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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

New Content Released: Adobe Creative Cloud, MS Office 2013 and more

Atomic Training has recently expanded its online training library to now include training on many popular Adobe® Creative Cloud™ applications, including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator and more. Also make sure to check out the the new training on Office 2013 and Office 365.

Adobe® Creative Cloud™ Training:
Dreamweaver Creative Cloud – What’s New? Training
Flash Creative Cloud – What’s New? Training
InDesign Creative Cloud – What’s New? Training
Illustrator Creative Cloud – What’s New? Training
Photoshop Creative Cloud – What’s New? Training

Other Recent Training Additions:
Office 365 – Admin Training
Project 2013 Training
Word 2013 – Tracking Comments & Changes Training
Word 2013 – Building References Training
Aperture 3 – Importing & Editing Training

Looking for more Office 2013 Training? Visit our website to see the full list of training that is offered.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Differences Between Office 365 and Office 2013

Microsoft Office® 365 and Microsoft Office 2013, while very similar in functionality, still have a few differences. Knowing the differences will help in deciding which is better for you and your staff.

First and foremost, Office 2013, once purchased, is yours to keep because you own it. Office 365, on the other hand, is subscription-based which means you pay a monthly or annual subscription fee for its use. So, depending on what you are using it for, having this flexibility may be useful.

Another key difference is Office 2013 packages can only be installed on one computer, while Office 365 can be used on up to five PCs/Macs or more depending on the product you purchase.

Office 2013 products can be purchased in the typical bundles, such as Home Office & Student, Office Professional 2013, etc., or as one-offs as well. When purchasing a subscription to Office 365, no matter if you want them or not, you get the whole suite of products including Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, OneNote®, Outlook®, Publisher®, Access®, SkyDrive®, and more depending on your subscription level.

Knowing these things in advanced can make your purchasing decision a lot easier. Once your decision is made, make sure to utilize your software purchase with easy-to-use online training from Atomic Training.

If you have more questions, check out Microsoft's FAQ.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Keep Up with Family & Friends Using Social Media

Keeping up with your family and friends can be a challenge. Lucky for you, Atomic Training has recently added a bunch of  new online social media training.   Learn how to add friends to Facebook®, create a hashtag on Twitter™, make a group video call with Skype™, share Web albums with Picasa™, and much more. 

Facebook Training

Twitter Training

Skype Training

Picasa Training

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Infographic: Facebook vs Twitter - The Facts

Check out these stats below on how many people use Facebook vs Twitter. Are you using either of these social media tools? If not, we have step-by-step videos to help you get started.

Infographic source: WickedVouchers

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Recent Site Changes Provide an Even Better User Experience

You asked, and we listened! We've recently made updates to our site for an even better user experience. Not only have we given our site a fresh, new look, we have also worked with Google to implement a top-of-the line search. This new search functionality allows users to find the answers to their technology questions faster
and easier.

If you don't already use Atomic Training, sign up for a 10-day free trial.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Atomic Training Adds Extensive Training on Excel 2013

Atomic Training has expanded its online training library to now include extensive training on Microsoft­® Excel® 2013. These three additional Excel series will give users a deeper understanding of how to apply features and functions of this application to their daily lives. 

Excel 2013 – Charting Training -
This online training series will provide users knowledge of how to use Excel 2013’s charting capabilities to effectively compare data and communicate information.

Excel 2013 – Evaluating Data Training -
This series will cover how to set, control and check that the data entered into Excel 2013 is valid. Get the most out of the data validation functions.

Excel 2013 – Frequently Used Formulas & Functions Training -
From using common formulas such as SUM, AVERAGE and IF, to more complicated formulas such as NESTED IF functions, viewers will learn common uses for a variety of formulas in Excel 2013.

Along with Excel, Atomic Training has also recently added in-depth training on other Microsoft® Office® 2013 applications including PowerPoint®, Word, Access® and more. See list of recent additions.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Message from Lisa Barnett

Lisa Barnett, CEO of Atomic Learning, the parent company of Atomic Training, wanted to take a moment to share why we do what we do.

Learn more by visiting our website

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New Content Released: Excel 2013, FileMaker Pro 12, Computer Basics & More

Atomic Training has expanded its online training collection to include 11 new series on Microsoft® Office® 2013 series and a new FileMaker® Pro 12 series. Also included in this large content release are tutorials on computer literacy basics, xHTML and more.

Microsoft Office 2013 Additions:

Other Great Additions:

For more information on any of our new training series, or if you would like to find out how you can gain access to this content feel free to contact us.

