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Join us every Tuesday for free webinars about how to use Office programs. You can watch the Office 15-Minute Webinars live; or view them later by clicking the links below. They run 9:15 am-9:30 am Pacific time on Tuesdays with a live Q&A session to follow. We'll add links to previous recordings below as they become available. You can also download a calendar reminder for the series (good through June, 2014).
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Title/Link to Reference Materials & Recordings
Our first webinar of 2014
Topic to be announced, leave a comment below about what you would like to learn.
No webinars for the holidays.
Cool tools for your computer
Top 10 tips of 2013
We'll look at all of our webinars of 2013 and pick out the best, speediest, coolest, and most worthwhile tips for you.
The big update for the OneNote Windows Store App
For touch devices, the Windows Store App for Windows 8 has some great new features including capturing (and searching) pictures and whiteboard captures.
Excel Web App
The latest features of the Excel Web App
See how to work with others at the same time using the Excel Web App, plus see the most recent features.
Word Web App
What's new with the Word Web App
OneNote for (holiday) planning
How OneNote can be used to keep track of those lists you are checking twice, a big project, or even tag To Do's in Outlook.
Intro to Access 2013
If you've never used Access before, this webinar will get you up and running in just 15 minutes.
Office 365 for non-profit organizations
Office 365 is now available as a donation to qualified nonprofits. Find out what you can get and how.
Tips for college papers
We'll give you some ace tips for completing that term paper, including formatting and references.
Using animation in PowerPoint (without being dorky)
Animations can help drive a point home, but if you're not careful, they also can seem so silly your audience will feel like 6-year-olds.
Some simple reminders you can do at your computer to make sure things like wrists, backs, and eyes stay comfortable, plus some hardware to help.
Project: Tracking work in Project
After you've created your tasks and work estimates, it's time to set a baseline before the project gets rolling.
Office Mobile for Android
Learn how Office 365 subscribers can work with Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents with their Android phones.
Using Presenter View in PowerPoint
How you can skip slides, use a pointer, and see your notes privately while presenting.
How big business gets Office 365 up and running
We've put together the information medium to large companies need to roll out Office 365 to their employees.
Create a timeline in Project
Let's do some organizing before the Project officially kicks off. We’ll cover milestones, subtasks, and timelines.
Running meetings and webinars with Lync
How Lync 2013 works in meetings including white boards and polls. Plus a look behind-the-scenes look of how we do a webinar on Lync.
Why use Styles in Word
The benefits include moving large sections, changing looks instantly, and building a table of contents.
Waterfall of Office tips & shortcuts
Get ready to be bowled over by a huge flood of awesome tips and tricks that'll save you gobs of time.
New ways to manage your family calendar
Use Outlook to manage your family's birthdays, soccer games, and social events. Different colors for different people. View by week, or by month.
Office Web Apps/SkyDrive
Working with Office Web Apps
The latest features plus a review of how to get started with the free browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
OneNote, Office Web Apps
Back to School with Office Web Apps and OneNote
Get your OneNote shipshape for the upcoming year, how to work on the dreaded team project, plus discounts for students & teachers.
Office Mobile for iPhone
Learn how to access, view and edit your Office documents with this new app for iPhone users.
Assigning resources in Project
We covered the basics last time. Now let's go deeper into adding resources and tracking progress.
Travel with OneNote
As summer heats up, will show you how to track you plans in OneNote, including a free download. Plus we'll with chat with travel blogger Kristin Luna from Camels & Chocolate and answer your travel questions.
Get started with Project
We'll demo the basics of Microsoft Project so that you can get a project done on time, on budget, and hopefully stress free too.
Simplifying Your Excel Data
Conditional formatting, Quick Analysis feature & making better charts for presentations
Special: Organizing and Sharing with OneNote (at MVA)
This two-hour special is online at the Microsoft Virtual Academy and requires free registration at their site. This fast-pace course is designed for technology professionals looking to use OneNote more. Video also available at Channel 9.
Office 365 Education and SkyDrive Pro
Business and educators using Office365 can access and sync documents. Also learn of the free version of Office 365 for educators.
SkyDrive desktop app: Easily move your stuff to the cloud
SkyDrive is not just for the web browser. You can also download a handy desktop app that appears right alongside your computer’s files and folders.
5 top Office training courses + tips from an Office trainer
We'll show you the most successful training courses available for free at Office.com. Also professional trainer Vickie Sokel Evans will share her favorite tips.
A beginner's guide to SharePoint
Store documents, create team sites, and learn the ropes of an Office 365 SharePoint site for business.
Office 365 Home Premium
Your questions on Office 365 answered
We've been collecting your questions and comments about the new Office that you have left us at Office.com. We'll dig through the top items including installing Office on multiple devices.
Get Started with Visio
Creating top notch diagrams is easy, that is, when you've got a grasp on the fundamentals of Visio shapes. We'll cover those, plus we'll show you some tips and tricks for working with shapes.
Office Web Apps
Getting things done with the Office Web Apps
Anyone can use these free online companions to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & OneNote. You might be surprised by all the features, plus show off some of the new ones.
Sharing with OneNote
OneNote can quickly capture your notes and ideas. Here's a few ways you can share your notebooks, even on mobile devices and iPads.
Windows 8 + Office
Working with Office on Windows 8
We'll go over some shortcuts and new ways to deal with your Office documents on Windows 8.
PowerPoint & Visio
Org charts in PowerPoint and Visio
A staple of business--the org chart--can be done in Office. We'll even show you the advantages of using Visio.
