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Integrating with the cloud

From: Office 2013 New Features

Video: Integrating with the cloud

One of the biggest changes to any of the programs you might launch from Office 2013 is this push towards cloud computing. We're going to explore it now, starting with Microsoft Word. As you can see, I've opened up a document called No Obstacles Home Recipes. If you have the exercise files, you can open it up to follow along with me, but really any document will do at this point. Next, we're going to go up to the File Tab, and I want to show you a couple of defaults. First, we'll go down to Open and click there. On the right-hand side under Open, you'll always have quick access to Recent Documents that you've worked on.

Integrating with the cloud

One of the biggest changes to any of the programs you might launch from Office 2013 is this push towards cloud computing. We're going to explore it now, starting with Microsoft Word. As you can see, I've opened up a document called No Obstacles Home Recipes. If you have the exercise files, you can open it up to follow along with me, but really any document will do at this point. Next, we're going to go up to the File Tab, and I want to show you a couple of defaults. First, we'll go down to Open and click there. On the right-hand side under Open, you'll always have quick access to Recent Documents that you've worked on.

After that, the next default is SkyDrive; and you'll see the cloud icon next to it because this is cloud computing. SkyDrive is storage space in the cloud with your Windows live account, which is free, seven gigabytes of free storage space. You can always purchase more if you need it. So, by going to David Rivers' SkyDrive, it knows my name because I'm logged in as David Rivers. I have access to my Recent Folders in SkyDrive. Click, Browse, and you'll be able to see the default folders.

You get a Documents folder, a Pictures folder, and one for sharing called, Public. Now, of course, you can create as many folders as you like, creating your own folder structure all in the cloud. Let's click, Cancel, and go back to the left-hand side and click, Save As. Look what the default is at the top here for saving your documents. Again, it's SkyDrive. By selecting it, you can go to Recent Folders and browse just like we did for opening files. All right, let's go back for a second here.

We'll make a quick change to this. Let's just scroll down in our document and all we're going to do is take out the word Valued. We'll hit, Delete and now we'll go back to File. We'll click Save As; make sure your SkyDrive is selected. Now, if you haven't already logged in or set up your account you might be prompted to do so right now. Once, it's all set up, you'll have it as an option just as I do, and now, we can choose a folder such as Documents. When you select it, you're going to notice the same name and the location.

Let's click, Save and you've now just saved your document to the cloud. So, what's the big advantage? The big advantage is you now have access to it from any device that's connected to the Internet, anywhere at anytime. So, it could be another computer in another location connected to the Internet. It could be your Smartphone; it could be your tablet. As long as you're connected, you'll have anytime, any access to your documents. All right, so that's Microsoft Word, and if we switch to any of the other programs, let's go over to Microsoft Excel for example, where you may want to begin or start a brand new notebook.

This is a new Blank spreadsheet. You can see Book1 at the top. If I go up to the File Tab, under, Open, you can see the same layout. There's my SkyDrive. If I go to, Save As, look what's at the top, the default. Again, it's my SkyDrive. We'll click the Back button. Let's try one more. Let's go to PowerPoint, where again, we can start a brand New presentation. Go up to the File Tab, you're going to see a very consistent and familiar layout under Open. There's your Recent Presentations; but then again, SkyDrive is next. Go to, Save As.

There it is at the top, the default, your SkyDrive or the cloud. We'll, hit the Back button to go back and leave it at that. So, this is a push by Microsoft. You're going to get used to this cloud computing push, because it is a great advantage if you're connected, to have anytime, anywhere access to your files when you need them.

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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      35s
  2. 16m 49s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 57s
    2. Integrating with the cloud
      3m 42s
    3. Exploring Touch mode
      2m 53s
    4. Using the bookmark feature
      2m 18s
    5. Customizing the Ribbon with display options
      2m 59s
  3. 27m 44s
    1. Inserting online video
      4m 4s
    2. Editing PDF documents
      4m 58s
    3. Inserting and reading comments
      2m 55s
    4. Tracking changes and conversations
      2m 19s
    5. Using Read mode for longer documents
      4m 14s
    6. Using object zoom in Read mode
      1m 53s
    7. Exploring new templates in Word
      2m 47s
    8. Inserting objects with onscreen alignment guides
      4m 34s
  4. 28m 25s
    1. Filling empty cells using Flash Fill
      3m 38s
    2. Filtering records using a Timeline
      3m 11s
    3. Previewing with Quick Analysis
      4m 34s
    4. Using Chart Advisor recommendations
      2m 43s
    5. Finding errors and issues with Power view
      6m 16s
    6. Converting roman numerals into arabic numbers
      2m 42s
    7. Protecting data in a shared spreadsheet
      5m 21s
  5. 33m 36s
    1. Working with new templates
      3m 29s
    2. Exploring the new Presenter view
      3m 45s
    3. Using color adjustments
      2m 59s
    4. Inserting new charts
      8m 37s
    5. Positioning objects with various guides
      2m 50s
    6. Exploring new transition effects
      2m 55s
    7. Creating a custom shape
      4m 31s
    8. Playing an audio track across multiple slides
      4m 30s
  6. 7m 2s
    1. Exploring changes to the user interface
      3m 23s
    2. Exploring the new Access templates
      3m 39s
  7. 8m 48s
    1. Inserting online pictures into a publication
      3m 10s
    2. Using the scratch area for inserting images
      3m 30s
    3. Creating JPEGs with the Save for Photo Printing option
      2m 8s
  8. 18m 27s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 30s
    2. Changing views
      4m 8s
    3. Embedding files in a notebook
      3m 31s
    4. Linking notes to your Outlook calendar
      3m 57s
    5. Inserting a screenshot
      2m 21s
  9. 8m 8s
    1. Exploring the user interface and some sneak peeks
      3m 35s
    2. Using the Weather bar
      1m 42s
    3. Connecting to social networks
      2m 51s
  10. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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