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Plug in to unplug

Information overload is real, and it’s important to #unplug for creativity and sanity. We also realize most people don’t always have the luxury of doing so, and that includes most of us at Microsoft. One of our dev teams even built an internal app, called Focus Time, to shut off electronic distractions. The app, which was downloaded internally thousands of times, switches Outlook to offline mode and sets Lync to “Do Not…

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Office is a life skill for graduates on the job hunt

A recent survey caught our attention this week, revealing that 83% of millenials say technology makes it easier to get a job. We couldn’t agree more. Computer skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office in particular, are fundamentals most employers expect. With this in mind, we wanted to share resources that will help the class of 2013–and beyond–brush up on Office skills and stand out from the crowd.

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Data-linked diagrams: Linking data from an external data source

Visually displaying always up-to-date information on clearly laid out diagrams helps to communicate information effectively. In this post, we will see how to connect data from external sources to a diagram. Associating data with shapes on a diagram does not require any code. Learn how to use the simple wizard which guides you through linking your data source to your diagram.