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  • 20 Best PowerPoint Presentations That You Can’t Miss

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    Clemence Lepers
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:24 am
    Are you looking for the best PowerPoint presentations to inspire you? You know, the ones that’ll get your creative juices flowing and break out of your comfort zone. I searched high and low to provide you with a stellar, rock-solid list of the best PowerPoint presentations. These decks have been selected according to three key criteria: Clarity: presentations must be clearly structured, easy to get through and understandable Quality: Slideshare is loaded with beautifully-designed decks that fail in providing users useful content. When I searched for the best presentations out there, I…
  • 12 days of Mixes–day 9

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    Office 365 Team
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Next up in our 12 days of Mixes series, we recognize techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic. Today’s mix: Carmine Gallo, “Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 9 appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • 10 great Office timesavers

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    Office 365 Team
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Microsoft Office 15-Minute Webinar team delivered a webinar-style talk on “10 great Office timesavers,” at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square. 10 Office timesaver tips Quick shortcut to undo, redo and repeat Undo, redo or repeat an action The Format Painter Copy formatting using the Format Painter Search in Windows 8.1 Find and start Office applications in Windows 8.1 Our full webinar on using Windows 8.1 with Office New keyboard shortcuts and the master list Learn the simple Windows 8.1 shortcut keys Turn off email notifications Turn on or off new message alert pop-up window…
  • 10 great Office timesavers

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    Office 365 Team
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Microsoft Office 15-Minute Webinar team delivered a webinar-style talk on “10 great Office timesavers,” at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square. 10 Office timesaver tips Quick shortcut to undo, redo and repeat Undo, redo or repeat an action The Format Painter Copy formatting using the Format Painter Search in Windows 8.1 Find and start Office applications in Windows 8.1 Our full webinar on using Windows 8.1 with Office New keyboard shortcuts and the master list Learn the simple Windows 8.1 shortcut keys Turn off email notifications Turn on or off new message alert pop-up window…
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    22 Dec 2014 | 9:18 am
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  • 10 great Office timesavers

    Office 365 Team
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Microsoft Office 15-Minute Webinar team delivered a webinar-style talk on “10 great Office timesavers,” at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square. 10 Office timesaver tips Quick shortcut to undo, redo and repeat Undo, redo or repeat an action The Format Painter Copy formatting using the Format Painter Search in Windows 8.1 Find and start Office applications in Windows 8.1 Our full webinar on using Windows 8.1 with Office New keyboard shortcuts and the master list Learn the simple Windows 8.1 shortcut keys Turn off email notifications Turn on or off new message alert pop-up window…
  • 12 days of Mixes–day 11

    Office 365 Team
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    As we near the completion of the 12 days of Mixes series, we’re treated to an inside look and reading of “The Rosie Project,” the story of a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. Today’s mix: Graeme Simsion, “The Rosie Project.” Watch now, share and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 11 appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • 12 days of Mixes–day 10  

    Office 365 Team
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Traveling along in our 12 days of Mixes series, we’re presented with a step-by-step guide to help us assess our unique strengths, develop a compelling personal brand, and ensure that others recognize the powerful contribution we can make. Today’s mix: Dorie Clark, “Reinventing You.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 10   appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • 12 days of Mixes–day 9

    Office 365 Team
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Next up in our 12 days of Mixes series, we recognize techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic. Today’s mix: Carmine Gallo, “Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 9 appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    2014 has been a big year for innovation on Office 365, with Office Mix, Delve and Sway showing just a few of the ways we’ve added more value to the Office family. We’ve added functionality across other platforms, getting great reviews for the Office for iPad and Office for iPhone apps and moving toward general availability of Office for Android tablets in early 2015. With the work we’ve done, we could easily coast until January, but why stop now? The Sway team recently provided insight behind its development and then expanded the preview to wide availability. Excel and Lync have seen…
 
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  • 10 great Office timesavers

    Office 365 Team
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Microsoft Office 15-Minute Webinar team delivered a webinar-style talk on “10 great Office timesavers,” at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square. 10 Office timesaver tips Quick shortcut to undo, redo and repeat Undo, redo or repeat an action The Format Painter Copy formatting using the Format Painter Search in Windows 8.1 Find and start Office applications in Windows 8.1 Our full webinar on using Windows 8.1 with Office New keyboard shortcuts and the master list Learn the simple Windows 8.1 shortcut keys Turn off email notifications Turn on or off new message alert pop-up window…
  • 12 days of Mixes–day 11

