Turn an Email into a Meeting Invite

Did you know that you can turn an Email into a Meeting Invite in Microsoft Outlook? You can do so with one simple click! All the recipients of the … [Read more...]

SharePoint 2013 AppCentricity

Of the many changes to the 2013 version of SharePoint Server, one stands out absolutely. The most radical change SharePoint users will experience is … [Read more...]

Using the Recommended Charts Tool in Excel 2013

Creating charts using Microsoft Excel is nothing new, this has been a core feature of Excel for a very long time. However, in Excel 2013 there are two … [Read more...]

Synchronizing Runbooks in SCSM 2012

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know about a recent student issue he had. Issue: After creating the … [Read more...]

Save One or More Outlook Emails to a Word Document

Ever wish you could just save your emails into Microsoft Word without having to do a copy/paste? You can! Simply perform the following steps below to … [Read more...]

Enhanced Presenter View in PowerPoint 2013

Delivering an effective PowerPoint presentation often goes beyond the text and graphics that are on the slides themselves. It is also a matter of the … [Read more...]

Create Your Own In-House Dropbox: Work Folders in Windows Server 2012 R2

Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive…There’s a lot of get-your-files-from-anywhere kind of services out there, but seriously, do you love the idea of … [Read more...]

An Eye on Your Data

Let’s say you have a very large worksheet in Microsoft Excel and want to view how any changes in one area will affect the totals and other … [Read more...]

SCVMM Software Updates

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know… During a recent discussion of procedures used for managing … [Read more...]

Directions Training to Provide Scholarships for 2014 Fifty for the Future® Awardees and their Faculty Sponsors

We are happy to announce that for the 2nd year in a row, Directions Training will provide each Fifty for the Future awardee a $1,000 scholarship and a … [Read more...]

3 Fast Ways to Restore Functionality to Your User’s Windows 8.1 PC

When your users are having problems with their PC you need to ensure that you can restore its functionality as quickly as possible with minimal impact … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to Office 2013

Cloud Compatibility With Microsoft Office 2013, it is now possible to store and sync all of your documents across all of your Windows devices, so … [Read more...]

Migrating Files from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8

One of the frustrations for Windows XP users who have decided to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 is that they cannot perform a true upgrade. Upgrading … [Read more...]

System Center 2012 R2 Requirements

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know… Now that System Center 2012 R2 is fully released and being … [Read more...]

Top 5 Things to Know About OneDrive

By now you’ve probably heard at least something about Microsoft’s change from SkyDrive to OneDrive. Most people are like, yeah, whatev’s, but there’s … [Read more...]

Publish a Slideshow as a Video to YouTube

You can save your PowerPoint slideshow as a video and publish it to a video-based website like YouTube. Below are the steps. 1. In PowerPoint 2010 … [Read more...]

Microsoft OneDrive

Starting April 1, 2014, Microsoft will be offering OneDrive, their cloud storage technology for new business users. It is already part of the Office … [Read more...]

Windows XP Support Ending

It’s now widely known that Microsoft ‘support’ for Windows XP is ending on April 8th, but what is less known is exactly what that means and more … [Read more...]

Video Editing Tools in PowerPoint

While it has always been possible to embed Videos and Music into Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, it wasn’t always easy to manipulate them after … [Read more...]

Introduction to Parallel Query Execution

SQL Server has the ability to execute queries using multiple CPUs simultaneously.  We refer to this capability as parallel query execution.  … [Read more...]