Conditional Formatting for Outlook Appointments

I recently joined the Directions Training team and learned quickly that classes could be at any one of our training facilities, or off-site at a … [Read more...]

File History

File History, introduced in Windows 8, gives you a new way to protect your files. It replaces the existing Windows Backup and Restore features, … [Read more...]

Introducing Digital Textbook Updates

Always have access to the latest edition of a digital textbook! When you take a course from Directions Training using Microsoft Official Curriculum … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ways to Get Started Writing Your Own Apps for the Windows Store

Do you have the next great idea for an app? Do you know how to code? There is a fantastic opportunity to write apps for the Windows Store. Windows … [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...]

Dashboards in SharePoint 2013 using the Excel Web Access Web Part

You can easily display Microsoft Excel charts and tables using the Excel Web Access Web Part in Microsoft SharePoint 2013. This enables decision … [Read more...]

Using Sections in PowerPoint to Keep Organized

When you are working on a large PowerPoint presentation it is often necessary to rearrange the order of the slides. While there have always been many … [Read more...]

Locking Certain Cells or Ranges in a Protected Worksheet

By default, the Locked setting is turned on for every cell in a Microsoft Excel worksheet. This can be confusing because the locked setting doesn't … [Read more...]

Why Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013?

Here are just a few reasons why you should upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013. Office 2013 ventures beyond the mouse and keyboard to embrace … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why the Surface Pro 3 Will Change the IT Game

The laptop is dead. Long live the laptop! The desktop is dead. Long live the desktop! The tablet is dead. Long live the tablet! No, … [Read more...]

Removing Attributes in SCOM

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know about a question he runs into in SCOM. What is the easiest way … [Read more...]

Repositioning of the Chart Formatting Tools 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...]

Hybrid and Solid State Drives

In the past few years we’ve seen some long overdue improvements in data storage technologies. Every other aspect of computer technology has rapidly … [Read more...]

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...]