    Office 365 Team
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    As we near the completion of the 12 days of Mixes series, we’re treated to an inside look and reading of “The Rosie Project,” the story of a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. Today’s mix: Graeme Simsion, “The Rosie Project.” Watch now, share and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 11 appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • 12 days of Mixes–day 10  

    Office 365 Team
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Traveling along in our 12 days of Mixes series, we’re presented with a step-by-step guide to help us assess our unique strengths, develop a compelling personal brand, and ensure that others recognize the powerful contribution we can make. Today’s mix: Dorie Clark, “Reinventing You.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 10   appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • 12 days of Mixes–day 9

    Office 365 Team
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Next up in our 12 days of Mixes series, we recognize techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic. Today’s mix: Carmine Gallo, “Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 9 appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    2014 has been a big year for innovation on Office 365, with Office Mix, Delve and Sway showing just a few of the ways we’ve added more value to the Office family. We’ve added functionality across other platforms, getting great reviews for the Office for iPad and Office for iPhone apps and moving toward general availability of Office for Android tablets in early 2015. With the work we’ve done, we could easily coast until January, but why stop now? The Sway team recently provided insight behind its development and then expanded the preview to wide availability. Excel and Lync have seen…
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  • Marketing Automation Specialist

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:18 am
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  • Blog Post: Update: Sir George Seymour College, Travel Careers &...

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:08 am
    Update: Sir George Seymour College, Travel Careers & Training and the Southern Institute of Technology are now providing Office to every student for free! We're very pleased to announce that Sir George Seymour College , Travel Careers & Training and the Southern Institute of Technology have joined the list of New Zealand institutions providing . There are now 20 tertiary institutions across New Zealand which are providing the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus benefit to their students The latest version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote are…
  • Gadget review: Lumia 535

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Microsoft could have nailed it with Lumia 535, the first smartphone to carry the Microsoft Devices logo, but a messy touch and average looks, leaves you feeling shortchanged The Microsoft Lumia 535 is the first Lumia to officially bear the Microsoft logo after the software giant took over the Finnish smartphone company earlier this year. Priced just at '9,199 , it's believed to be MS' attempt to bank on the popularity of budget smartphones like Motorola's Moto G. The dual-sim Lumia 535 gets a 5-inch screen, comes loaded with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim update, and offers…
  • A Teacher's Guide to using Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook Creator

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:44 pm
    I have been an avid user of Microsoft OneNote in my classroom for years. I first started using the program to design unit outlines and course materials to share with my colleagues.
  • NORWESCAP offers free computer training for women starting Jan. 5 in Flemington

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:34 am
    NORWESCAP's Career & Life Transitions Center for Women will be offering a Microsoft Office Suite 2010 Computer Training Course that has been funded by a grant from the United Way of Northern New Jersey and the NJ Division on Women. This class will is offered on Mondays, starting Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at its 84 Park Ave., Suite E-103, Flemington office, This 10-week / 50-hour course begins with an overview of computer fundamentals and provides instruction in Microsoft programs including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and conducting Internet Job Searches.
 
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  • Microsoft shutters Office 365's free web site service - The Register

    21 Dec 2014 | 8:58 pm
    The RegisterMicrosoft shutters Office 365's free web site serviceThe RegisterMore from The Register. Photo of boxes of Microsoft Office for Mac. Microsoft drops early Chrissie pressie on Mac Office fanbois. Stocking-fillers land for Mac Outlook. 11 Comments · Photo of boxes of Microsoft Office for Mac. Microsoft jolts awake Microsoft Pulling the Plug on Office 365 Public Website ServiceeWeekMicrosoft quietly kills free Public Websites featureTechRadarOffice 365 shops lose SharePoint Online Public WebsitesTechTargetall 9 news articles »
  • Microsoft drops early Chrissie pressie on Mac Office fanbois - The Register

