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...]

Lync 2013

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

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

PowerPoint: Using the Reading View to Deliver a Presentation

This month we’re going to look at a new, often overlooked feature of PowerPoint: Using the Reading View to deliver a presentation. This feature was … [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...]

Examining SQL Server’s I/O Statistics: Part 2

Part Two of Four: sp_monitor Using sp_monitor to get I/O Statistics sp_monitor is a system stored procedure that produces four recordsets that … [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...]

Five New Benefits of Access 2013

Host a Database in the Cloud with Office 365: If your Office 365 plan includes SharePoint, you can host Access 2013 databases with no extra setup … [Read more...]

How to Reset Default Spacing in Microsoft Word

Want to fix your default spacing in Word 2007/2010/2013? Have you recently upgraded from Microsoft Word 2003 and noticed the spacing is not the same? … [Read more...]

The Screenshot Capture Tool in Microsoft Office

Notes from the “Office Guy” at Directions Training: Here’s another cool feature found in Microsoft Office that you might not be aware of. Now, when … [Read more...]

Accessing SharePoint Data and Libraries

Once data has been added to your SharePoint Libraries and Lists, it would be convenient to access and manage this information using familiar tools … [Read more...]

The Importance of Microsoft Applications Training

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Applications Instructors wanted you to know… As an Applications Instructor, I deal daily with people who … [Read more...]

PowerPivot for Excel

One sheet in Microsoft Excel has a limit of 1,048,576 rows, but you may have millions of rows of data. So what do you do now? You can download the … [Read more...]

Texting Alerts from SQL Server Database Mail

The Issue: You need to get alerts from my SQL Server databases 24/7, but you don't always carry your laptop to check email and when you do, you may … [Read more...]

Working with a SharePoint Library

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know… Working with libraries in Microsoft SharePoint can be as easy … [Read more...]