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By David Rivers | Sunday, September 07, 2014

Keep Up with Technology — and Keep Your Career Afloat

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I’ll be the first to admit I’m no spring chicken. Over the past 20 years, I’ve personally witnessed major changes in the workplace and the way we do business, thanks to the evolution of technology.

They call it “progress” and for the most part, these changes have been for the better. But new graduates, who were born into a high-tech world and do almost everything with technology, have a distinct advantage over existing workers who feel like they’re being left behind while struggling to keep up with all the changes.

Yes, getting lazy about learning new technology is a great way to kiss your career goodbye. But staying relevant doesn’t have to be scary—or even difficult.

By David Rivers | Sunday, August 31, 2014

Students! 3 Time-Management Tips for Staying on Track

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There’s a motto I value and it can really help students who are in the midst of another school year: “Manage your work; don’t let it manage you.”

Of course, this is much easier said than done. That’s why I’d like to share these time-management tips to help students stay in control, reduce stress levels, and enjoy a happier school year!

By David Rivers | Saturday, August 23, 2014

Parents! Get Back-to-School Organized—with Evernote

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Back-to-school month is an exciting time for everyone in the family. But if you’re not ready, it can become one of the most stressful times of the year.

You can avoid start-of-the-school-year panic if you’re organized—and Evernote can help.

By Starshine Roshell | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Work Faster and Easier in Microsoft Office — Weekly!

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Over a billion people use Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. That’s one in seven people—on the planet.

If you’re one of them, you need the essential time-saving tips in our new Weekly Office Workshop. (Or as we like to call it around here, “W.O.W.”)

By David Rivers | Friday, November 08, 2013

What’s new this week in Office 365

Office 365 Updates

Great news for Office 365 users this week: Microsoft has released an update improving the Office Web Apps that are included with Home Premium and Business subscription plans.

While the Office Web Apps started out as a companion to the desktop experience, Microsoft has been improving functionality within the Web Apps with the intention of shifting them into their own, standalone Office experience on the web.

With this in mind, users of the Office Web Apps will notice some improved features and functions in this latest update.

By Crystal McCullough | Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Making the move to Excel 2010 from Excel 2003

In Migrating from Excel 2003 to Excel 2010, author David Rivers walks through the switch to Excel 2010 from Excel 2003. The course covers key differences in Excel 2010, including the Ribbon interface and the Office Open XML file format, and shows how to perform common Excel 2003 tasks in Excel 2010.

By Bonnie Bills | Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Office 2010 for Business: Focus on OneNote

Microsoft finished rolling out Office 2010 to customers this week, making the suite available to purchase in retail stores and online. lynda.com has been rolling out courses on Office 2010 since it launched to business customers last month, and I’ve been talking with our Office 2010 authors about their experiences with this latest version. Today’s Q&A features David Rivers, author of many lynda.com courses including OneNote 2010 New Features and the upcoming OneNote 2010 Essential Training.

Q: What’s your favorite new feature in OneNote 2010?

A: I would have to say my favorite new feature in OneNote 2010 is actually two features that work well together. First, there’s the new functionality that allows you to share a OneNote notebook over the web. With your free Windows Live account, you can share a notebook using SkyDrive. With your notebook stored and shared on SkyDrive, you can access it from any computer that is connected to the Internet.

Second, with the new OneNote Web App, you don’t even need to have OneNote installed to view and edit the notebook shared on SkyDrive. You can even create new notebooks with the OneNote Web App.

By Crystal McCullough | Sunday, December 27, 2009

Office 2010 Beta Preview offers a taste of enhancements and new features

In Office 2010 Beta Preview, David Rivers offers a taste of the enhancements and new features in Microsoft Office 2010. He explores the improved Ribbon, which is now customizable in each application in the suite. In Word, he discusses the expanded search function, in-document image editing, and the introduction of OpenType fonts.

David shows off the expanded filters and conditional formatting in Excel, and the ability to add screenshots and animation in PowerPoint. Access now includes the ability to create pre-built database modules, and David shows how to integrate and re-use these assets in an example database. Last but not least, he reviews the enhancements to Outlook and OneNote, which can link notes to all the applications in the suite. View the full course and let us know what you think.

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