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:22 pm
    The RegisterMicrosoft drops early Chrissie pressie on Mac Office fanboisThe RegisterMicrosoft's not been kind to Office for Mac over the years: since the last major update in 2010 fanbois haven't had much to get excited about. Redmond recently revealed revisions are on the way, with a late-2015 target delivery date. But the company's Installing and Setting Up Microsoft OfficeThe Fuse JoplinOffice for Mac: new Outlook and plans for 2015PC Proall 5 news articles »
  • Dropbox launches Microsoft Office collaboration features for Word, Excel, and ... - VentureBeat

    11 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    VentureBeatDropbox launches Microsoft Office collaboration features for Word, Excel, and VentureBeatDropbox today launched its much-anticipated Project Harmony functionality, which brings collaboration tools to Microsoft Office desktop applications. Now known simply as “the Dropbox badge,” the new feature is rolling out today to the Dropbox for Dropbox's Project Harmony goes live, enables real-time collaboration within WinBetaDropbox rolls out desktop Microsoft Office collaboration tool in early accessNetworks AsiaDropbox introduces collaboration with Microsoft Office…
  • Microsoft patches Windows, IE, Office and Exchange - ZDNet

    10 Dec 2014 | 10:01 am
    Top Tech NewsMicrosoft patches Windows, IE, Office and ExchangeZDNetli>; MS14-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3017301) - One or both of two remote code execution bugs affect all supported versions of Microsoft Word, Word Web Apps and the Word ...Patch Tuesday Dec 2014: 7 fixes, 3 critical patches for Windows, IE and OfficeNetwork WorldMicrosoft Closes Out 2014 Addressing Internet Explorer, Office FlawsCRNOn 2014's Last Patch Tuesday Microsoft Fixes IE, OfficeTop Tech NewsSC Magazineall 50 news…
  • A former Facebook CTO takes on Microsoft Office - Fortune

    9 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    FortuneA former Facebook CTO takes on Microsoft OfficeFortuneI shouldn't have been surprised. An hour before Quip co-founder and CEO Bret Taylor was scheduled to meet with me about his mobile productivity suite, Fortune's staff gathered to discuss how it might better collaborate. Are there tools that can better
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  • First look at Insights for Office in Word Online—bringing the knowledge of the web to your document

    Office Team
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Rukmani Gopalan, program manager on the Office team. Earlier we announced Insights for Office in Word Online, a brand new feature that brings information you want into your document, in a seamlessly integrated experience that lets you explore as you are working. In this post, we give you a more detailed description of Insights for Office and how it can help enhance the understanding of the content that you are working with in Word Online. In Word Online, when you right-click on a word and select Insights or use the Tell Me box, Insights for Office uses…
  • New Document Inspector features for Excel, PowerPoint and Word

    Office Team
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Steve Kraynak is a program manager for the Office team. Beginning with the November and December 2014 updates for Microsoft Office 2013 and 2010, several enhancements are being added to the Document Inspector, also known as the “Check for Issues” tool in Excel, PowerPoint and Word. The Document Inspector helps you to prepare your documents, presentations, or workbooks for publishing and sharing by checking for items that may contain hidden or private information. In some cases, it will remove such items from your document, in other cases it alerts you even if it can’t automatically…
  • Help shape the Microsoft Ignite event

    Office Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    When we announced Microsoft Ignite last month, we told you it will bring together the best of our past events for Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and Project—and then take it to the next level, based on what our customers and partners have asked for. Now we are asking for your feedback so we can deliver on that promise. What do you want to see at Microsoft Ignite? Help us provide you with better content by taking this quick online anonymous survey on the sessions you want to see; Call for Topics. We’re holding a series of TweetJams on Twitter so we can hear more about what you want to see at…
  • Office and Dropbox to work together on phones, tablets and web

    Office Team
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Editor’s note 11/6/2014 The latest Office apps for iPad and iPhone are now available with Dropbox support. To see how Office and Dropbox apps work together, watch this video: Or just download the new Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps now to get started. In the coming weeks we’ll also update Office Mobile for Android phone to enable the same connection to Dropbox.   Today we announced a partnership with Dropbox to provide more choice in how you work together and collaborate. You can do more with your Office documents when they are stored online. You can easily share your…
  • Introducing Microsoft Ignite

