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Learn how to sign up for Power BI and begin using it for your personal report and visualization needs.

Power BI can be your personal report and visualization tool, and can also serve as the analytics and decision engine behind group projects, divisions, or entire corporations.
This article will walk you through your options on how to sign up and begin using the Power BI service.

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Microsoft Office 365 SWOT



Office 365 has boldly shifted Microsoft’s focus to the cloud. But about half its customers are not as bold, stubbornly staying on-premises or evaluating options. Technology business unit leaders can use this report to determine how to help with migration or poach them before settling in with O365.


SWOT Analysis

Microsoft could have stayed right where it was with Office and been happy for a long time. It created a productivity empire that has provided the only general-purpose content creation tools that a generation of workers in fluorescent-lit cubicles has ever known. “PowerPoint” has become as ubiquitous a term for presentation slides as “Coke” is for cola.

New ways of work (NWOW), exemplified by the interest in digital workplace strategies, pose a challenge to any provider of PC, file, and desktop-based software. Competitors (and some tradition-bound users) who hoped Microsoft would “rest on its laurels” and milk the Office revenue stream have been sorely disappointed. When Microsoft made its first foray with Office in the cloud, known as “Business Productivity Online Suite” (BPOS), it didn’t gain traction. Microsoft, the technology and the users weren’t quite ready for a digital workplace.

But Microsoft learned what it took to become a service provider, and after a rebranding as “Office 365” in 2011, things started to look up. Yammer — an online-only enterprise social networking service — was acquired in 2012, signaling Microsoft’s commitment in terms of investment and a new direction for cloud-only services. Following that was a long series of market strategies (such as migration tools, the TechNet website and building a partner ecosystem) and product innovations (including Teams, Delve, Planner and Sway) that leverage the power of the cloud and lure workers into new ways of working.

Figure 1 provides a graphical representation of Microsoft Office 365’s strength, weakness, opportunity and threat (SWOT) characteristics. Figure 2 provides an overview.

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Video: What’s new in Word Online

Watch this video to see how interactive Word Online has become:

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Gmail Conversation Format

Conversation or Chronological View

You can choose whether replies to emails are grouped in conversations and you can change the display of mail messages in your inbox and show them separately.

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the “Conversation View” section.
  5. Select Conversation view on (messages will be grouped) or Conversation view off (messages won’t be grouped).
  6. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.
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Office 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guides

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Office for Mac

System requirements for Office

To Purchase Office

What’s new and improved in Office 2016 for Mac

Release notes for Office 2016 for Mac

Uninstall Office 2016 for Mac

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Can’t add Office 365 Sharepoint right now

Thanks to a client that was experiencing this issue with Outlook on their MAC and adding another mailbox, continually got this message, “Can’t add Office 365 Sharepoint right now”

Found the answer here:

Try the below suggestion to see if the issue can be fixed:

1. Make sure you have quit Outlook and other Office apps. Go to KeyChain Access.
2. Search “Exchange” under Login –> All Items and delete everything.
3. Search “Office” and delete everything.
4. Search “ADAL” and delete everything.
5. Launch Outlook.
6. You will get the activation prompt.  If the account is already added, you will see the password prompt for app and ADAL again. Please do 2-Factor Authentication if asked. And then you should be able to login.


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LinkedIn Learning

Check this out! LinkedIn Learning brings you all the training you need for work, naturally with a subscription.

Train on the applications you need with courses at all levels

154 Windows courses

202 Excel courses

201 Office courses

166 Word courses

73 Outlook courses

83 PowerPoint courses


Thousands of courses covering business, technology and creative skills


Unique insights for creating and delivering personalized learning


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Flash Fill

So one of the time saving features of Excel is called Flash Fill. Many of us have done this all along, manually, well now Excel does it for us! Here check it out, there is even a video to see how it works.


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Pivot Tables

How to create a Pivot Table in Excel 2016 will help to analyze data
“Being able to analyze all the data in your worksheet can help you make better business decisions. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, especially when you have a lot of data. Excel can help you by recommending and then automatically creating PivotTables (also known as Pivot Tables), which are a great way to summarize, analyze, explore, and present your data.
See Microsoft’s visual example of how it works.
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