Sending Instant Message Attachments Directly from an Office 2013 Application

A tip from Directions' Senior Applications Instructor... Did you know you can instant message an office file directly from the application?  Simply … [Read more...]

MORE POWER! MORE POWER! New G-Series VM’s available in Azure!

According to Directions' Microsoft Certified Trainer... Students who are new to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform are often concerned that the VM's … [Read more...]

Using Timeline Slicers in Excel 2013 Pivot Tables

More notes from “The Office Guy”… Excel has always had a lot of robust tools that allow users to analyze their data. Among the most popular tools … [Read more...]

5 Minute Look at a Windows 10 Preview Edition! Enter the NEW Start Menu!

Yep, that's right, the future of the desktop, laptop, and tablet is here in a Preview edition. Click Here to check out a Windows 10 Preview! You … [Read more...]

5 Minute Look at a Windows 10 Preview Edition! Enter the NEW Start Menu!

Yep, that's right, the future of the desktop, laptop, and tablet is here in a Preview edition. Click Here to check out a Windows 10 … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Make More Money & Advance Your Career in IT

Let’s say you've been in IT for a while. You dig working with technology and you don't despise the users who call in with their crazy questions. But … [Read more...]

Lync 2013

Lync 2013 streamlines communications for users, gives organizations the flexibility and control they need to better manage their communications … [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...]

3 Surprising Reasons to Get Certified in Microsoft Server (or any other technology)

So you've heard the banter and the opposing opinions about certification. Some folks are all about certification, and others are practically … [Read more...]

Text to Columns Function in Excel

Have you ever had an Excel worksheet where full names were combined into one cell and you needed to have the first name in one cell and the last name … [Read more...]

How to Get into the Cloud

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know… So, all this "cloud" talk got you seeing fuzzy elephants and … [Read more...]

How to Turn Your Windows 7 or 8 Laptop/Tablet into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Let's say you're on the road with a group of colleagues and everyone has a laptop or tablet. Of course, everyone is dying to check their email or … [Read more...]

Flash-Fill in Microsoft Excel 2013

Last month we introduced you to one of Directions Training’s Microsoft Applications Instructors who refers to himself as an “Office Guy.”  We also … [Read more...]

4 Steps to Making Your A+ and Network+ Exams as Stress-Free As Possible

n my last post, I talked about the study protocols you can follow to prepare for your A+ and Network+ exams. Now, I’m going to share with you what I … [Read more...]