    Office 365 Team
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    This morning on The Official Microsoft Blog, we revealed more details about our enterprise technology conference in May—Microsoft Ignite. If you attended the SharePoint Conference, Exchange Conference, Lync Conference or Project Conference, this is the conference for you. And, if you’re interested in or already using Office 365, this is the conference for you. Register now to reserve your spot and we will see you in Chicago on May 4, 2015. Join the YamJam: We are committed to making Microsoft Ignite an incredible and valuable event for all of us who are passionate about Office, Exchange,…
 
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  • Announcing new Excel 2013 BI stability and usability improvements

    Excel Team
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    Recently we announced a new public update to Excel 2013 that includes major stability and usability improvements in Self Service BI scenarios—especially when Power Query, Power Pivot and Power View are involved. For this release we eliminated over 120 bugs, crashes and hangs and introduced two new important usability improvements that aim to make the analysts’ work smoother. If you have automatic updates enabled for your Office 365 subscription, you should receive the latest Excel update soon. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled in Excel, go to File > Account > Update…
  • Powering your business with Big Data and business analytics webinar

    Excel Team
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Big Data is big news, but what does it mean for you? Did you know that Excel now allows you to connect to more than 25 data sources—including Hadoop through Power Query? With Excel, anyone can use Big Data to inspire innovation, accelerate decision making and share insights—no supercomputers or PhDs required. All while using Excel, the tool you know and love. Join us for this hour-long Big Data & Business Analytics webinar where we’ll discuss how to gain real business advantage with data across marketing, finance, sales, HR and more. Get the insights you need to compete innovate and…
  • Power View interactive visualizations and PivotTables can now be embedded in blogs and websites

    Excel Team
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Today’s post was written by Eli Schwartz, lead program manager and Tsur Arieli, program manager on the Excel product team. Embedding Excel spreadsheet tables and charts in a webpage or blog is a popular and well-known feature, which has allowed companies and individuals to share data and visualizations to public audiences in effective ways. But telling a story with data has become so much more than basic tables and charts. Some of you have been using Power View to create dynamic and interactive visualizations or shared PivotTable analysis based on your data models. But you have not yet had…
  • What happens when 9 Excel power users come to Microsoft campus?

    Excel Team
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Excel is a tool that means different things to many different people. And with the app available for the PC, Mac, web and even your phones and tablets, the ways in which Excel is being used is expanding like crazy. So it is important for our team to continuously learn from our diverse customers. In November, we decided to try a new way of engaging with some of our most dedicated power users, modelers and analysts in the financial industry. Through a year-long partnership with the ModelOff Financial Services World Championship, we reached out to nine financial professionals who use Excel…
  • Excel Power Map–December update for Office 365

    Excel Team
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last month we shipped a great time saving feature—playing a tour directly from any scene. This month we’ve improved Geocoding performance, made the Auto Fit feature for custom maps more accurate, and added another popularly requested feature as well—a quick way to select all items when filtering. When we shipped Filtering back in September, we got a lot of positive feedback, as well as several new requests. One common request was to make it easier to select all of the items in the filter search results. Well now you can, just click the (Select All Search Results) check box and we’ll…
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  • 12 days of Mixes–day 11

    Office 365 Team
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    As we near the completion of the 12 days of Mixes series, we’re treated to an inside look and reading of “The Rosie Project,” the story of a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. Today’s mix: Graeme Simsion, “The Rosie Project.” Watch now, share and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 11 appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • 12 days of Mixes–day 10  

    Office 365 Team
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Traveling along in our 12 days of Mixes series, we’re presented with a step-by-step guide to help us assess our unique strengths, develop a compelling personal brand, and ensure that others recognize the powerful contribution we can make. Today’s mix: Dorie Clark, “Reinventing You.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 10   appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • 12 days of Mixes–day 9

    Office 365 Team
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Next up in our 12 days of Mixes series, we recognize techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic. Today’s mix: Carmine Gallo, “Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 9 appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • 12 days of Mixes – day 8

    Office 365 Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Continuing onward with our 12 days of Mixes series, we analyze what it means to “lead from the back” in data science. Today’s mix: John Foreman, “Leading from the Back: Making Data Science Work at a UX-driven Business.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes – day 8 appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • 12 days of Mixes–day 7

