Learn What's New in Microsoft Office 2016!
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Learn What's New in Microsoft Office 2016!

This course will help you bridge the gap from the version you already know, to the latest release of Microsoft Office.
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Last updated 7/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • In this course, you will explore the new features available in Office 2016 applications.
  • This course focuses on the enhanced features you’ll want to leverage to improve the way you manage, organize, present, and distribute your company’s data and information.
  • This course will help you bridge the gap from the version you already know, to the latest release of Microsoft’s flagship productivity suite.
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  • To ensure your success in this course, you will need to have familiarity with either the Office 2007 or Office 2010 suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.

You’ll explore a variety of enhancements, from Word’s ability to edit PDF files to the new Flash Fill functionality in Excel that dramatically increases the speed at which you can add data to a spreadsheet. You’ll discover how the cloud has been deeply integrated into your Office experience and how collaborating with colleagues has never been easier.

This Microsoft Office 2016: Transition from Office 2007/2010 course will help you bridge the gap from the version you already know, to the latest release of Microsoft’s flagship productivity suite.

You will:

• Identify new and enhanced features that are common across all applications in Office 2016.
• Modify documents using Microsoft Word 2016.
• Enhance worksheet data using Microsoft Excel 2016.
• Augment a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.
• Create a database using Microsoft Access 2016.
• Utilize mail, calendars, contacts, and tasks in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for individuals who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Office 2007 or Office 2010, and are interested in transitioning from an earlier Office version to Office 2016. This course is also designed for those individuals who may be interested in some of the new features available in the Office 2016 suite of products.
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Curriculum For This Course
52 Lectures
Getting Started With Office 2016
5 Lectures 09:33

Office 2016 has an updated look and feel that is more modern and has been designed to create a seamless look across all apps in the Office suite—no matter what type of device you’re using to access your apps.

Common Features

In this topic, you’ll explore some of the common features that you’ll find in each of the applications.   (The Difference Between Office 2016 and Office 365, The Difference Between Office 2016 and Office for Windows 10, Skype for Business Integration, The Start Screen, The Backstage View, Save As Improvements, Office Themes, Office Backgroundsm TellMe)

Customize Your Office 2016 Environment

Arguably the biggest update for Office 2016 is its seamless integration with the cloud. You can now access your documents, spreadsheets, powerpooint presentations —whatever you create with your Office applications— from any networked device – no matter if it is a desktop computer, a laptop,  a tablet or a smartphone.

Office 2016 and the Cloud - Introduction

In this topic, you’ll explore how Office 2016 integrates with the cloud.   (OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Office 365, Store a file in OneDrive, Resume Reading, Office Online)

Office 2016 and the Cloud
Working With Word 2016
14 Lectures 26:56

With a new focus on mobility and delivery on multiple device types, you’ll appreciate how Word 2016 seamlessly integrates its new features into the application.

Preview 00:37

In previous versions of Microsoft Word, you were only able to SAVE Word documents in PDF. But what if you need to EDIT a PDF file while maintaining the PDF's original layout and design?

Edit a PDF - Introduction

In this topic, you’ll explore Word’s new PDF Reflow feature.   (PDF Reflow, Open a PDF with Word, Edit A PDF, Read Mode / Edit Mode, Save as PDF)

Edit a PDF

Word 2016 has some updates to how you work with tables.

Work With Tables - Introduction

In this topic, you’ll work with tables.   (Edit a Table, Insert Rows and Columns, Table Tools, Apply a Design, Add Border)

Work With Tables

Most documents today are read online on a device connected to the internet.  So why not add videos to your Word document to enhance your message?

Embed Videos - Introduction

In this topic, you’ll embed video in a Word 2016 document.   (Video Sources, Insert Online Video, Embed a Video, Add a Thumbnail)

Embed Videos

Working on documents as a team requires new features like “Working together on the same document”; the SHARE Pane for documents stored in OneDrive and the new “Comments” feature - and the the much improved “track changes” feature - all very helpful features for working together with your team on documents.

