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Do You Really Need Excel VBA Training?

(November 22, 2008)  Recently there has been a tremendous outcry in the Office community swirling around the rumour that Microsoft is removing Visual Basic for Applications from future versions of Office. Business managers are wondering if they should bother with Excel VBA training programs if the macro language is on ..

Microsoft Project Server Vs Microsoft Project

(November 22, 2008)  There are a number of project managers today that use Microsoft Project to create and track project plans to keep tasks on schedule. Project is a fine application for small endeavors with one person in charge. However as a project grows and more decision makers are involved, managers need an ..

The Critical Path in Microsoft Project

(November 22, 2008)  Training in Microsoft Project includes not only instruction on the software but basic project management techniques. One of the fundamental concepts of project management is the critical path. What Is the Critical Path? Most projects contain a large number of tasks. The critical path is the ..

Access Database Optimization - First Normal Form

(November 22, 2008)  Proper database design goes beyond techniques learned in Microsoft Access courses. Experience and further training will be necessary for all but the most basic database projects. The practice of database optimization, also called database normalization, is a collection of best practices in database .

Tips For Transitioning to Excel 2007

(November 22, 2008)  The migration to Excel 2007 from older versions doesn't have to be difficult. If you understand the potential problems, fewer problems will arise. Unlike other versions of Excel, there are enough changes in the newest version that it is worth enrolling in Microsoft Excel training for Excel 2007, ..

Myths About Online PowerPoint Training Courses

(November 22, 2008)  Corporate training has many options that weren't available a few years ago leaving many training coordinators confused about what is the best option for PowerPoint courses. One growing trend is online training. These courses have a lot of advantages over traditional instructor-led programs. . . or ..

Online File Sharing Makes Collaborative Authoring Easy

(August 17, 2008)  Documents written by two or more authors are often stronger than single-writer works. Each team member brings different assets and the finished product can be more comprehensive and detailed. Collaborative authoring with someone down the hall can be difficult enough. Collaborating on a project ..

A Guide to Backing Up Your Business Data Online With a Bare ...

(August 16, 2008)  Traditional offsite data backup involves storing discrete files that can be restored as needed. This is fine when replacing a few files because the originals were corrupted. However in the event of a major disaster that requires a complete system rebuild, restoration is a tedious process of ..

How to Create an Offsite Data Backup and Restore Plan

(August 16, 2008)  Once a business accepts the need for regular remote backups, the IT department requires a written backup and restore procedure. Creating such a plan doesn't have to be difficult and will reduce confusion so that your data storage system is protected. Creating a Backup Plan When creating a backup ..

Protect Your Precious Memories With Online Backup

(July 11, 2008)  Although some of us yearn for a time before computers, we live in a digital world. Many of us own computers not for our own benefit, but because our friends, children, and grandchildren insist on using email and digital photographs to communicate with us. However computers fail. They stop working ..

Remote Backups Make Unattended Operations Easy

(June 17, 2008)  Although offsite data backups are a key part of a data recovery program, they can be time consuming and troublesome. Using an online server backup program means that your vital system information can be protected with a quick and truly unattended process. No Media Juggling Traditional backups to ..

Is Your Online Data Storage Secure?

(June 17, 2008)  Online backup is growing in popularity as an easy, safe, and inexpensive part of businesses’ disaster recovery plans. Before implementing such a program, you need to be sure that your backup provider offers a secure environment for your data. 128-bit Secure Socket Layer When you connect to ..

Does Your Business Need Online Server Backup?

(April 20, 2008)  Every business is about information. From the local plumber to a multinational IT corporation, information is the backbone of how modern commerce works. What protection does your business have against data loss? Every Business Needs a Backup Plan Lost data translates to lost money. Client ..

Critical Things to Consider When Choosing an Online File Sto ...

(March 24, 2008)  Though most individuals and businesses know how important it is to backup their computer data, many people still don't! Most people say that they don't backup their data because they are unsure of an easy process for data storage. There are essentially two ways to backup data - either an in-house ..

Access VBA Training Adds Power to Your Databases

(March 16, 2008)  Most database projects can be created using the basic commands in Access. VBA training however, gives you the tools to add powerful features to your database to make it even more useful. VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) is a computer language included with all Microsoft Office applications. If ..

Get More Out of MS Access Courses

(March 15, 2008)  Of all of Microsoft's products, Access is the one that users find most challenging. Relational databases require a change in thinking and carry an intimidating learning curve. It makes using Access something that is difficult to pick up quickly. MS Access courses are a big help to the new or even ..

How to Get the Most From MS Project Training Courses

(March 14, 2008)  Microsoft Project is a powerful application but many people find it confusing. It is difficult to learn on one's own and to get the most from MS Project, training courses taught by experienced and certified instructors are the best choice. As a student, you need to do more than just show up on the .

Database Tips From an Excel Training Course

(March 14, 2008)  The benefit of an Excel training course is not just learning new things but also learning new ways to do old things. An experienced instructor provides hints and shortcuts that have you designing spreadsheets in new ways. For example, let's look at tips from Excel training courses that can help in .

How To Define Tasks for MS Project

(March 14, 2008)  Training is an important step in learning to use Microsoft Project. It is a complicated piece of software which is very powerful but can be frustrating to the new user. Instructor-led courses let users get proficient with the software much more quickly than self-study will. However MS Project ..

Using Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced Techniques

(March 14, 2008)  Judging by most office PowerPoint presentations, most employees don't realize that there is much more to PowerPoint than just graphs and text bullets. How many important points have your co-workers failed to get across in meetings because of dreadful presentations made with PowerPoint? Advanced ..

Do You Have Trouble Understanding Databases? Consider a One- ...

(March 14, 2008)  A relational database such as Microsoft Access is a powerful way of organizing and querying a large amount of information. Users new to Access often have trouble grasping the basic concepts. Even experienced Office users, website designers and computer programmers find the information hard to ..

Microsoft Office Training for Office 2007

(July 25, 2007)  Many businesses are upgrading their older versions of Microsoft Office to Office 2007. Microsoft has made some fundamental changes to the interface and functionality of the software suite and some users may have trouble with the transition. Revised interface The most obvious change in Office 2007 ..

Microsoft Excel Training - Not Just for Newbies Anymore

(July 25, 2007)  If you've been using Excel for a number of years, you may feel you already know everything you need to know. You are in a comfort zone and feel that Microsoft Excel training would be a waste of your time and your employer's money. As long as you can do your job, you feel that you've learned all you .

Tap the Power of Recorded Macros with MS Excel Courses

(July 23, 2007)  Many Microsoft Excel will never need to move beyond basic commands and formulas to accomplish their data management tasks. However, Excel offers so much more versatility once you move beyond the basics and MS Excel courses can illustrate how by using a powerful function called a macro. Ever feel ..

Powerhouse Tips from Dreamweaver Training

(July 23, 2007)  If you've been using Dreamweaver for a long time, you may think you know it all. Odds are however, that you could still benefit from learning a few tips and tricks to make Dreamweaver more powerful and versatile. Even experts can benefit from Dreamweaver training. Here are a few things you might ..


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