Friday, April 19, 2013

5 Tips to Effectively Tell your Story with Video

Here are some tips on how to effect change in your organization and beyond with video. These 5 tips can help you get on your way to producing effective videos.

1) Plan ahead:
Coming up with an engaging video from being to end might be a bit overwhelming - planning ahead can save you a lot of time in the end. Start with drawing up a simple storyboard. It doesn't have to be fancy, just start scribbling some ideas of how your story will get from start to finish. Your storyboard can help you come up with a list of scenes, camera shots, and props you will need. By working through this in advanced, you and your team will have a clear picture of what you want your video to look like.

2) Don't talk above their head:
One way to lose the attention of your audience is to speak over their head. For example, don't assume everyone knows the acronym for your library or organization. Make sure to clearly spell it out first, and only after that use the acronym. This way your viewers stay engaged in your story and don't feel lost.

3) Keep it short and to the point:
You want to make sure your video has only the vital information it needs to get your story across. If your video gets too long, your audience will lose interest.

4) Make it visually interesting:
Try using multiple scenes and/or different camera angles to make your video more visually interesting. Animations and transitions can also be a great way to add visual interest, but don’t go overboard and get too flashy - that's distracting. If you are using a voice to narrate you story, keep in mind that the video should be the part telling your story, not your narrator. 

5) Utilize your video making software:
Whether you are using Windows Movie Maker or iMovie, or you're into the more advanced tools such as Premier Elements or Final Cut Pro, make sure to get the most out what your software can offer. Video production tools have a lot to offer in terms of animations, transitions, audio settings and much more. Atomic Training can help you understand the ins and outs of your video production software. This way you can make the most of your videos and your viewers can make the most of your story.

Atomic Training is busy putting together an arsenal of trainings and how-to's to maximize your use of the technology you purchase.  Learn more about how to gain access to our training on video production software applications or training on other popular software applications.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Are You Getting the Most Out of Microsoft Office 2013?

Atomic Training’s newly added courses can help organizations fully utilize Microsoft® Office® 2013. Microsoft’s Office Suite has been redesigned and several common functions are now much easier to use. With courses on Excel® 2013, Word 2013 and PowerPoint® 2013, organizations are able to make the most of their software investment.

Check out these recently released online training courses:

Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Content Release: HTML5 and CSS3 Training

Atomic Training has expanded its online training collection to include HTML5 and CSS3 training.  Also included in this release are tutorials on software features ranging from internet browsing applications to music management and much more.

A brief description of the recently added training follows.

HTML5 & CSS3 Training -
This training series outlines the basics of both HTML5 and CSS3.  Learn about page formatting, form creation, how to add media elements, and more.

Safari®, Firefox®, Google™ Chrome, and Internet Explorer® Training -
These training tutorials will provide users with the information they need to fully utilize the tools and features of the most common internet browsing applications.

iTunes® 11 Training -
Get a better understanding of the iTunes® 11 interface, iTunes Store® and library in this training series.  Learn how to create playlists and use the Genius® feature as well as manage and back up media using iCloud®.

Other training added to the training library includes:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

3 Things You Didn't Know Microsoft Excel Could Do

Make sure you are utilizing Microsoft® Excel® to its fullest! Here are three things you might not have known Microsoft Excel could do:

1) Sparklines

With Sparklines in Excel 2010, you are able to provide a more in-depth view of the data other than just simply using the numbers. Use Sparklines to show trends such as increases and decreases or economic cycles. 
Learn how to create Sparklines

2) Pivot Charts   
Pivot Charts allow you to provide a picture for the data in your Pivot Table. Use Pivot Charts to help better explain data to your intended audience.
Learn how to add a Pivot Chart

3) Conditional Formatting  
By using conditional formatting, you are able to apply cell formatting based on specific conditions or criteria. Use conditional formatting to help make your data clear and easy to read, helping your team make more informed decisions.
Learn how to utilize conditional formatting

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Internet: A Decade Later

Stay up to day on the latest internet browsers with Atomic Training:
Firefox        |        Internet Explorer        |       Chrome         |         Safari


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Get the Most Out of Your iPad

If you recently acquired an iPad, make sure you are getting the most out of it.  Atomic Training offers extensive training on all of the latest iPad operating systems.

iPad iOS 6 - What's New? Training
iPad iOS 5 Training 
iPad iOS 4 Training

Start utilizing your iPad today, with
Atomic Training!