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  • view course page for Windows 10 New Features

    Windows 10 New Features with Garrick Chow

    Explore the core new features and improvements in Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 10.

    40m 47s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Excel Tips

    Excel Tips with Dennis Taylor

    Get a new productivity-boosting tip every Tuesday from Excel expert Dennis Taylor.

    3h 15m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Visio 2013 Essential Training

    Master the intricacies of Visio 2013, the powerful diagramming and vector graphics software. Learn to create org charts, floor plans, prototypes, and more.

    5h 53m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for The 5-Day Excel Challenge

    The 5-Day Excel Challenge with Dennis Taylor

    Take this fun and fast 5-day Excel challenge to test your Excel skills.

    40m 9s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Office for Mac 2016 New Features

    Take a look at all the features and enhancements in Microsoft's new Office for Mac 2016 suite.

    1h 31m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Office for iOS Devices

    Get started with the new Office for iOS suite.

    58m 13s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Excel for Mac 2011: Charts in Depth

    Learn how to use Excel for Mac 2011 to create different kinds of charts—from column, bar, and line charts to Gantt and exploded pie charts—and understand which type works best for your data.

    4h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Office for Android Devices

    Get started with the new Office for Android suite.

    54m 22s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Business Etiquette: Phone, Email, and Text

    Learn how to strike the right tone in emails, text messages, and phone calls; include the right information; and understand what communication method to use when.

    59m 3s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Internet Explorer

    Learn how to browse the web, manage privacy settings, and use add-ons to extend your web experience in Internet Explorer.

    1h 55m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel

    Learn how to use Solver, a free Excel add-in, to find optimal solutions to problems with multiple constraints.

    2h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Agile Project Management with Microsoft Project

    Learn how to use Microsoft Project to manage agile projects including traditionally scheduled tasks and agile work.

    1h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel for Mac 2011 Tips and Tricks

    Cool shortcuts, techniques, and tips for enhanced productivity in Excel for Mac 2011.

    4h 31m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2010 to Google Apps

    Learn everything you need to know to smoothly migrate from Office 2010 to Google apps.

    1h 15m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2013 to Google Apps

    Learn everything you need to know to smoothly migrate from Office 2013 to Google apps.

    1h 20m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Advanced Microsoft Project

    Advanced Microsoft Project with Bonnie Biafore

    Learn more advanced techniques for working with Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013, from reassigning resources and managing costs to customizing fields and reports.

    5h 17m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Using Office Shapes and SmartArt to Enhance Business Documents

    Use Office shapes and SmartArt to spice up such business docs as presentations, fliers, conceptual graphics, and even Venn diagrams, org charts, and more.

    1h 9m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Business Analytics: Prescriptive Analytics

    Understand the different classes of analytics—descriptive, predictive, and discovery— and be able to deliver prescriptive actions rather than analytics without action.

    2h 40m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from Google Apps to Office 2013

    Learn how to convert and migrate documents, email, spreadsheets, and presentations from Google to Office, and start using the unique features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    3h 40m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Word 2013: Styles in Depth

    Learn how to use Word 2013 styles to help save time creating consistent and well-designed documents.

    3h 29m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2011 for the Mac: Managing and Analyzing Data

    Learn how to manage and analyze large amounts of data with the sorting, filtering, and statistical- and database-analysis features in Excel 2011 for the Mac.

    2h 11m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Project 2010 Essential Training

    Learn Microsoft Project 2010 and efficiently manage your project tasks, resources, and schedule more successfully with these Project tutorials.

    4h 50m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2013: Working with Charts and Graphs

    Discover how to work with charts and graphs in Excel, and visualize your data in a new way.

    1h 29m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Office 365: Word Essential Training

    Learn to create, edit, and format documents with Microsoft Word and your Office 365 subscription.

    5h 6m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Office 365: Publisher Essential Training

    Create email, print, and web publications (brochures, newsletters, and more!) with an Office 365 subscription to Publisher 2013.

    4h 26m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Office 365: Outlook Essential Training

    Learn how to manage your inbox, calendar, contacts, and task list with Outlook 2013, and get the most out of your Office 365 subscription.

    3h 3m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Office 365: Excel Essential Training

    Learn how to use the Office 365 version of Excel to enter and organize data, use functions, and build charts and PivotTables.

    6h 32m
     
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  • view course page for Office 365: Access Essential Training

    Take a tour of the essential features of Access 2013, the database application included with every Office 365 subscription. Learn how to build a database with Access and store, organize, and access your data more efficiently.

    5h 4m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Outlook for iOS and Android First Look

    Get a first look at the new Outlook app for iOS and Android, a mobile version of your favorite email and calendaring program that helps you do more on a small screen.

    12m 55s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Publisher 2013 Essential Training

    Create your own brochures, newsletters, menus, postcards, and more, and prepare them to print, email, or post on the web, with Publisher 2013.

    4h 25m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Going Paperless: Start to Finish

    Professional organizer Suzanna Kaye helps businesses and individuals go paperless.

    2h 17m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Word 2013: Templates in Depth

    Become more efficient in Word 2013 by using and sharing templates, one of the thousands available in Word or one you create yourself.

    1h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Computer Security and Internet Safety Fundamentals

    Learn how to safeguard your computers and laptops, keep your digital data secure, and protect your online privacy in this beginner's guide to cybersecurity. See how to prevent malware, viruses, and security breaches on your computers and networks.

    1h 44m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating Accessible Microsoft Office Documents

    Ensure that everyone can access, use, and benefit from your Microsoft Office documents by implementing these accessibility best practices from David Rivers.

    1h 31m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Word 2013: Mail Merge in Depth

    Create personalized letters, envelopes, labels, and even email messages that address recipients by name, with the Mail Merge feature in Word 2013 and these expert-led training videos.

    2h 46m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2011 for the Mac: Mastering Formulas and Functions

    Demystifies some of the most challenging of the 300+ formulas and functions in Excel 2011 for the Mac.

    6h 13m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Using Office 2013 Themes and Templates for Branding

    Learn how to create themes that can be used in all Office 2013 apps, and build the themes into templates that lock down content.

    3h 41m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Word 2013: Creating Long Documents

    Learn Word 2013 for authoring reports, white papers, books, and other long documents and explore best practices for planning, writing, and sharing them.

    3h 19m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with OneDrive

    From storing and recovering files to sharing photos and files with others, explore everything you can do with OneDrive, Microsoft's free cloud storage service.

    1h 15m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Data Modeling with Excel Power Pivot

    Explore all the steps for data modeling with Excel's Power Pivot plugin—adding data sources, setting up relationships, and adding hierarchies—and discover the power of DAX expressions.

    1h 15m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for PowerPoint 2013 Power Shortcuts

    See how to get the most out of PowerPoint 2013, while learning cool tricks for making your presentations dazzle.

    3h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for QuickBooks Pro 2015 Essential Training

    Learn how to manage the finances for your small business with QuickBooks Pro 2015 for Windows, the world's most popular accounting software.

    4h 7m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Office for iPad and iPhone Essential Training

    Take the rich features and productivity power of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on the go with Office for iPad and iPhone.

    1h 11m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Power Pivot and SharePoint 2013

    Learn how to combine the power of Excel's Power Pivot and Power View tools with SharePoint 2013, to view, analyze, and manipulate large amounts of data.

    48m 16s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Outlook for Mac First Look

    Office 365 members: learn how to install the new version of Outlook for Mac and get up to speed with changes to email, calendar, and contacts.

    24m 52s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Outlook 2013: Efficient Email Management

    Be more productive in Outlook 2013. These tutorials will help you review your email quickly, organize and find messages, and automate some email tasks.

    2h 7m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Securing Microsoft Office Files

    Keep your Microsoft Office documents secure and private with these tutorials for Office 2007, 2010, 2013, and even Office 365.

    1h 21m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Yammer Essential Training

    Yammer Essential Training with Gini Courter

    Learn how Yammer works, and find out how to join the conversation or create a new Yammer network at your organization.

    2h 27m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Office 365

    Get up and running with Office 365, the cloud-based version of Office that allows you to access email, contacts, calendars, and documents, anywhere and on any device.

    1h 59m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for SharePoint Designer 2013: Branding SharePoint Sites

    Learn how to use SharePoint Designer 2013 to alter the default appearance of SharePoint websites and brand them for your business.

    2h 42m
    Intermediate
     
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