    Liz Wolk
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    As we head into the second half of 12 days of Mixes, we examine how constant learning is more valuable than mastery. Today’s mix: Liz Wiseman, “Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 7 appeared first on Office Blogs.
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  • Math Symbol Hierarchy

    MurrayS3
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    The Unicode Standard 7.0 has 2311 math symbols not including the ASCII letters and the standard combining marks like tilde, which are also used in math zones. Such a large number of symbols can be confusing if not intimidating to people who don’t use mathematics professionally. Even those who use math a lot don’t use most of the advanced symbols. The reason so many symbols are in Unicode is to fulfill the promise that all math symbols in modern print be defined, thereby allowing the Unicode math symbol set to be used as a basis for technical publications. This is a very worthy…
  • Smart Lighting

    MurrayS3
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
    This post involves an old passion of mine, computerizing homes. First some background. I spent the academic year 1975-76 on sabbatical at the Max Planck Institute for Solid-State Physics and the University of Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany researching nonlinear laser spectroscopy theory, generally of atomic media. But the Max Planck Institute aroused my curiosity about solid-state media and particularly about semiconductor media. During this time I learned of the Intel 8080 microprocessor which seemed incredibly interesting to a computer nut. So after returning to the University of Arizona…
  • Entering Unicode Characters

    MurrayS3
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    As noted in the post Symbols and Emoji we have the ability to input characters in much more powerful ways than possible before the advent of modern computers and smart phones. We can insert symbols chosen from large galleries (Character Map, Office Insert Symbol Dialog, Office math ribbon, soft keyboards) to represent words and ideas. We can use Input Method Editors (IMEs) to enter any East Asian character and, for that matter as we see below, any Unicode character. In Microsoft Office applications, we can use the math linear format to enter arbitrary built-up mathematical expressions. We can…
  • Symbols and Emoji

    MurrayS3
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    The emoji symbols (literally picture characters) introduced by Japanese cell phone carriers have captured the imaginations of computer users around the world. So much so that occasionally many symbols created long before the emoji are now being treated as emoji. This post addresses the history of symbols in general and how emoji symbols fit in and have enhanced this area. Note that emoji means symbol in Japanese and is a very general term, while in this post emoji means Unicode emoji, a symbol often rendered as an image or with multiple colors. Hieroglyphics are very early examples of…
  • RichEdit Plain-Text Controls

    MurrayS3
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    A Unicode plain-text editor appears to have a single set of character formatting properties for the entire text and a single set of paragraph formatting properties. With NotePad, for example, you can choose a normal, bold, italic, or bold-italic font of any reasonable size and your choice is used consistently throughout the text (at least if the text is all of one script). In particular, you cannot have a run of text with a bold font followed by a run with a normal weight font. Such variations are nominally the province of rich text. Paragraph properties are limited to the BiDi attributes of…
 
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  • 10 great Office timesavers

    Office 365 Team
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Microsoft Office 15-Minute Webinar team delivered a webinar-style talk on “10 great Office timesavers,” at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square. 10 Office timesaver tips Quick shortcut to undo, redo and repeat Undo, redo or repeat an action The Format Painter Copy formatting using the Format Painter Search in Windows 8.1 Find and start Office applications in Windows 8.1 Our full webinar on using Windows 8.1 with Office New keyboard shortcuts and the master list Learn the simple Windows 8.1 shortcut keys Turn off email notifications Turn on or off new message alert pop-up window…
  • 12 days of Mixes–day 11

    Office 365 Team
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    As we near the completion of the 12 days of Mixes series, we’re treated to an inside look and reading of “The Rosie Project,” the story of a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. Today’s mix: Graeme Simsion, “The Rosie Project.” Watch now, share and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 11 appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • 12 days of Mixes–day 10  

    Office 365 Team
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Traveling along in our 12 days of Mixes series, we’re presented with a step-by-step guide to help us assess our unique strengths, develop a compelling personal brand, and ensure that others recognize the powerful contribution we can make. Today’s mix: Dorie Clark, “Reinventing You.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 10   appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • 12 days of Mixes–day 9

    Office 365 Team
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Next up in our 12 days of Mixes series, we recognize techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic. Today’s mix: Carmine Gallo, “Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds.” Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing! The post 12 days of Mixes–day 9 appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    2014 has been a big year for innovation on Office 365, with Office Mix, Delve and Sway showing just a few of the ways we’ve added more value to the Office family. We’ve added functionality across other platforms, getting great reviews for the Office for iPad and Office for iPhone apps and moving toward general availability of Office for Android tablets in early 2015. With the work we’ve done, we could easily coast until January, but why stop now? The Sway team recently provided insight behind its development and then expanded the preview to wide availability. Excel and Lync have seen…
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  • eLearning: More Reflection

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    18 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    by Kevin Siegel    Last week I wrote about how you can use Reflector to create software simulations and demonstrations from your mobile device. I received emails from several people who, having read the article, downloaded Reflector and attempted to create a simulation using Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. While most folks were successful in reflecting the mobile device onto the computer, several people reported that none of the actions they took on the mobile device were captured by the eLearning tool. As I mentioned in last week's article, the reflection of the mobile…
  • Technical Communication: Don't Wordpass on Passwords

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    16 Dec 2014 | 11:38 am
    by Megan Pitkin     During one of my recent Electronic Medical Records (EMR) classes, a student asked about best practices for creating a password. Many people use the same password for everything (and I mean everything... from accessing Facebook to logging into their online banking account). Believe it or not, passwords are often very easy to guess. In fact, here are the top three most common passwords in use today:Note: The image above features an avatar of Megan. If you'd like to create your own avatar, check out AJ's article. Given the rampant reports about hacked accounts…
  • Writing & Grammar: More Grammar Pet Peeves

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    14 Dec 2014 | 11:14 am
    by Jennie Ruby Thank you to all those who sent in grammar pet peeves! I'll talk about them here over the next few weeks.   First, Ann Ray brings us premise versus premises.   A premise is a basis for an argument: I see his point, but I have to question his premise that municipalities should do all trash collection for free. In the plural form, premises can mean multiple bases for an argument, or premises can mean a building and its grounds. This latter use comes from legal documents in which the location is identified in the "preliminary and explanatory" section of a deed or…
  • Localization: Training & Development in Norway

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    12 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    by Jen Weaver     As we make our way towards Scandinavia, let's explore some common cultural facts about Norwegians and their expectations when it comes to Training & Development.  Test your knowledge of Norwegian Culture True or False? Norway remained neutral during World War II. True or False? Norway is a monarchy. Quick Tips for Training & Development in Norway1: As members of the least punctual culture in northern Europe, Norwegians often run 10 to 15 minutes late for appointments. Be prepared to wait, but always arrive promptly yourself. While it's common for…
  • eLearning: It's Time for Some Reflection

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    10 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    by Kevin Siegel    I was recently contacted by a client who wanted me to create software simulations of mobile apps. At first I thought he wanted me to create software simulations that could be accessed and used by mobile devices. Since I use Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate for my eLearning development, publishing projects as HTML5 would have taken care of his requirement. However, the client wasn't looking to create content that would play on mobile devices; he wanted lessons that were captured from a mobile device. Neither Captivate nor Storyline are available for…
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  • Compare 2 sets of data by letter or word & highlight mismatches [vba]

    Chandoo
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:10 am
    We analysts like to compare. If you ever want to keep an analyst busy, just give her 2-3 options. She won’t return to your desk until the cows come home. My wife uses this trick all the time. Picture this: [In late 2013] Me: I want to buy a new phone She: Do you want Nexus 5 or Galaxy S5 or iPhone 5s? Its late 2014 and I am not done comparing. So today, let’s talk about an interesting comparison scenario. Comparing by letter or word Imagine you are looking at 2 lists like this and you want to know where items differ. Not which items, but where. That means, you want to know which…
  • Excel to the Next Level by Mastering Multiple Occurrences

    Chandoo
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    This is a guest post by Sohail Anwar. August 29, 1994. A day that changed my life forever. Football World Cup? Russia and China de-targeting nuclear weapons against each other? Anniversary of the Woodstock festival? No, much bigger: Two Undertakers show up at WWE Summerslam for an epic battle. Needless to say: MIND() = BLOWN(). And thus begun one boy’s journey into understanding the phenomenon of Multiple Occurrences. My journey continued, when just a few years later my grandfather handed me down a precious family heirloom: A few columns of meaningless data that I could take away and…
  • Excel Links – 2014 Holiday Sale Edition

