What's New in Office 2013 and Windows 8?

Let SONIC help you get up to speed on this latest version of Windows 8 and Office 2013!
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  • Contents Video: 4 hours
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

Microsoft has added a lot of new features in Office 2013 and Windows 8. Let SONIC help you get up to speed on this latest version!

In this course we will show you all the new features for the latest refresh of the Microsoft Office Suite (2013) as well as Windows 8. The first thing you will notice is the new, clean, look and feel of each Office 2013 application. For Windows 8, you will learn that not only do you have the ability to customize your user experience, but also that it's incredibly easy and fun! The biggest advantage to both Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 8 is that Microsoft has made it easier to be incredibly productive – both professionally & personally.

  • Log in to Windows 8.
  • Explore the new user interface.
  • Find your way around Charms and Apps.
  • Customize Tiles.
  • Learn the basics of Office 2013 and the Cloud.

What are the requirements?

  • It is recommended to have a copy of Windows 8 and/or Office 2013 installed on your computer... Or your colleague/friends computer.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Log in to Windows 8.
  • Explore the new user interface.
  • Find your way around Charms and Apps.
  • Customize Tiles.
  • Learn the basics of Office 2013 and the Cloud.
  • Open, edit and read documents in Word.
  • Enhance workflow with Templates and charts in Excel.
  • Apply a theme and incorporate new objects in PowerPoint.
  • Open a PST file and connect to social Networks via Outlook.
  • Navigate and browse the New Internet Explorer 10 user interface.

What is the target audience?

  • For anyone looking to gain some knowledge and understanding of the New features of Windows 8 and Office 2013, this course is for you.
  • If you consider yourself to have an advanced understanding of Windows 8 and Office 2013, this course may not be beneficial.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: What's New in Office 2013 and Windows 8? - Overview
00:37

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

Section 2: Lesson One - Navigating the Windows 8 Environment
06:23

With Windows 8 there are options that you can choose from before even logging in! There is the Ease of Access menu, as well as shut down options. In this video you will learn how to navigate around the log in screen.

08:30

The new Modern User Interface may take some getting used to. Tiles are displayed with the applications name. Tiles can be organized to help you better perform daily tasks. In this lesson you will learn how to navigate the Start Screen.

06:56
When working in the Modern U.I. you can open multiple applications, but only one application can be displayed at a time. In this lesson you will learn how to switch and filp through the opened apps and once you open an application, you will learn how to navigate back to the Start Screen with one easy click.
02:59
Windows 8 provides a great application “Store” and this is where you can choose to install many applications on your computer. In this video you will learn how to navigate around the Windows Store and install an application to your Windows 8 device.
06:43
If you have ever worked within a Desktop environment, you will be happy to hear that Windows 8 has pretty much left the Desktop alone. In this video you will learn how to navigate around the Desktop, so you can easily perform your daily tasks.
00:27
An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.
Navigating the Windows 8 Environment - Quiz
3 questions
Section 3: Lesson Two - Working with Common Features
00:36

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

08:04
Not knowing how to navigate around an application can make performing tasks harder. In this video you will learn how to navigate around a modern application, allowing you to take advantage of all that Windows 8 has to offer.
06:05

Windows 8 has changed how you conduct a search. In this video you will learn how to perform a search using the new Search Charm.

12:34

File Explorer is where you will find yourself opening, renaming, deleting files and more. In this video you will learn how to browse your files using the ribbon.

06:05

A library is a collection of documents and other files that have been gathered into one place. Unlike with folders, you do not actually store files in a library. Rather, libraries gather content from other locations, including external drives, and provide you with a simple way to organize and access your information. In this video you will learn how to work with libraries.

07:16
Control Panel contains links to most of the tools used to configure various aspects of Windows 8. Learn where to find Control Panel and find out more about other places to view and change your settings in Windows.
03:36
Task Manager makes it easy to see which apps and services are using the resources on your PC. In most cases individuals use Task Manager to close applications that are not responding. In this video you will learn how to open and navigate within the Task Manager.
00:33

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Working with Common Features - Quiz
4 questions
Section 4: Lesson Three - Customizing the Windows 8 Environment
00:25
A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.
03:47

You may want to have easy access to your favorite websites, your email Inbox and other frequently used applications right from your Start Screen or maybe you want to remove seldom used applications from your Start Screen for easier navigation. In this video you will learn how to Pin and Unpin tiles to the Start Screen.

03:43
The start screen has a default color and background set-up. You may want to personalize your start screen by changing the background display and color. In this video you will learn how to customize your start screen.
02:20

When working in the new Modern U.I. you may find the tiles with changing pictures and text are distracting and you want to turn them off. In Windows 8 you can customize tiles, turn live tiles on or off, and resize the tile itself. In this lesson you will learn how to do all of these things.

