Blog

NH Learning Solutions Blog

How to Embed a Web Video into Microsoft PowerPoint

How to Embed a Web Video into Microsoft PowerPoint

Videos can add an extra boost to presentations. Many people are visual learners and videos have proven to help keep people engaged with the content being shown to them. They can also make long presentations more enjoyable. Here is an easy way to embed videos into your PowerPoint presentations :

How to Use VLOOKUP in Microsoft Excel

How to Use VLOOKUP in Microsoft Excel

How often does this situation happen to you? You have 2 spreadsheets full of data and they need to be combined into one. What makes it even more difficult is that both tables are not organized in the same way, leaving you with data all over the place. There's an easy way to fix this.

3 Biggest Changes in Windows Server 2016

3 Biggest Changes in Windows Server 2016

Guest Author: Norm Kennedy, Technical Instructor

Windows Server 2016 was first released on September 26th at Microsoft's Ignite conference, and it's first major update was released this October. While it seemed on the surface like just another iteration, Windows Server 2016 represented a major shift in the design of Microsoft's operating systems. 

The list of new features is steep, but I believe that the most substantial changes for Windows Server 2016 are as follows: storage spaces, virtualization, and containers. Let's take a look now at how these changes can benefit users and businesses alike. 

3 Reasons Why Businesses Are Choosing Microsoft Azure

3 Reasons Why Businesses Are Choosing Microsoft Azure

According to Microsoft, "Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money." Similar to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure can be an extremely attractive service for any size business.

What is XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)?

What is XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)?

Three common cloud services are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)—collectively known as (SPIaaS)—but more and more vendors are coming up with new ways of delivering traditional services via the cloud. These creative approaches have led to the concept of "anything" as a Service" or X-as-a-Service (XaaS), where the X represents an unknown value, just like it did in your middle school algebra classes.

XaaS, the essence of cloud computing, refers to an increasing number of services that are delivered via the Internet, rather than provided locally or on-site. Plus, analysts recently forecasted the global XaaS market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 38.22% between 2016-2020.

Frequently Asked Questions about Microsoft Azure & the Cloud

Frequently Asked Questions about Microsoft Azure & the Cloud

Cloud has been one of the biggest trends for 2016 and continues its reign into 2017. The benefits have been stated over and over again but what are some of the new factors that will really push businesses to make the switch? Some of the most common questions that many IT people are asking are:

Top Security Features of Windows Server 2016

Top Security Features of Windows Server 2016

Securing Microsoft Windows Server has become a more important task this decade as the complexity of the typical IT environment increases. Most important technical infrastructures were once housed on-premises and directly overseen by the IT department; but now, these assets may be situated in a public, private, or hybrid cloud, or in a colocation facility.

What You Should Know About Windows Server 2016

What You Should Know About Windows Server 2016

In late 2016, Microsoft began shipping Windows Server 2016 after revealing it at that year's Ignite conference. The product had been in the works for years, having first become available as a technical preview in 2014. While it seemed on the surface like just another iteration of the decades-old franchise, under the hood, Windows Server 2016 represented a major shift in the design of the company's operating systems.

Which Microsoft Learning Method Should I Choose?

Which Microsoft Learning Method Should I Choose?

Microsoft is one of the leading names in technology and works hard to provide products to further businesses and everyday life. New Horizons is a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner, meaning there are many options to get Microsoft training and certifications through various courses. Traditional Instructor Led classes are available, but many additional learning modalities are offered to give a more accommodating way to get the training needed.

Here is a look at four distinct Microsoft learning methods for end users, as well as for IT professionals. We will leave it up to you as to decide which is the best option for you and the needs of your business. 

Microsoft Certification Spotlight - MCSE: Database Management & Analytics

Microsoft Certification Spotlight - MCSE: Database Management & Analytics

In March of 2017, Microsoft retired its MCSE: Data Platform credential and replaced it with the MCSE: Database Management & Analytics.