    Chandoo
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:10 am
    Hello folks, how are you? I have an announcement for you. It is almost holiday timeEvery year, Chandoo.org celebrates holidays with a 3 day sale on our most popular product – Excel School training program. The sale for this year will be, 10th December to 12th December (Wednesday to Friday) What is on sale? You will be able to save $30, $50 or $100 on our most popular courses Excel School + Dashboards program ($30 discount) Excel School + VBA + Dashboards ($50 discount) Excel School + VBA + Power Pivot + Dashboards ($100 discount) More details & links for Sale page will be available…
  • CP026: All about Excel !@#$%^+/*(}][

    Chandoo
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:59 am
    In the 26th session of Chandoo.org podcast, let’s learn all about Excel !@#$%^+/*(}][<. I am talking about Excel operators, you silly. What is in this session? Do you know Excel has more than 25 operators? That is right. There are a variety of operators beyond the simple + – * and /. In this podcast, let’s understand all about these operators and how to use them. You will learn, Why there is a gap between last & this podcast session About Excel operators Arithmetic operators Text operators Reference operators Comparison operators Closing thoughts Listen to this…
  • Creating In-cell charts with markers for average (or target) values

    Chandoo
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:10 am
    Today, lets talk about an interesting extension to the idea of in-cell charts. Adding average or target markers to the chart. Here is what we are going to create: PS: this chart is inspired from an email from Brian Coetzee. In-cell what? A quick re-cap If you have never heard about in-cell charts, read this quick re-cap section. In-cell charts are light weight charts generated to fit inside a single cell. Example in-cell charts are sparklines conditional formatting data bars bar charts generated with REPT formula. First 2 options are very straight forward. It is (3) that is exciting because…
 
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  • Using logical functions in Excel: AND, OR, XOR and NOT

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:23 am
    Last week we tapped into the insight of Excel logical operators that are used to compare data in different cells. Today, you will see how to extend the use of logical operators and construct more elaborate logical tests to perform more complex calculations and more powerful data analysis. Excel logical functions such as AND, OR, XOR and NOT will help you in doing this. Continue reading →
  • Excel logical operators: equal to, not equal to, greater than, less than

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:37 am
    Many tasks you perform in Excel involve comparing data in different cells. For this, Microsoft Excel provides six logical operators, which are also called comparison operators. This tutorial aims to help you understand the insight of Excel logical operators and write the most efficient formulas for your data analysis. Continue reading →
  • Excel IF function: nested IF formulas with multiple conditions, IFERROR, IFNA and more

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    The tutorial provides a variety of advanced IF formula examples that demonstrate how to use the Excel IF function with other functions, make nested IF formulas with multiple conditions, use IFERROR and IFNA. Continue reading →
  • Using IF function in Excel: formulas for numbers, text, dates, blank cells

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    In this tutorial, we are going to learn the syntax and common usages of Excel IF function as well as discuss a few formula examples for text, dates and numbers that will hopefully prove helpful both to beginners and experienced Excel users. Continue reading →
  • How to use pivot tables in Excel - tutorial for beginners

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    In this Excel pivot table tutorial you fill learn what a PivotTable is, find a number of pivot table examples that will help you to get started quickly and see how to create and use pivot tables in Excel 2013, 2010 and 2007. Continue reading →
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  • 20 Best PowerPoint Presentations That You Can’t Miss

    Clemence Lepers
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:24 am
    Are you looking for the best PowerPoint presentations to inspire you? You know, the ones that’ll get your creative juices flowing and break out of your comfort zone. I searched high and low to provide you with a stellar, rock-solid list of the best PowerPoint presentations. These decks have been selected according to three key criteria: Clarity: presentations must be clearly structured, easy to get through and understandable Quality: Slideshare is loaded with beautifully-designed decks that fail in providing users useful content. When I searched for the best presentations out there, I…
  • Grab These 13 Irrestible Backgrounds for PowerPoint

