As for the second, there are many fine tutorials to be found in the stickied topics at the top of this forum. I started with this classic: http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/solid-state-drive-ssd-tweaks-for-windows-7/552.html
The only problem with this one is that it would take you a week to read all the referenced material: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270102-32-useful-articles-part
Depending on the size of your SSD and the volume of apps you install, you may need to look into how to install some apps / games on the storage HDD. Of course, an SSD big enough for all your installations is preferred.