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iPad for Business

with Christopher Breen

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Configure and organize your iPad for maximum productivity. Get tips for reading email, reviewing docs, and giving presentations on the go.
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iPad for Business
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Stay productive on the go with an iPad that's configured to help you get work done—wherever you are. Christopher Breen, senior editor at Macworld, shows you how to configure and organize your iPad so it's useful for work and for play. He outlines how to connect to your email and company calendar, log into VPN to access servers at work, store passwords, and sync data between the iPad, your regular computer, and the cloud. Plus, learn how to edit Office documents with iPad-compatible apps, create and run presentations, and secure your iPad so that your data is protected and recoverable in the case of the unthinkable: your iPad is lost or stolen!

This course was created and produced by Chris Breen. We are honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:
  • Typing and dictating on the iPad
  • Setting up an Exchange account
  • Organizing and syncing contacts, events, and email
  • Using iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox
  • Giving presentations with the iPad
  • Backing up your data
  • Locating and wiping a lost iPad


Hi, I'm Chris Breen. Thanks for tuning into the iPad for Business. The days when the iPad was mocked as nothing more than a large iPod Touch are over. Increasingly, professionals are leaving laptops at home and taking their iPads to the office and on business trips. While the iPad is not yet a complete laptop replacement, it can be a very handy business partner. In this course, we'll look at ways that you can be more efficient getting information into and out of your iPad.

I'll show you how to set up an Exchange account, log into a private company network, and store and access passwords. Syncing data between your iPad, computer, and cloud based services is crucial to ensure that you have access to all the information you need. I show you how to do just that. Although there's no native version of Microsoft Office for the iPad, I demonstrate how to take the Office documents you have, and edit and share them with apps that support Office. I provide tips on how to set up a presentation, and create one on your iPad.

And finally, I offer tips on securing your iPad so that should the bad thing happen, your data is protected and possibly you'll be able recover a lost or stolen iPad. Nothing but a large iPod Touch? Hardly, as you'll soon learn in the iPad for Business. Let's get started.

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