    Clemence Lepers
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:54 am
    PPTPOP brings you these simple, crisp backgrounds for PowerPoint with one purpose: help you support your brand effectively. Here’s a quick taste of your free backgrounds for PowerPoint: These PowerPoint slide backgrounds are made of shapes filled with gradient color matches. Like that: Each of them is customizable. You can change the colors, modify the transparency and the shapes as well. How do I apply these PowerPoint slide backgrounds to my presentation? You didn’t think I was going to run away without giving your specific examples of how you can use them, right? That’d be like…
  • How Airbnb Built A Rock-Solid Business Model (+Free Template)

    Clemence Lepers
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:53 am
    Do you know the key difference between successful businesses and the ones that fail? It isn’t having a great idea or getting the right partners. So, what is it? The key difference is the right business model. Sure, you can get an awesome idea and super smart partners to team up with, but it won’t be sustainable.  What you need is the right business model. What is a business model? Everyone talks about business models but the truth is that most people don’t really know what a business model is. So let’s get started with a definition. According to Alexander Osterwalder and Yves…
  • Your Secret Weapon for Perfectly Aligned PowerPoint Layouts

    Camille Holden
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    This is a guest post by Camille Holden, Co-Founder at Nuts & Bolts Speed Training. If you build PowerPoint slides on a regular basis, you’ve certainly faced this deadly foe before… Perhaps you battle with him every single day and have yet to discover his weakness. Or perhaps you’ve defeated him on most occasions but he still lurks in the shadows, waiting for your guard to drop and or for the scenario to shift… What is this mysterious enemy to great PowerPoint slide design? His name is simply ‘misalignment’. And here’s what it looks like after he’s struck… Can you spot…
  • 9 Actionable Presentation Tips That’ll Make You Stand Out

    Clemence Lepers
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    Chances are your presentations are designed to generate leads, produce sales, convey ideas, educate people, or get them to make a decision. But whatever your goal is, you’ll never succeed at reaching it if you can’t create effective presentations that have clear objectives and create value for your audience. Still skeptical? According to a new new Prezi survey, 70% of employed Americans who give presentations say presentation skills are critical to their success at work. This finding reflects just how important presentations are to one’s career. To show you how you can create great…
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  • PowerPoint Best Practices: Creating Consistency With Formatting Guides

    Taylor Croonquist
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    When people see our slides, they often ask us: “What is all that stuff there on the left side of your slides and how do I get them on mine?” “All that stuff” is what we have dubbed the “Formatting Guides” and we consider adding them to your slides a best practice in PowerPoint, which is why […]
  • How To Manage Thousands Of PowerPoint Slides Across Your Organization

    Taylor Croonquist
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    If you've been around the block a few times, then you know that managing all of your PowerPoint presentations is one of the biggest challenges you'll face. So the question is, what’s the best way to do it? Well, chances are that you are current currently using some system of file folders, a file naming convention, and your emails (as a backup)...and that's all fine and dandy but how do you do that across an entire organization with thousands (or tens of thousands) of slides?
  • PowerPoint For iPad – How To Pick Up And Apply A Custom Color

    Nuts &#38; Bolts
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Inconsistent formatting is one of the classic mistakes that makes PowerPoint presentations look unprofessional and sloppy. And the problem in PowerPoint on your iPad, is that you're very limited in what colors you can use because you can't create custom/precise colors (i.e. RBG, hex...). But there's a simple yet awesome work around! So here's how to apply custom colors in PowerPoint on your iPad.
  • How To Protect Your PowerPoint Presentation By Turning Everything Into Pictures

    Nuts &#38; Bolts
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Sometimes a PDF just isn't good enough when you want to protect your PowerPoint presentation. Maybe your client insists that you send your presentation as a PowerPoint file so that they can go through it slide by slide in Presentation Mode on their computer. How do you do this while making sure that the content of your presentation isn't easily edited or copy/pasted?
  • How To Use Objects As Triggers For Appear And Disappear Animations In PowerPoint

    Taylor Croonquist
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you’ve ever seen a presenter make things appear and disappear onscreen during a presentation and wondered how they pulled it off….the answer is hooking up appear and disappear animations to trigger objects. And this is the exact same trick we used in Pop-Up Text Effect post…everyone asked how we did it, so here it is! Using […]
 
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