03:56

You are familiar with working in the desktop environment from your previous experience with Windows 7. And, you realize the value in customizing this workspace to help you work more efficiently by putting the tools you use most often right at your fingertips. So, you'll be happy to hear that Windows 8 has retained the familiar desktop customization options from Windows 7.

00:28

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Customizing the Windows 8 Environment - Quiz
2 questions
Section 5: Lesson Four - Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013
00:41
A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.
04:22

Office 2013 has been modernized and some features such as social networking programs, people cards, the Modern UI and touch controls have been integrated. But you could also use Office 365 instead. We will tell you about the differences between Office 2013 and Office 365 and their common features.

06:53

In this lesson, you'll review some of the common features that span each of the core Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. You'll also explore the most exciting update in Office 2013, namely, how your entire Office environment is now fully integrated with the cloud.

00:41

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013 - Quiz
2 questions
Section 6: Lesson Five - Working with Microsoft Word 2013
00:28

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

08:43

In Word 2013, you can now open and edit PDF documents. The PDF document maintains its original layout and formatting. After making your edits, you can then save the document in any of the available file formats such as PDF, Word, or plain text.

05:55

Word 2013 has some updates to how you interact with tables. These updates make it easier to apply styles and borders and insert or delete rows and columns. In this topic, you'll work with tables.

07:51
Word 2013 offers a variety of new features that help make editing documents more efficient. In this topic, you will edit documents.
05:27

In some cases you have to read a document within Word and sometimes this document can be very long. In this lesson you will learn how to use the Read Mode so you can easily read documents within Word.

00:35

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Working with Microsoft Word 2013 - Quiz
4 questions
Section 7: Lesson Six - Working with Microsoft Excel 2013
00:28

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

08:16

Templates have been a part of the Excel experience for a few releases. In Excel 2013 the number of available templates have increased as well as the way you gain access to them. In this lesson, you will learn how to streamline workflow with templates.

03:22

In Excel 2013 the number of available templates has greatly increased. In this lesson, you will learn how to streamline work flow with online templates.

03:44

In Excel 2013 you can now accelerate the rate your data is entered and Excel makes performing this task easy by using Flash Fill. In this lesson you will learn how to use Flash Fill to accelerate your data insertion, saving you some extra time.

05:28

A combo chart combines two chart types into a single chart. In previous versions of Excel, you could create combo charts, but you would have to build them by hand. In Excel 2013, Combo is now one of the chart types.

11:03

When working with charts, the default chart type is a Clustered Column Chart, and this type of chart compares values across categories. In this video, you will learn how to create and customize a Clustered Column Chart.

02:45

Sometimes you finish a calculation but you want to analyze the data. Excel 2013 gives you the ability to analyze your data with ease. Excel 2013 provides a suite of powerful business intelligence tools to help you find the meaning in your data. In this topic, you will analyze data.

08:00

In this lesson, you will learn how to use a timeline Slicer. This new type of Slicer can be applied to any PivotTable or PivotChart which contain dates within the data.

00:29

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Working with Microsoft Excel 2013 - Quiz
4 questions
Section 8: Lesson Seven - Working with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
00:22

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

09:06
Adding a theme gives your presentation that extra POP needed to engage your audience. In this video you will learn how to apply a Theme, making your presentation come to life.
06:10

Office has added some great new changes to the Presenter View giving you the ability to make your presentations stand out. In this video you will learn how to navigate around the Enhanced Presenter View.

09:59
New features have been added when it comes to incorporating objects. When you are moving a picture around the Smart Guide will appear displaying a dotted line across the slide. In this video you will learn how to use new features added in PowerPoint 2013.
00:28

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Working with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 - Quiz
2 questions
Section 9: Lesson Eight - Working with Microsoft Outlook 2013
00:28

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

04:01

A PST File is used to save Outlook information like mail messages, contacts, tasks, appointments, etc. In this lesson you will learn how to find and open a PST file, and view the contents.

05:24
Within Outlook you can of course check you mail, organize your events by using the calendar, add your daily tasks and now easily organize all of your contacts. In this video you will learn how to navigate Outlook 2013.
06:14

Outlook 2013 has integrated a new feature where you can now connect your account to social networks allowing you to easily stay in touch with your friends and co-workers. In this video you will learn how to connect your Outlook account to a social network.

00:30

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Working with Microsoft Outlook 2013 - Quiz
2 questions
Section 10: Lesson Nine - Using Internet Explorer 10
00:34

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

05:55

Knowing how to provide search topics and how to switch between pages will give you the ability to use the power of the internet. In this video you will learn basic navigational skills when it comes to using the internet.

04:52
You already have a solid understanding, and likely a lot of experience, navigating the web in the Desktop environment. Transferring that understanding and experience to the new IE 10 environment will provide you with the ability to work in both IE 10 environments comfortably, efficiently, and productively.
00:25

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

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