Sharing calendars into Outlook
Want to place your calendar next to your work one? We'll show you how and import other calendars into Outlook.
Freeze and lock Excel panes
Working with a huge spreadsheet? We can show ways to master all that real estate.
Office 365 Small Business
What is Office 365 Small Business Premium?
On February 27 Office 365 for small and large businesses goes on sale. We'll show you the advantages of buying (or trying) it and some of the new features.
What you need to know about PowerPoint Slide Masters
We'll show you the value of creating a Slide Master when making a PowerPoint deck.
Tips from Microsoft MVPs
MVPs are independent third-party professionals that Microsoft recognizes for their exceptional achievements. We will get their tips for Office and Windows.
MVP Special: Favorite new features
A Monday afternoon special from the MVP Conference in Redmond. We'll be presenting a regular webinar on favorite features in the new version of Office.
Setting Margins in Word
Get that Word doc looking the way you want with different size margins and other formatting advice.
Word & Publisher
Creating Business Cards
Need a business card quickly? We'll show you how to make one in Word--plus offer ways to make them more vital. Also: why you should try creating in Publisher.
Get to know the new Office
The features and benefits of subscribing to Office 365 Home Premium you'll want to know about.
Using sounds in PowerPoint
Adding sounds to a presentation can and impact or becoming annoying. We'll show you how to tastefully add sounds including how to trigger them with animations.
Word, PowerPoint & Outlook
Working with Photos in Office
Insert and adjust photos, remove background, enlarge pictures and wrap around text. Plus a new tool in PowerPoint 2013.
Spell Check and Proofing a doc
We’ll dive into the tools in Word to polish your document spit-spot. We'll show how to change AutoCorrect and Proofing options.
Reviewing and copyediting in Word
How to work with the Review tab in Word, including Track Changes. Plus, a look at the upgrades in Word 2013.
NEW! Download free Apps: Windows 8 App and the Windows Phone 8 App.
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Guys please come & join to know more...
Love this kind of stuff. I'll be there.
How often are the previous webinars uploaded to view as a video? The one for April 23rd is still not loaded.
Usually later in the week of the webinar. But we had a backup in production, so it's taking a bit longer. Probably up early next week.
Okay thank you. Very much enjoy watching these webinars, which are certainly very informative and enjoyable to watch.
Not sure where else to post this, but I recently started having issues joining these weekly meetings. I'm getting the error message "reference error ID 403 (source ID 239)." I've had no problem joining these meetings up till several weeks ago. No idea what happened. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Perfect place to ask the question, David. I'm sending it to the Lync folks and let you know here if I get an answer.--Doug
Have you heard anything back? I don't mind watching these blogs once they are recorded, but I do enjoy them live as well. Keep me posted, thanks.
Although you would think it should be easy to do, it's not. If you've been a long time Outlook user, you have a lot calendar entries, contacts and tasks. I have now upgraded to Windows 8 Pro, Office 365 Home Premium, and have a Windows Phone 8. I use Oultook and OneNote extensively. Syncing OneNote to SkyDrive was relatively painless and has worked flawlessly across all platforms. But migrating my Outlook 2013 calendar, contacts and tasks to Outlook.com to eventually sync to my Windows Phone 8 has continued to fail. Documented methods such as "copy and paste", "copy folder" and "save calendar / import ics file" have all failed. "Copy and Paste" within Outlook moves over the calendar entries from the PST calendar to the OST calendar and looks good in Outlook 2013, but doesn't sync up to Outlook.com. Same for "copy folder" within Outlook 2013. Using the "Save Calendar" function in Outlook 2013 creates an ICS file which can be imported into Outlook.com, but fails for a very large file (more than 2000 calendar entries). Can you show us how to bring Outlook 2013 data into the cloud. It would be nice to also learn how to move over the junk file safe and blocked senders lists, signatures, rules, and categories with their colors to the OST file from the PST file without having to recreate them manually..
Here's some thoughts from our Outlook writer. You can look up articles at office.com
The general idea is to transfer a calendar to a Microsoft account (such as Outlook.com), and then sync it from your Microsoft account to your phone. There’s a somewhat convoluted procedure here. Or I would start with the article Share an Outlook calendar on Outlook.com and follow the steps in the Import your Outlook calendar into Outlook.com section. Add the outlook.com calendar to desktop Outlook to see any appointments created on the phone.
In my own case, once I’d added my Outlook.com account to my desktop Outlook, I was able to just copy my contacts in the Folders view (... > Folders) from my Outlook Contacts folder to my Outlook.com Contacts folder. Here’s the office.com article that describes it. Note that contact groups (what we used to call distribution lists) won’t sync to Outlook.com.
Junk Mail Junk mail lists (both Safe Senders and Blocked Senders) are portable, too. First export the lists you want from the OST, and then import them into the PST.
No direct method, but the easy workaround is to copy and paste a signature from an old sent message into a new signature in Outlook 2013.
I need help please. I need to insert tables from other docs but am unable to move the tables around once inserted onto doc. I don't have the small square with star shape to click on to enable me to drag the table around....any help appreciated.
We noticed an update occurred for the Lync Web App last week. Trying running it again, perhaps the upgrade will fix the problem.
I don't know offhand, but you can ask your question to the experts at answers.microsoft.com/.../office. --Doug
Could you please upload the webinar that was held on Sept. 3rd regarding Project 2013?? I missed out on that one...
A webinar on section breaks in Word - the differences between Break next page, continuous, making changes from one to two column text and back and keeping the footer formatting between sections consistent.