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Lynda.com offers a variety of online courses on Office 365 and Office 2016.


Lynda.com Online Courses

Lynda.com: Skype for Business Essential Training

Take the Skype for Business Essential Training course on Lynda.com:
https://www.lynda.com/Skype-tutorials/Skype-Business-Essential-Training/574675-2.html

Description from Lynda.com

Skype for Business is included in Office 365 that allows you to communicate and collaborate with individuals throughout your organization. Skype for Business includes instant messaging, audio and video conferencing, online meetings, and screen sharing. In this course, Nick Brazzi shows how to take advantage of all the capabilities of this robust collaboration platform. Nick begins by showing how to install Skype for Business and navigate the interface. Next, he explains how to send instant messages, initiate audio and video calls, and share and present files in a meeting. Plus, Nick demonstrates how to set up scheduled meetings and impromptu gatherings, and covers how to use Skype for Business via mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Topics include:

  • Installing the Skype for Business application
  • Touring the interface
  • Managing contacts
  • Sending instant messages
  • Switching between call types
  • Starting a call from Outlook 2016 for Windows
  • Starting a conversation from Outlook on the web
  • Scheduling meetings with the Office 365 calendar
  • Joining a scheduled meeting
  • Sharing extra content during a call
  • Recording a call or meeting
  • Using Skype for Business via an iOS or Android mobile app
Lynda.com: Outlook 2016 for Windows

Take the Outlook 2016 Essential Training course on Lynda.com:
https://www.lynda.com/Outlook-tutorials/Outlook-2016-Essential-Training/380383-2.html

Description from Lynda.com

Learn how to best set up and manage email, calendars, and contacts in Outlook 2016. This course begins with a tour of the interface and shows how to connect to a wide variety of email accounts, as well as OneDrive for online file storage. Author Jess Stratton then shows how to quickly create, send, and read email and reduce your inbox clutter; organize, group, and share contacts; and stay on schedule with calendars and tasks. Plus, learn how to back up your Outlook data in case you need to restore or move it to a different machine.
Topics include:

  • Connecting accounts: Exchange, Office 365, IMAP, and POP
  • Searching for mail
  • Saving attachments
  • Organizing mail with flags and folders
  • Creating new messages
  • Working with contacts in the People hub
  • Adding delegates to act on your behalf
  • Creating meetings
  • Creating tasks and notes
  • Backing up and moving Outlook data
Lynda.com: Outlook 2016 for Mac

Take the Outlook for Mac 2016 Essential Training course on Lynda.com:
https://www.lynda.com/Outlook-tutorials/Outlook-Mac-2016-Essential-Training/380384-2.html

Description from Lynda.com

Learn how to set up and navigate email, calendar, and contacts in Outlook for Mac 2016. The course begins with a tour of the interface and shows how to connect to Office, Exchange, IMAP, and POP email accounts. Author Jess Stratton then shows how to quickly create, send, and read email as well as reduce your inbox clutter. Also see how to best organize, group, and share contacts, and stay on schedule with calendars and tasks.

Topics include:

  • Adding email accounts
  • Reading mail
  • Saving attachments
  • Searching mail
  • Organizing mail with folders, flags, and filters
  • Creating mail rules
  • Adding signatures
  • Setting an out-of-office auto-responder
  • Creating new contacts and groups
  • Working with delegates
  • Creating meetings
  • Opening other calendars
  • Creating tasks
Lynda.com: Outlook 2016 Calendar and Tasks on Windows

Take the Outlook 2016: Time Management with Calendar and Tasks course on Lynda.com:
https://www.lynda.com/Office-tutorials/Time-Management-Outlook-2016-Calendar-Tasks/417090-2.html

Description from Lynda.com

Learn how to use the robust calendar and task management capabilities of Outlook 2016 to manage your personal and professional schedules. Author Gini Courter explains the difference between Outlook tasks and to-do lists, and shows how to use Outlook 2016 to make appointments, complete tasks, and find and organize your high-priority items. She also shows how to use built-in and custom Quick Steps to automate common or repetitive tasks, and use flags to follow up on important tasks. With these tips and techniques, you’ll spend less time planning your schedule, and more time working on what matters most.
Topics include:

  • Managing your time with Outlook 2016
  • Creating an appointment or event
  • Inviting others to meetings
  • Creating recurring meetings
  • Flagging email
  • Creating tasks and to-do items
  • Applying categories
  • Using built-in Quick Steps
  • Completing a task and sending an update
  • Setting calendar and task list options
Lynda.com: Outlook 2016 Calendar and Tasks on Mac

Take the Time Management with Outlook for Mac 2016 Calendar and Tasks course on Lynda.com:
https://www.lynda.com/Outlook-Online-tutorials/Time-Management-Outlook-Mac-2016-Calendar-Tasks/417087-2.html

Description from Lynda.com

Learn how to use the robust calendar and task management capabilities of Outlook for Mac 2016 to manage your work. Author Gini Courter explains how to use Outlook as a full-fledged time management system: for scheduling appointments, tracking and delegating tasks, and finding and organizing your high-priority items. She also shows how to schedule recurring meetings and tasks, and use flags to follow up on important items and quick to-dos. Plus, learn how to set Outlook preferences and options to support your work styles. With these tips and techniques, you’ll spend less time planning your schedule, and more time working on what matters most.

Topics include:

  • Managing your time with Outlook for Mac 2016
  • Creating an appointment or event
  • Inviting others to meetings
  • Creating recurring meetings
  • Applying categories
  • Flagging email
  • Creating and completing tasks
  • Working with reminders
  • Setting calendar options
Lynda.com: OneDrive for Business

Take the OneDrive for Business Essential Training course on Lynda.com:
https://www.lynda.com/OneDrive-Business-tutorials/OneDrive-Business-Essential-Training/490092-2.html

Description from Lynda.com

OneDrive for Business offers a cloud-based file management solution that integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office. In this course, Jess Stratton explores how to use OneDrive for Business to keep your files organized and accessible. Learn how to use the web interface or the OneDrive client app to upload, copy, delete, and download files and folders, and integrate with Office Online. Plus, find out how to share OneDrive files with others and work on files collaboratively.

Topics include:

  • Signing in to OneDrive
  • Syncing OneDrive
  • Working with OneDrive via the web or the client app
  • Uploading files and folders
  • Renaming, copying, downloading, and deleting files
  • Using OneDrive with Microsoft Office
  • Sharing files
  • Working on files simultaneously with coworkers
Lynda.com: Learning SharePoint Online

Learning SharePoint Online – 1h 41m
https://www.lynda.com/SharePoint-Online-tutorials/Learning-SharePoint-Online/682828-2.html

An introduction to SharePoint Online and basic features. Intended for end users who will be uploading and working with documents, or those that use resources on a typical SharePoint Team Site in the course of performing normal business tasks.

Topics:

  • Where SharePoint falls in the O365 landscape
  • Navigating, searching and browsing in a site
  • Uploading and creating documents
  • Coauthoring Office documents
  • Collaborating and networking
  • Using lists
  • Setting up alerts for lists and libraries
  • Using the SharePoint mobile app

 

Lynda.com: SharePoint Online 2017: Beyond the Basics

SharePoint Online 2017: Beyond the Basics – 3h 32m
https://www.lynda.com/SharePoint-Online-tutorials/SharePoint-permissions/636106/699061-4.html

This intermediate level course is intended for SharePoint Power Users or Site Owners. A power user serves as the ‘SharePoint expert’ without necessarily having to be a developer, administrator, or even belong to the IT department. Power users may be responsible for creating, modifying and customizing lists, pages and sub sites, building workflows using SharePoint Designer or modifying site permissions.

Topics:

  • Creating custom lists and libraries
  • Saving apps as templates for reuse
  • Creating and branding a site
  • Wikis
  • Modifying permissions
  • Customizing Search

 


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