Windows 7 has long been the preferred operating system for many businesses, even after the release of Windows 8 and Windows 10. Many business owners and IT decision-makers heard of Windows 8’s detractors and adopted an “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” mentality regarding upgrades. As a result, a number of businesses continue to hold onto Windows 7, despite the fact that Microsoft’s support for the operating system has dwindled since 2015. So why should Windows 7 users make the switch to Windows 10?
If your business is still using a previous version of Windows, you may be considering an upgrade. You should – Windows 10 is now the default operating system, and future software releases are not likely to include previous versions of Windows. However, diving into a critical upgrade without a strategy could prove disastrous. Consider these seven tips while outlining your business’s upgrade strategy:
Don’t expect your staff to meet a Microsoft Office 365 migration with perfect enthusiasm and seamless adoption. Resistance to change is a common outcome of a new program roll-out. Prepare your staff for implementation by tackling this potential problem head-on with proper migration communication planning. Take the following steps to prepare your staff to switch to Office 365 before launching the new platform for the best possible transition.
After successfully completing Microsoft Office 365 migration, you thought the hard part was over. Yet now employees are still submitting projects in the old format, or using outdated email to exchange information instead of the collaboration channels you painstakingly set up in Microsoft Teams. What went wrong? It could be that you skimped on employee training to properly use Office 365. If you notice any of these three warning signs in your office, odds are your team needs additional training:
Microsoft Forms is a simple, lightweight app designed to help you easily create surveys, quizzes, and polls. In a business environment, the tool can be used to collect customer feedback, develop strategies, and educate staff.
While not all of your employees need to be Excel experts, you don't want them to be totally baffled when they open up a spreadsheet.
Getting input from people is an important aspect of doing business in today's world. Yet collecting and analyzing information can be somewhat challenging, not to mention time consuming. Wondering if you can find a better way using some of the common software tools at your disposal? Yup. You can.
Maybe your company is like ours, and you use Excel to help keep track of many things. Pretty much every department and every employee has to use Excel at least a little bit.
It's hard to believe, but Windows 10 turned one on July 29, 2016. To develop Windows 10, Microsoft worked with over one million insiders who tested and provided feedback along the way. Then Microsoft offered a free upgrade to existing Windows users for the first year. Now that one year has passed, what changes can we expect?
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Working with dates in Excel can sometimes be a little confusing. Excel stores dates as sequential numbers that can be used in calculations.
Are you wondering if there is an easier way to locate recent and frequently used programs, apps, and files on your computer? The answer just might be pinning.
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Today’s leaders and top performers are adept at gathering information from others around them and putting it to good use. If you’ve ever used SurveyMonkey in your work, then I’ve got great news for you: using an Excel survey, you can get much better results than what’s offered in the free SurveyMonkey package. Surveys are a great tool for enhancing your managerial communication skills.
Are you wondering if you can customize how the Office 2016 programs look, making them more personalized and easier on the eyes?
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Have you ever used Slicers in Excel? Slicers make it easy for users to filter tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts. Timeline is a new feature to Excel 2013 that is similar to Slicers except it allows users to filter dates interactively. This is a must for anyone reporting using dates. Dates can be easily filtered by days, months, quarters, and years. Follow the steps below to learn how to insert and use a Timeline in your PivotTable in Excel.
Microsoft Excel 2013 has a button called Recommended Charts that helps users select from a list of customized charts that will best fit your data. You can have beautiful, easy charts in just a few clicks. Users can hover over the choices to view a live preview of the chart before deciding on which style works. Follow the steps below to view and select one of the available chart options.