Road to #21CLCC Photo Contest

As you pack and begin your travels to Orlando, have some fun and participate in our Road to #21CLCC Photo Contest!

Post a photo showing your journey on the road, or in the air, to Orlando, Florida for the 21st annual Cengage Learning Computing Conference.

Tag Computing at Cengage Learning on Facebook or @CL_Computing on Twitter, and you’ll be entered to win some cool Microsoft swag! Make sure you also use the #21CLCC hashtag. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 4 at the start of the conference and can pick up his or her prize at the Social Media table in the Learning Engagement Center.

One Week until the CLCC

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There’s only one week until the 21st annual Cengage Learning Computing Conference in Orlando, Florida! Review the conference agenda, travel and hotel information, and FAQs. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday, April 4 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. We encourage everyone at the conference to be active on social media and post using the hashtag #21CLCC. If you are unable to join us, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the CLCC happenings.

Bing Image Search Feature in Microsoft Office and Edge

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Microsoft recently announced a new image search feature that will be incorporated into Office products and the Edge browser via its Bing engine.The new Bing Image Search feature creates a simpler, more robust image-search experience for PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, InfoPath, OneNote, Publisher and Visio as well as Microsoft Edge.

“To try it out, just open any of those Office applications, such as Word, and click the ‘Insert’ tab at the top of the application, then select ‘Online Pictures.’ From there you’ll have the option to search for an image, and in return receive a grid of thumbnail images along with filters to narrow your search. To see the source and size of the image, just hover over it. You can view images that have been tagged as subject to certain license restrictions, or view all web images, depending on your needs and circumstances. You can then select an image that works for your particular situation by clicking on it and selecting the ‘Insert ‘button.”

For instructions on this new feature in Edge and to learn more, visit Bing blogs.

New Office 365 Admin Center and Reporting Portal

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Microsoft has rolled out a new Office 365 admin center that makes it faster, easier and more efficient to manage Office 365 accounts using the dashboard. It also has searching and reporting features.

The new Reporting Portal within the Office 365 admin center provides insight into how your users are using Office 365 . Use the Reporting Portal to monitor your service, identify issues, plan support, and identify training opportunities. Learn more about the Office 365 admin center and the Reporting Portal.

Office 365 Webcasts

Tune in to one of Microsoft’s Office 365 Webcasts to learn about deploying Office 365 at your school.

• Office 365 Education introduction webcasts: Tuesdays at 1 pm CST
• Office 365 ProPlus overview webcasts: Tuesdays 3-4 pm CST
• Office 365 Education deployment and technical webcasts: weekly, visit fasttrack.office.com for more information
• Deployment overview webcasts: Thursdays at 1 pm CST
• Technical overview webcasts: Wednesdays at 1 pm CST

Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and Power Query Add-In

Query in Excel 2016

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Get & Transform is a new set of features in Excel 2016 that provides quick and easy data gathering and shaping capabilities. Learn more with Microsoft’s Getting Started with Get & Transform in Excel 2016 guide. Since its release, Microsoft has continued to make updates to the Get & Transform feature set for Office 365 subscribers. Excel 2010 and Excel 2013 can also take advantage of these new features and updates by downloading the latest Power Query for Excel add-in. Learn more about Power Query with Microsoft’s Introduction to Power Query for Excel.

New Perspectives Products for Office 2016

 

 

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

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