Tag Archives: Microsoft Office

24 Must-Have, Everyday Workhorse Apps

Top 24 apps (logos shown clockwise from 7 o’clock): Timely, Accuweather, Gmail, Podcast Addict, Google Voice, Google Hangouts Dialer, Hiya Caller ID & Block, Google Keep, SimpleMind, MindMeister, Floating Stickies, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides, Wunderlist, Google Maps, Feedly, Puffin, Xodo PDF, FBReader, Pocket, Google Photos, Fast for Facebook, Twilight, Atmosphere

[Many of these apps will help you learn more stuff, consume training content better and generally upgrade your productivity! So while they all aren’t exactly training, many will be a great help in your quest to be a better self-directed learner. Enjoy!]

If you’re like me, your mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.) is loaded with apps. In fact, I’ve just checked and discovered that I’ve got hundreds installed! And that left me wondering, “How many of these things do I need? Which of these do I depend on every day?”

After some reflection, I came up with a list of my “24 must-have, everyday workhorse apps.” And, to the extent that they keep me personally productive, they help me be a better project manager and team member.  Most are FREE or have free versions available. See the complete list with brief descriptions at my WORTH SHARING site.

Microsoft’s Office Online Training

Topic: User training for the Microsoft Office family of computer software (many titles)
Format: Web-based self-study training with screen shots, animations, audio, sample file downloads and hands-on practice
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

Most of us use one or more of Microsoft’s Office productivity-enhancing software tools. But if you’re like me, you are using only a small fraction of the features and functions of any of these powerful products.  The good news is that Microsoft has created a large collection of well-designed, easy-to-use, and highly effective courses that will help you learn to get the most from your MS Office software… no matter which product you’re using.

And all of these great courses are free!

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Get to Know Your Outlook Calendar

Topic: Microsoft Outlook 2003 (Calendar)
Format: Self-study with screen shots, audio, sample file downloads and hands-on practice (about 1/2 hour)
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

Wow! This brief freebie online training package from Microsoft is well-designed and full-featured! Note: The training covers the full version of Outlook 2003 (part of Microsoft Office), not the free Outlook Express that comes with Windows. (Continued in Comment.)