecting the ‘Set as Desktop Background’ option. We can also choose to play or pause the video by right clicking on the desktop and selecting required option. This feature can be disabled any time by clicking the ‘Disable DreamScene’ option. The limitations of this method are: (i) only Windows Media Video (.wmv)
files can be set as wallpaper and (ii) the sound of the video cannot be played.
The main topic of the discussion was “Career in the field of IT Pro”. Under this topic, we discussed about various technologies and applications which are discussed below.
One of the discussion topics was the difference between Windows Server and Windows 7 Operating Systems. Windows Server is a server side OS where as Windows 7 is a client side OS. In an organization having a number of computers, one of them is made the Server by installing the Windows Server OS which provides facilities to all the other client computers. The server computer has all the necessary applications and facilities and the client computers can access those facilities from the server. The server can share its files with the clients and also send important information. For e.g. in a network of computers, there is only one hardware, say printer. It is linked with the server computer and the server can make it accessible to the other computers in the network. In this way, just a printer will be sufficient for a number of computers. Similarly a server can also provide internet facilities to its clients.
Email server is an application built under Windows Server. It is a Microsoft Windows based SMTP. If you have a PC network, all the PC’s can send and receive email through the server with a single internet dial-up connection. An e-mail server is a computer within your network that works as your virtual post office. An email server usually consists of a storage area where e-mail is stored for local users, a set of user definable rules which determine how the mail server should react to the destination of a specific message, a database of user accounts that the mail server recognizes and will deal with locally, and handle the transfer of messages to and from other mail servers and email clients and also restrict the bandwidth. This provides advanced security for a group of computers in an organization.
There was a light discussion on the topic ‘Business Intelligence’.Business Intelligence (BI) is a broad category of computer software solutions that enables a company or organization to gain insight into its critical operations through reporting applications and analysis tools. BI applications may include a variety of components such as tabular reports, spreadsheets, charts, and dashboards.
We also learnt a concept of Database Management System. It is a collection of data in an organized form. It helps to store large number of data for different categories, for e.g. the marks of students of the whole school in all subjects along with the total and percentage, grouped according to their class. Database is organized in such a way that it can be easily accessed, managed and updated.
Report Prepared By: Midusha Shrestha