08Jun 2015

Microsoft offers a storage service called OneDrive. You may already be using OneDrive to store documents and other content in the cloud. This service is different from OneDrive for Business:

  • OneDrive is free online personal storage that you get with either a Microsoft account or Outlook.com. Use OneDrive to save documents, photos, and other files in the cloud, share them with friends, and even collaborate on content. You’re free to decide how you want to use it.
  • OneDrive for Business is online storage intended for business purposes. Your OneDrive for Business is managed by your organization and lets you share and collaborate on work documents with co-workers. Site collection administrators in your organization control what you can do in the library.
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26May 2015

Teamwork and Collaboration – Being able to work as part of a team displays one’s ability to get along with, and complete work-related tasks with, many different types of personalities. Teamwork and collaboration means Employees who play well with others. That means sometimes being a leader, sometimes being a good follower, monitoring the progress, meeting deadlines and working with others across the organization to achieve a common goal.

Flexibility – Employees who are flexible with their schedule and responsibilities don’t just say they’re a team player, they show it. That kind of can-do attitude is essential in the workplace.

Communication – With advances in technology, many young people are robbed of their ability to communicate effectively. Professionals need to demonstrate that they can communicate without technology by engaging with co-workers and clients in face-to-face conversation and sending professional emails. Effective Communication does not mean you have to be a brilliant speaker or writer. It does mean you have to express yourself well.

Confidence – confidence is knowing what you’re good at, the value you provide, and acting in a way that conveys that to others. Confidence is key when it comes to winning over both clients and co-workers.

Positivity – Instead of harping on others’ mistakes, show them the right way to do things and praise their improvements. The easiest way to give off a positive demeanour is to be receptive to others — and smiling never hurts.

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12May 2015

Ctrl + C   

Performs the Copy function. You can highlight a word, sentence, bullet point, image or object and press this combination to copy the text including the formatting.

Ctrl + M

Insert a new blank slide. No need to use the Home tab on the Ribbon.

Ctrl + N

Create a new presentation. Don’t go to the File tab or the Office button; just press this combination for a new blank presentation to appear.

Ctrl + O  

Open a new presentation. This will display the Open dialog box allowing you to navigate to any file on your computer. No need to go through the File tab or Office button for this function.

Ctrl + P   

Print the current presentation, this shortcut combination will open the Print Preview window.

Ctrl + S   

Save the presentation. If you have not saved the presentation prior then you will be prompted to give the presentation a file name and specific a location. If the presentation has already been saved before it will save any changes you have made since opening or since you last pressed save.

Ctrl + V   

Performs the Paste function. Use this to Paste anything you have previously cut or copied.

Ctrl + X   

Performs the Cut function. You can highlight a word, sentence, bullet point, image or object and press this combination to cut the text from its original location.

Ctrl + Z   

Undo. Undo. If you make a boo-boo, undo. just UNDO.. You can press this multiple times to undo multiple things.

F12   

The F12 button will automatically perform a Save As regardless of if the file has been saved before or not.

F4

This is one of my favourites! F4 = repeat! If you have just highlighted some text and applied a specific numbered list, highlight the next text and press F4 and it will repeat the last step for you. A big time saver!

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Charms

Win+C: Open charms

Win+Q: Search charm

Win+H: Share charm

Win+K: Devices charm

Win+I: Settings charm

Desktop

Win+D: Open Desktop

Win+,: Peek at desktop

Win+B: Back to desktop

Search

Win+Q: Search apps (tip: an even easier way to search apps is to just begin typing from the start screen)

Win+W: Search settings

Win+F: Search files

Windows 8 Apps

Win+Z: Get to app options

Win+.: Snap app to the left

Win+Shift+.: Snap app to the right

Ctrl+Tab: Cycle through app history

Alt+F4: Close an app

Other

Win+X: Open system utility settings menu

Win+PrntScrn: Take screenshot and save to Pictures

Win+Tab: Open switch list

Win+T: Preview open windows in taskbar

Ctrl+ESC: Start screen

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13Apr 2015

Add or Delete Columns Keyboard Shortcut

Managing columns and rows in your spreadsheet is an all-day task. Whether adding or deleting, you can save a little time when you use this keyboard shortcut. CTRL + ‘-‘ (minus key) will delete the column your cursor is in and CTRL + SHIFT + ‘=’ (equal key) will add a new column. From an earlier tip, think about CTRL + ‘+’ (plus sign).

Automatically SUM() with ALT + =

Quickly add an entire column or row by clicking in the first empty cell in the column. Then enter ALT + ‘=’ (equals key) to add up the numbers in every cell above.

Display Formulas with CTRL + `

When you’re troubleshooting misbehaving numbers first look at the formulas. Display the formula used in a cell by hitting just two keys: Ctrl + ` (known as the acute accent key) – this key is furthest to the left on the row with the number keys. When shifted it is the tilde (~).

Jump to the Start or End of a Column Keyboard Shortcut

You are thousands of rows deep into your data set and need to get to the first or last cell. Scrolling is OK but the quickest way is to use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + ↑ to jump to the top cell, or CTRL + ↓ to drop to the last cell before an empty cell.

Logic for Number Formatting Keyboard Shortcuts

At times keyboard shortcuts seem random, but there is logic behind them. Let’s break an example down. To format a number as a currency the shortcut is CRTL + SHIFT + 4.

Tab Between Worksheets

Jumping from worksheet to worksheet doesn’t mean you have to move your hand off the keyboard with this cool shortcut. To change to the next worksheet to the right enter CTRL + PG DN. And conversely change to the worksheet to the left by entering CTRL + PG UP.

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