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How to Easily Create Templates with Slide Master

Easily Create Templates with Slide Master

With the new year coming, many people will be presenting the numbers of last year and creating goals for next. This means a lot of presentations. Whether it's an end of the year address or a New Year boost meeting, you can easily create template presentations by using Slide Master in Microsoft PowerPoint.

How to Create More Effective PowerPoint Presentations

How to Create More Effective PowerPoint Presentations

There's nothing worse than having to sit through a boring presentation. Unless, of course, you're the one presenting. Many presenters use  Microsoft PowerPoint to share information and data more easily. But are these presentations engaging with the desired audience?

There are simple ways to pump up a PowerPoint, like adding relevant images, themes, and better organization. Making sure your PowerPoint presentation is more engaging can even help you feel more confident in your presenting skills. Here are some easy ways to help make that happen:

Report Builder is a Free Tool?!

Report Builder is a Free Tool?!

Guest Author: Eric Brockway, Technical Instructor

At New Horizons, our instructors are often asked questions by their students pertaining to real-world scenarios. One of the many benefits of attending training is the learning that goes on within the classroom amongst the students. Someone may ask a question that you've had yourself, or it may be a question you might have in the future. 

We asked our instructor staff to share some of those questions, and the result is our new blog series, Direct from the Classroom. Here is Eric Brockway's story:

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:

7 Skills Every Great Leader Should Have

7 Skills Every Great Leader Should Have

Simply because someone has worked for several years in a particular role or industry doesn’t mean they’ve automatically gained the qualities and skills needed to successfully lead a team. Also, being promoted to a management level position doesn’t automatically transition someone into a great leader.

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.

Get to Know VMware

Get to Know VMware

Virtualization has a multitude of purposes, from virtualizing servers to being a critical part of cloud computing. Many businesses can benefit from implementing VMware as well as getting employees trained and certified. But how exactly does it help? What is it and which products would be right for your business? These questions and others are answered below.  

How to Use Freeze Panes in Microsoft Excel

How to Use Freeze Panes in Microsoft Excel

Having long entries of data is what Excel was made for. However, it can cause confusion when you have large tables of data that can take some time to scroll to find the right information. Freeze Panes helps you keep track of categories as you scroll.

3 Conditional Formatting Features in Microsoft Excel

3 Conditional Formatting Features in Microsoft Excel

Excel is one of the most utilized tools in the Microsoft Office series. It's great for compiling data and organizing information. But in extremely large spreadsheets, single cells can get lost in the sea of numbers. Customizing cells helps those using the spreadsheet easily find and keep track of specific names, numbers, and other data. Tools like Conditional Formatting are made to help create easily identifiable cells based of certain settings. Below are 3 quick and helpful features to help you keep your data better organized.

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. 

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