Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Help with Microsoft Office 2010

As you may have heard, we’re getting Office 2010 on our public computers soon, and eventually on our staff machines.

With Office 2007 Microsoft made some big changes on the interface which have continued with 2010, and they look a lot different than Office 2003 and have a lot of added functionality.

Microsoft heads into cloud with Office 2010: Rich Jaroslovsky
Business Week
June 9, 2010

Luckily, we have some help with all of this change to one of our basic software tools.

Through MELSA’s subscription to WebJunction Minnesota , we have free access to the following classes on the various components of Office 2010:

Office 2010 New Interface - Word & Excel

Office 2010: New Core Features

Office 2010: New Features for PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access

Office 2010: Web Apps and New features for Publisher and Mobile

To take a course sign up for a free account and click on the Courses button near the top of the page. These courses are under Microsoft Office (general).

Also, as part of Microsoft’s venture into the cloud, they’re offering access to free online versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. These apps are stripped-down versions of the for-pays, but should give you an opportunity to practice some skills you learn in the classes, and help you find where some of the basic functions are in the 2010 interface. You do need a WindowsLiveID or Hotmail email address, but those are easy to sign up for if you don’t already have one.

I will be posting this information on the Information Services Council’s intranet page as well.


Melissa @ Central.

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