Monday, February 24, 2014

The Windows XP Apocalypse

According to a recent USA Today article, Microsoft® plans to discontinue support for their ever-popular Windows® XP operating system in early April.
The many folks who still rely on Windows XP will have their own major concern to deal with in a few weeks. On April 8, XP reaches the end of the line. No, your XP computer won't suddenly blow up on that date. But it does mean that official support from Microsoft ceases. Microsoft will no longer issue patches or system updates to protect the machine against viruses, spyware and other malware that could result in crashes, or worse, the theft of personal information. If you run into any other kinds of snags, you won't be able to call Microsoft for technical assistance.
Unless you're among the brave few willing to muddle through without support, there are several considerations to be taken regarding whether you upgrade affected devices to the latest system (Windows 8.1), or purchase replacements. The article highlights several of these, including a link to a compatibility checker for software programs.

If you do upgrade to any of new Windows® versions (or convert to Mac), be it one device or 700, don’t panic. Atomic Training is ready to help ease the transition! The links below highlights a few of our most popular trainings on common operating systems.
Don't currently have access to Atomic Training? Request more information on how our just-in-time online training tutorials can help make your school's transition to a new operating system as painless as possible.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Infographic: Who's Making the Move to Windows 8?

Is your organization thinking about making the switch to Windows® 8? See how your organization's plans compare to others, by viewing the inforgraphic below. Also, make sure to check out Atomic Training's Windows 8 training, to help make your transition even easier:

Windows 8 - What's New Training

Windows 8 Training
Windows 8.1 Training

Inforgraphic source: TechRepublic

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gain a Better Understanding of Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft® Outlook® 2013 is an email application available in the Microsoft Office® 2013 suite and designed for users to manage their personal information and communicate with others. The application includes features like task manager, calendar, contact manager, note taking, and more. The platform can be used by multiple users to share mailboxes and calendars. The Outlook 2013 platform delivers a fresh and intuitive experience to users.

Outlook components:

Mailbox: The most common use of outlook is to create and manage emails.  Providing a multi-page view for easy browsing of your mailboxes, the platform keeps in view today's email needs. 

Calendar:  Keep track of your schedule, appointments and meetings in one easy location. You can even see coworkers and employees’ schedules, all through Outlook's calendar management tool.

Contacts: Outlook can help people in staying connected with friends and co-workers. Use the contact area to keep track of people you know and any relevant information you may know about them. 

Tasks & To-Do Lists: Keep track of tasks you need to complete.  Tasks give you the ability to set due dates and reminders, making sure you never miss a deadline. You can also create to-do lists to help keep your day or week on schedule.

Learn how-to use all of these features and more with Atomic Training’s Microsoft Outlook 2013 training, and gain confidence in using this email communication application.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Windows 8 and the Different Versions Available

Windows 8 is another innovative product by Microsoft. Windows 8 will change the way you work on your personal or professional computer. Its smooth user interface gives you instant access to your contacts, apps, emails etc. so that you spend less time searching and more time working.

There are three versions of Windows 8:

Windows 8: This edition includes features like start screen with semantic zoom, live tiles, Windows Store, Internet Explorer 10, connected standby, Microsoft account integration, the Windows desktop and more. Ability to login with a picture password using gestures on your touch screen PC is a unique feature of Windows 8.

Windows 8 Pro: This version is designed for the enthusiasts and business users especially. It includes all the features and apps of Windows 8 plus Desktop server, Encrypting File System, Hyper-V, Virtual Hard Disk Booting, Group Policy as well as Bit Locker and Bit Locker To Go. Windows 8 Pro also provides an ability to participate in a Windows Server domain.

Windows 8 Enterprise: This edition is targeted for advanced users.  In addition to the Windows 8 Pro features, Enterprise Edition supports features like VDI enhancement, app locker and direct access to corporate networks. 

Once you determine which version of Windows 8 is right for you, take advantage of this operating system's new features and benefits with online training courses available on  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Check Out Atomic Training's Site Redesign

We have recently given our site a fresh new look! Make sure to visit and take a look around.

Atomic Training site screenshot

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Why Should Your Business Be Going Social?

Atomic Training is able to provide you and your staff with the Social Media training needed to get started. View the latest training available.

Infographic Source: Radiate Media