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Essential Skills for SharePoint Administrators and Developers

Essential Skills for SharePoint Administrators and Developers

Microsoft SharePoint centralizes document storage and collaboration to help companies organize, manage, and share documents. Today, it’s one of the top business collaboration platforms, as two out of three enterprise employees use SharePoint.

As more businesses migrate to SharePoint (Microsoft claims that it's adding 20,000 users every day), the demand for experienced SharePoint administrators and developers will increase. Companies need to ensure their IT teams have the skills to manage and customize the highly technical SharePoint platform.

The Next Evolution of the Cloud

The Next Evolution of the Cloud:
Q&A with Kailash Sawant, Enterprise Cloud Architect at Microsoft

Cloud technology has altered nearly every aspect of the IT industry, along with the way we work and the way we live. But what’s next? We sat down with Kailash Sawant, Enterprise Cloud Architect with Microsoft, to discuss the next evolution of the Cloud, the future of Digital Transformation, and how predictability and automation will further shape our world.

Writing Web Applications that Access SQL Databases

Writing Web Applications that Access SQL Databases

Guest Author: Rob Foulkrod, Technical Instructor

I was recently asked a question by a prospective student, who was just beginning to get into web app development, and while emailing my response, I thought that the information would also be valuable to many professionals out there who are interested to learn more about what's covered in some of our popular Microsoft Visual Studio courses. Below is the question, followed by my response.

Infographic - Office 365: The Productivity Hub

Infographic - Office 365: The Productivity Hub

Take a visual tour of the many Office 365 applications and features with our friend Jack from Cadence Bike Tours. Learn about each application and the collaborative nature of Microsoft’s premiere Office platform.

Can Microsoft Edge Compete with Other Browsers?

Can Microsoft Edge Compete with Other Browsers?

Microsoft has dominated the desktop operating system market for decades with Windows. Throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s, they capitalized on that position by introducing many iterations of their Internet Explorer web browser and quickly captured the vast majority of the market. Without diving into the history of the browser wars too deeply, let’s just say that better alternatives eventually arrived, and Microsoft’s grip on the Internet began to slip. 

Top 20 Technical & Application Courses of 2017

Top 20 Technical & Application Courses of 2017

The New Year is often a time when many businesses and their employees begin to think about ways to introduce formal learning solutions into their development plans. New Horizons offers a large selection of courses to help students further their knowledge and proficiency of software and other areas of technology. 

In 2017 we provided almost 14,000 classes to students in all formats, including: Private Group Training, Instructor Led Training (ILT), and Online LIVE classes (OLL).

Which Office 365 Subscription Plan is Best for Your Organization?

Which Office 365 Subscription Plan is Best for Your Organization?

Office 365 is an excellent option for many reasons; not only does it bring security to your network, it also has a variety of applications and services that were specifically designed to help employees collaborate more effectively. Plus, since Office 365 is a subscription service, you get access to the latest version of Office and online apps for as long as you subscribe. 

But how do you know which subscription plan is best for your organization? Office 365 offers several options for several industries, and even different levels of each product to help organizations get only what they need.

Office 365 Services, Apps & Features Explained

Office 365 Services, Apps & Features Explained

Beyond the traditional desktop and online applications within Office 365, such as Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word, there are several additional services, apps, and add-ins that you may not know even exist, let alone know how and why they may be valuable to you, your colleagues, and/or your business. 

The goal of this article is to review a great majority of the available (non-traditional) Office 365 services, apps, and features, and give our readers a better understanding of how and why they're used. Hopefully, too, this information will help our audience better decide whether they might be interested in acquiring any of these products for themselves or their organization.

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: