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Jon Hood

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Microsoft Word 2016: New Features

Posted by Jon Hood  /  August 2, 2016  /  Word, Microsoft Office 365, Office 2016   —   7 Comments ↓

Let me begin by telling you that I am REALLY excited about some of the new and upcoming improvements to Microsoft Office 2016.

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Tags: Word, Microsoft Office 365, Office 2016

What the Heck is the Cloud?

Posted by Jon Hood  /  July 7, 2016  /  Microsoft Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

That’s probably the most commonly asked question I hear when I deliver training these days. As more and more organizations deploy Office 365 and Google Apps, for example, people hear this buzzword and are mystified by it.

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365

Got Office 365? Planner is here!

Posted by Jon Hood  /  June 17, 2016  /  Microsoft Office 365, Productivity   —   No Comments ↓

Before I begin, let me just say: I am already a complete fan of Office 365 Planner. I really like it!

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365, Productivity

Office 365 Updates: New for Spring 2016

Posted by Jon Hood  /  June 9, 2016  /  Microsoft Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

With Office 365, updates happen. And the newest features of Office 365 that were released a few weeks ago are steadily making their way to businesses and end users.

So what’s new in the Office 365 updates this time? Our short video highlights some of those new features.

Office 365 Updates

In this video, we highlight some changes to SharePoint Online, Outlook Online and the ability to "like" a message for more of a social feel in a business setting.

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365

What is Clutter? Outlook Users Want to Know

Posted by Jon Hood  /  May 5, 2016  /  Outlook, Microsoft Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

With newer versions of Outlook, you may have noticed the arrival of a folder named Clutter. You also may find yourself asking, what the heck IS Clutter? What does Clutter do? Why is Clutter moving some of my messages out of the inboxwhen I don’t want it to? Can I turn Clutter off?

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Tags: Outlook, Microsoft Office 365

Adjust Skype Notifications and Status Alerts in Skype for Business

Posted by Jon Hood  /  April 29, 2016  /  Microsoft Office 365, Skype for Business   —   3 Comments ↓

Sometimes, we want to be notified if a particular contact in Skype changes their online presence status. Sometimes, we don't. In this video, I go over “Tag for Status Change Alerts”. These Skype notifications will produce a popup message every time our contacts become available or go offline.

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365, Skype for Business

How to Use Windows 10 Virtual Desktop

Posted by Jon Hood  /  April 15, 2016  /  Windows   —   No Comments ↓

Use Windows 10 Virtual desktop to help organize multiple hatsIf you are like me, you probably have many different hats that you wear at work on any given day. I encourage you to try the Windows 10 virtual desktop feature to organize your work and maximize your productivity!

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Tags: Windows

What is Delve?

Posted by Jon Hood  /  March 31, 2016  /  Microsoft Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft Office Delve will help you discover the most relevant people and documents that are trending around you. Check out our video on this awesome Office 365 application, promoting collaboration and transparency within organizations. You can quickly find out what other people are up to and they can do the same!

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365

Create a Visio Org Chart from Excel

Posted by Jon Hood  /  March 10, 2016  /  Excel   —   3 Comments ↓

One of the most exciting parts of my job is to coach people, saving them time and making their day a little bit easier. I've found myself saying, "My job is to make you look like the hero!"

I used that phrase today, which inspired me to write about it. I just finished teaching a course on Microsoft Visio and the highlight was the lesson on organization charts, a huge hit among Visio users. Just click on the Organization Chart template to get going.

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Tags: Excel

Multiple Timelines in Microsoft Project 2016 [Video]

Posted by Jon Hood  /  February 10, 2016  /  Microsoft Office 365, Office 2016   —   No Comments ↓

Timelines are a great way to give stakeholders a snapshot of how a project is going. But a single timeline can get stacked and cluttered. The solution? Multiple timelines in Microsoft Project. In this video, I'll show you exactly how to use this very cool new feature and export an image perfectly for Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365, Office 2016

SharePoint Success Through Establishing Goals

Posted by Jon Hood  /  February 2, 2016  /  Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint   —   1 Comments ↓

 

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint

Analyzing Earned Value in Microsoft Project 2013

Posted by Jon Hood  /  January 14, 2016  /    —   1 Comments ↓

Earned value is a powerful tool for monitoring project scope, time and cost, and it can help give you a picture of the total project performance.

Microsoft Project 2013 allows you to analyze and manage earned value, and in this video, I'll show you how!

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10 Productivity Hacks Using Office 365

Posted by Jon Hood  /  December 10, 2015  /  Microsoft Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

You may be asking, "How can I make my team as productive and efficient as they can be and make the most of Microsoft Office 365?" Ultimately, you want to learn ways to maximize functionality to increase efficiency. Well, that's exactly what Office 365 is built to do!

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365

How to Organize your SharePoint Team Site for Optimal Results

Posted by Jon Hood  /  November 10, 2015  /  SharePoint   —   No Comments ↓

Make your SharePoint team sites sparkling clean

As you're building, creating and managing your organization's SharePoint team sites, it's critical to do some planning. Big time planning. Even planning on evolution, which may be why you're asking how you can create a logical and strategic setup for a team site that's already getting overwhelmingly difficult for users. How do you organize your SharePoint team sites for optimal results? Well, that depends on how you're using SharePoint, the size of your organization, and how much freedom users have to make changes.

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Tags: SharePoint

How to Change Your Office 365 Password

Posted by Jon Hood  /  October 15, 2015  /  Microsoft Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

Changing your work or school account password in Office 365 for business is pretty easy! If you’ve completely forgotten your password and you need to reset it, use the self-service password reset tool (if your admin or workplace technical support has enabled it). Otherwise, you’ll need to contact them for help.

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365