What's New in Office 2013 and Windows 8?
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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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Last updated 5/2015
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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Requirements
  • It is recommended to have a copy of Windows 8 and/or Office 2013 installed on your computer... Or your colleague/friends computer.
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.
Who 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
54 Lectures
03:51:42
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What's New in Office 2013 and Windows 8? - Overview
1 Lecture 00:37

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

Preview 00:37
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Lesson One - Navigating the Windows 8 Environment
6 Lectures 31:58

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.

Preview 06:23

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.

The Start Screen
08:30

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.
Apps
06:56

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.
Install an App
02:59

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.
Navigate the Desktop
06:43

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.
Navigating the Windows 8 Environment - Summary
00:27

Navigating the Windows 8 Environment - Quiz
3 questions
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Lesson Two - Working with Common Features
8 Lectures 44:49

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

Preview 00:36

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.
Use Modern Apps
08:04

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.

Preview 06:05

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.

Preview 12:34

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.

Libraries
06:05

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.
The Control Panel
07:16

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.
The Task Manager
03:36

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

Working with Common Features - Summary
00:33

Working with Common Features - Quiz
4 questions
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Lesson Three - Customizing the Windows 8 Environment
6 Lectures 14:39
A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.
Preview 00:25

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.

Pin to Start and Unpin from Start
03:47

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.
Create and Rearrange Groups on the Start Screen
03:43

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.

Customize Tiles
02:20

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.

Customize the Desktop
03:56

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

Customizing the Windows 8 Environment - Summary
00:28

Customizing the Windows 8 Environment - Quiz
2 questions
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Lesson Four - Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013
4 Lectures 12:37
A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.
Preview 00:41

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.

Common Features
04:22

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.

Office 2013 and the Cloud
06:53

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

Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013 - Summary
00:41

Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013 - Quiz
2 questions
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Lesson Five - Working with Microsoft Word 2013
6 Lectures 28:59

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

Preview 00:28

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.

Edit a PDF
08:43

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.

Work with Tables
05:55

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

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.

Read Documents
05:27

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

Working with Microsoft Word 2013 - Summary
00:35

Working with Microsoft Word 2013 - Quiz
4 questions
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Lesson Six - Working with Microsoft Excel 2013
9 Lectures 43:35

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

Working with Microsoft Excel 2013 - Lesson Introduction
00:28

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.

Workflow with Templates
08:16

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.

Workflow with Online Templates
03:22

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.

Accelerate Data Insertion with Flash Fill
03:44

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.

Preview 05:28

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.

Incorporate a Clustered Column Chart
11:03

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.

Quick Analysis
02:45

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.

Slicers
08:00

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

Working with Microsoft Excel 2013 - Summary
00:29

Working with Microsoft Excel 2013 - Quiz
4 questions
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Lesson Seven - Working with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
5 Lectures 26:05

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

Preview 00:22

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.
Apply a Theme from the Start Screen
09:06

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.

Leverage the Enhanced Presenter View
06:10

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.
Incorporate Objects
09:59

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

Working with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 - Summary
00:28

Working with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 - Quiz
2 questions
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Lesson Eight - Working with Microsoft Outlook 2013
5 Lectures 16:37

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

Preview 00:28

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.

Open a PST File
04:01

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.
Navigate through Outlook 2013
05:24

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.

Connect to Social Networks
06:14

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

Working with Microsoft Outlook 2013 - Summary
00:30

Working with Microsoft Outlook 2013 - Quiz
2 questions
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Lesson Nine - Using Internet Explorer 10
4 Lectures 11:46

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

Preview 00:34

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.

Preview 05:55

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.
Browse the Web in the IE 10 New User Interface
04:52

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

Using Internet Explorer 10 - Summary
00:25
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