Create Dynamic, Interactive Lessons With The New Office Mix App for PowerPoint

This is a real cool app for PowerPoint that captures your slide deck, audio, video, and quizzes.

Super easy to use and free!

Check it out at http://mix.office.com

-Carl

Microsoft offering visually impaired users screen reader software at no cost.

Microsoft and GW Micro are partnering to provide people who are blind or have low vision improved access to Microsoft Office. Customers who have purchased and installed any version of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013, including both perpetual and subscription clients, are eligible to download a free copy of Window-Eyes, GW Micro’s widely used and highly regarded screen reading software.

More info here.

-Carl

Why Learning Microsoft Office Matters – IDC Case Study

Top candidates for current and future jobs will be measured by capabilities and competencies, with 20 distinct skills bubbling up to the top in millions of high-growth, high-paying job postings, according to a white paper commissioned by Microsoft Corp. and released by IDC. The study provides insight into the skills students need for the top 60 high-growth, high-wage occupations that will account for 11.5 million new hires and 28 percent of job growth by 2020. Out of those skills, oral and written communication, detail orientation, and Microsoft Office proficiency top the list. Skills cited in the report include:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Detail attentiveness
  • Microsoft Office
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organizational skills

More info here.

-Carl

Free Office webinars every Tuesday

Join the Office team every Tuesday for free webinars about how to use Office programs. You can watch the Office 15-Minute Webinars live; or view them later by clicking the links below. They run 9:15 am-9:30 am Pacific time on Tuesdays with a live Q&A session to follow. We’ll add links to previous recordings below as they become available.

More info here.

-Carl