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Free SQL Training

Are you looking for an introduction to the Structured Query Language? About Databases offers several free resources that might help you get started on the road to learning this important language.

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Steve Ballmer to Step Down as CEO of Microsoft

Ballmer and Windows Phone 8 HardwareMicrosoft has built an empire around software but is seeking to transition to other areas. This is one reason Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer cited in his recent decision to step down within the next year.

A Look at Microsoft’s Business Goals for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year

According to Ballmer, who will most likely retire, “There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time. We have embarked on a new strategy with a new organization and we have an amazing Senior Leadership Team. My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company’s transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.”

This came as part of the official announcement posted by Microsoft last week.

Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet interviewed Ballmer this past week, which included questions about his biggest accomplishment and regret. I also found an article exploring Ballmer’s mixed results at the helm of Microsoft by Don Clark and Shira Ovide of the Wall Street Journal insightful. Both of these articles offer links to candidates for Ballmer’s successor.

Changes on this scale may be delayed in coming but will certainly affect Office and the many other areas of Microsoft’s business.

Microsoft Office Resources, Tutorials, and More

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Back to School Tech Deals

I have been taking a look around the web at various sites featuring back to school deals. My favorite list this year comes from Mashable.com. Denise Lu shares 12 Back to School Deals You Can’t Pass Up. Her list features hardware, software, mob…

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Best iOS apps for August 2013

Top 5 Stock Market Apps for iOS

I found some great stock market apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. These apps help with managing your portfolio, researching stock picks and getting real time market news. Some have technical analysis features and let you do virtual trading…

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Creating an Access 2013 Database from Scratch

Many people choose to create their first database using one of the many free Access 2013 database templates. Unfortunately, this isn’t always an option, as you sometimes need to create a database with business requirements that aren’t met by o…

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My Experience Using Quickoffice

Image of Quickoffice ProOne of the productivity solutions I use nearly every day is Quickoffice.

Quickoffice was acquired by Google last year, and represents another mobile or online office software app option for users of Android or iOS devices.

For more details on my experience using this app, check out my Quickoffice App Review.

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Sorting Database Reports

In a recent forum message, a user wrote:

“I’m sure this is a simple fix, but i can’t figure it out. I created a simple report from a query and asked it to sort/group it by category. The report works but it lists the category ID instead of t…

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Back to School with Google Apps, Google Docs, and Google Apps for Education

Google Apps for Education GAFE LogoThe Google Drive blog features a post from a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer, showing you great ideas for back to school with Google Apps and more.

Wendy Gorten shows you how to create classroom rules, get to know your students, and get involved with Google Apps for Education. She writes:

“Google Drive is the all-in-one tool I wish I had my first year of teaching. It not only keeps all of your lesson plans, activities, and research organized, but it’s an outstanding way to engage your students, give them feedback, and give their writing a real audience–like their peers or classrooms around the world.”

More back to school resources:

  • Microsoft’s Best Templates for Students
  • Microsoft’s Best Templates for Instructors & Administrators
  • Best Sites for Academic Software Deals
  • List of Student or Academic Office Software & Apps
  • Office 365 Back to School ‘Throwback Sweepstakes’

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Windows 8.1 to Include 20 New Apps Including Skype

Skype LogoMicrosoft’s next rendition of Windows 8 is approaching with 20 new apps including Skype, a popular communications tool.

Skype integration has been a developmental strategy for Microsoft over the past year or so. In the coming year, Skype itself will likely gain improvements as well, particularly for use in organizations.

  • Skype for Windows 8 – What is Skype?
  • What’s All the Skype Hype?
  • Microsoft Lync’s Increased Integration with Skype
  • The New Skype in the Workspace Tool – Free!
  • Check Out Skype Video Messaging for iOS, Android, Mac
  • Social Media and Collaboration Apps for Windows Phone 8

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Office 365 Back to School ‘Throwback Sweepstakes’

Microsoft is offering a sweepstakes to win an Office 365 subscription or Microsoft Surface tablet. Fair warning, it may involve getting over any shame you may harbor regarding your retro school photo…

Details on entering the sweepstakes can be found be visiting the Office facebook page.

More about Office 365:

  • Microsoft Office Mobile App for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and iPad Mini through Office 365 Plans
  • Microsoft Office Mobile App for Android through Office 365 Plans
  • All About Microsoft Office 365
  • Office 365 and Office 2013. . .What’s the Difference?
  • Office 2013 and Office 365 List of Programs: New Features
  • Microsoft Office 365 Tools & Tips
  • Office 365 University

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