Edit Documents - Introduction

Word 2016 offers a variety of new features that help make editing documents more efficient. In this topic, you will edit documents.   (Image Orientation, Live Layout, Layout Options, Text Wrapping, Alignment Guides)

Edit Documents - Reposition a Video

Comments have seen a significant update in the latest version of Word. In addition to the location and personal information available in the commenting functionality, you can now reply to a comment using the comment reply feature.   (Show Comments, Next / Previous Comment, Comment Replies, Mark Comment Done)

Edit Documents - Working With Comments

When you are working on a document saved to your OneDrive, you can see when other people you have shared the document with are making changes to it, all in real time.   (Real Time Co-Editing, Share the File and Allow Editing, Edit in Word Online, Automatically Share Changes.)

Preview 02:55

In previous versions of Word the 'Track Changes' made some documents nearly unreadable. Explore the new 'Simple Markup' feature - you will like it a lot!   (Track Changes, Simple Markup, Comments, Lock Tracking)

Simple Markup

Microsoft Word new Read Mode makes reading documents a pleasure by hiding all the menus and tools that you don’t need while reading.

Read Documents - Introduction

In this topic, you will find out how reading documents is improved.   (Read Mode, Magnify Tool / Object Zoom, Switch back to Edit Mode)

Read Documents
Working With Excel 2016
11 Lectures 24:42

Excel 2016 has all the features and data-crunching power you’ve come to expect from Excel—with a few key updates for the 2016 release. For example, a much improved way of working with templates, the great new flash fill feature, new ways of working with charts, the Quick Analysis tool, and the TIMELINE SLICER for working with PivotTables

Preview 00:52

Templates have been part of Excel for a few releases, but what’s new in Excel 2016 is the number of available templates and the way you gain access to them.

Streamline Workflow in Excel Using Templates

Templates have been part of Excel for a few releases, but what’s new in Excel 2016 is the number of available templates and the way you gain access to them.

Streamline Workflow in Excel Using Templates

Flash Fill can automatically recognize patterns across rows as you enter data and then copies those patterns down a column of entries.

Accelerate Data Entry With Flash Fill - Introduction

Wouldn’t it be great if Excel could anticipate what you want to add to a column? In this topic, you will accelerate data insertion with Flash Fill.   (Flash Fill, Turn Flash Fill on/off, Understanding Flash Fill Pattern Recognition, Difference between Flash Fill and Auto Fill.)

Preview 02:58

Excel 2016 offers a few new types of charts and has some great updates to how you interact with charts.

Incorporate Charts

Excel 2016 has some great updates to how you interact with charts.   (New Chart Types, Recommended Charts, Combo Charts, Chart Formatting, Data Labels)

Insert and Format a Chart

Excel 2016 provides a suite of powerful business intelligence tools to help you find the meaning in your data.

Preview 00:48

The Quick Analysis tools give you immediate access to data visualization and calculation tools. (Quick Analysis, Conditional Formatting, Color Scale, Totals, Sum)

Preview 02:17

Timeline Slicers are a new type of slicer you can apply to any PivotTable or PivotChart that contains dates in the data. The Timeline Slicer allows you to toggle between time periods in your data, using days, weeks, months, or years.   (Pivot Table, Apply Number Format, Timeline Slicer, Select Years/Quarters/Months/Days, Clear Timeline Filter)

Add a Timeline Slicer

With Excel's new PivotChart Drill Down feature, you can drill up or down within your data right in the PivotChart itself, to help you explore your data more deeply from directly within your charts and graphs.   (Pivot Chart, Filter, Drill Down Feature)

Drill Deeper into your Data
Working With PowerPoint 2016
9 Lectures 20:45

With updates to themes, a new presenter view, easier collaboration with colleagues and new ways to manipulate objects, you’ll be creating and delivering better presentations in a lot less time.

