Computer Concepts Products

   

Our Computer Concepts product offerings from the Shelly Cashman and New Perspectives series have just released! These new products have been updated to provide coverage on Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge.

Discovering Computers 2017 Enhanced has a new web development appendix providing a hand-on opportunity to create a project in HTML5. New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016 Enhanced includes a new Programming appendix that gives students a step-by-step, applied introduction to programming. Understanding Computers Today and Tomorrow 16th Edition has been streamlined from 16 into 13 chapters and provides updated coverage on security, display devices, and robotics.

Contact your Learning Consultant or visit Cengage.com to learn more.

Office 365 Updates for February 2016

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For its February 2016 Office 365 Updates, Microsoft released a number of exciting new capabilities in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the first cumulative feature update since the initial September release of the Office 2016 apps (otherwise known as the “Deferred Channel” build) for commercial customers. Watch the video above to learn more or visit Microsoft’s Office blog.

Illustrated Products for Office 2016

 

 

We are very excited that our Illustrated Office 365 & 2016 product offerings have started to release. These new products provide detailed, accurate coverage of the Office 2016 applications including Access, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Office Introductory, and highlight innovative new features including new color schemes, the Tell Me feature in the ribbon and the Insight Panel with Smart Lookup.

Contact your Learning Consultant or visit Cengage.com to learn more about these titles and our other offerings. Additional pub dates are quickly approaching!

New Version of Outlook.com

Outlook.com users will soon enjoy a new and upgraded version of their online email experience. The preview phase is complete and Microsoft is rolling out the new experience to millions of users each week. If you’re already using Outlook.com, you do not need to take any action to get the upgrade. All of your settings and data will be automatically transferred.

Watch the video to see what’s new at Outlook.com or visit Microsoft’s blog to learn more.

Deferred Channel Build Replaces Current Branch for Business

Microsoft has renamed its Current Branch for Business releases, and will now refer to them as Deferred Channel Builds.

From Microsoft’s Office Blog: “The first Office 365 Deferred Channel build (previously known as Current Branch for Business) is now available for Microsoft Office 365 for Windows (including Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Business, Project Pro for Office 365 and Visio Pro for Office 365). The Deferred Channel allows organizations to choose an update schedule that reduces the frequency of feature changes for the Windows desktop apps, enabling IT admins and developers to have more time between releases to validate Office against their line-of-business applications, add-ins and macros. For information on the updates available in the Deferred Channel build, visit the Office 365 Client Release Notes.”

Microsoft introduced the new Office 2016 update model in September 2015. Since that time, customers have provided positive feedback for the ability to have control over the frequency of feature changes and have more time for validation. Microsoft has decided to further refine the update model as well as rename the service.

“Customers wanting to receive monthly feature and security updates can use Current Channel. Customers who want to limit feature changes to every four months can choose the Deferred Channel. Early access to a fully supported build for both channels will be available through the First Release for Current Channel and First Release for Deferred Channel.”

  • New Current Channel vs. Old Current Branch
  • New First Release for Current Channel vs. Old First Release for Current Branch
  • New Deferred Channel vs. Old Current Branch for Business
  • New First Release for Deferred Channel vs. Old First Release for Current Branch for Business

 

Shelly Cashman Products for Office 2016

   

  

We are very excited that our Shelly Cashman Office 365 & 2016 product offerings have started to release. These new products provide detailed, accurate coverage of the Office 2016 applications including Access, Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook and PowerPoint, and highlight innovative new features including new color schemes, the Tell Me feature in the ribbon and the Insight Panel with Smart Lookup.

Contact your Learning Consultant or visit Cengage.com to learn more about these titles and our other offerings. Additional pub dates are quickly approaching!

Office Insider Release Unveils Dark Theme

Office-2016-Black-Theme-1050x591 Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook now have a dark theme in latest Office 2016 Insider build

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The latest Office 2016 Insider build has revealed several new features including a dark theme in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. To activate dark mode, go into Options and under Office Theme, select Black.

Other updates includes new funnel charts in Excel and ink annotations in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. PowerPoint has been updated to provide information on what slide each person is working on during collaboration. Learn more from WinBeta.

Yammer for Office 365

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Microsoft has just announced that Yammer has been activated for every eligible Office 365 user without requiring additional action on the part of admins. What does this mean? All Office 365 customers gain the full benefits of Yammer. Users can easily access Yammer from the Office 365 app launcher or start a Yammer conversation from SharePoint and Office 365 Video Portal,  and soon from Delve and Skype Broadcast. Coworkers can share ideas and collaborate using Yammer’s flexible workspaces. Learn more on Microsoft’s blog or visit the Yammer website.