Preview 00:22

PowerPoint 2016 makes it much easier to select a theme and quickly start a presentation.

Apply a Theme - Introduction

Learn how themes can help you to create a great looking presentation with ease.   (Search for Themes, Narrow your Search, Choose a Theme, Select a Color, Reuse Slides, Templates vs. Themes, Share a Theme with Colleagues)

Apply a Theme

PowerPoint 2016 has some important updates on the way you interact with objects like Shapes, Images, Videos or SmartArt.

Incorporate Objects - Introduction

The new features like the smart guides, eyedropper tool and merging shapes makes your presentation look much better than before.   (Text Fill, Eyedropper, Format Painter, Slide Master, Smart Guides, Align Objects, Create Custom Shapes, Merge Shapes, Edit Points.)

Incorporate Objects

Make sure to master the new presenter view tools BEFORE you go on stage.

Leverage the Enhanced Presenter View

There are some great improvements to Presenter View, you should master the tools in the presenter view before you are in front of an audience!   (Presenter View, Testrun using one Screen, Pen Tool, Zoom Tool, Slide Notes, Blacken Screen,)

Using Presenter View During a Presentation

With Office 2016's focus on the cloud, collaborating with colleagues has never been easier.

Collaborate With Others on a Single Presentation

In this topic, you'll collaborate with colleagues on a single presentation.   (Share a Presentation, Publish Slides to a SharePoint Site, Edit a Document, Uploading a Picture)

Sharing a Presentation
Working With Access 2016
5 Lectures 11:42

Access 2016 has deep integration with SharePoint, SQL Server, and SQL Azure. With these powerful Microsoft products serving the back end, you can create highly customizable Access web apps.

Preview 00:45

Access 2016 now provides you with two types of apps you can create: desktop apps and web apps. Web apps are new in Access 2016.   (Desktop Apps vs. Web Apps, Views in Web Apps)

Explore Web Apps - Introduction

Find out how templates potentially can help you to reduce development time.   (Select a Template, Edit Views, Add Fields, Test the App, Publish a App to SharePoint.)

Explore Web Apps

Templates can dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to build an Access application.

Utilize Templates - Introduction

Access 2016 has many templates designed specifically for either web app development or desktop app development.   (Access Templates)

Utilize Templates
Working With Outlook 2016
7 Lectures 11:55

Did you know that the average "information worker" spends up to 60% of their day reading and sending emails? The new functions of Outlook will help you to save time.

Preview 00:27

Outlooks brand new look makes it much easier to navigate through email, calendar dates and tasks.

Navigate Through Mail, Calendars, People, and Tasks - Introduction

Because we all work so much in Outlook every click saved sums up on the long run. Especially the "peek" functionality saves time.   (Enhanced Navigation, Unread Message Indicator, Peek Feature, Navigation Options, Adding Contact, Weather Bar.)

Navigate Through Mail, Calendar, People, and Tasks

In Outlook 2016, there are a few new features designed to help you streamline the way you work with your messages, including new attachment options and a new feature called Clutter to help you keep your Inbox organized.

Manage Your Mailbox

Ever send an email and forget to attach a file? MailTips will help you to prevent that.   (Attach a File vs. Share a File in OneDrive, Attachment Options, Mail Tips, Attachment Reminder, Policy Tips.)

Attach a Cloud Document to an Email

To organize mail into folders is a good idea because it helps you to get organized and find mail much faster.   (Add a New Folder, Create Sub-Folder, Folder Options, Grant Access to Folders, Permission Levels, Favorites, Drag & Drop, Clutter, Clutter vs. Junk Mail)

Manage your Inbox Using Folders (incl. Clutter)

In Outlook 2016 (in Office 365 Enterprise implementations only), you can now create and manage your own Desktop Groups from the Outlook desktop application.   (Create a Group, Privacy Settings, Add People.)

Work with Groups
Course Follow-Up
1 Lecture 00:57
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