Chris Menard's Training Roundup | Issue #2

Posted on:  08/07/2020
Chris Menard's Training Roundup | Issue #2

Welcome to the second issue of my Training Roundup!

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The Training Roundup | Issue #2

  1. Microsoft continues to add new Excel templates and functionality to their new 'Data Types', this time they're offering a template called Big Life Decisions - City relocation helper template. This allows you to get data about cities, universities and also provides detailed steps to help organize your move. I go over it and demonstrate how it works in this video. You can read about it and download the template from Microsoft's Support Article.
  2. Also for Excel, the new Automatic Data Type with over 50 different data types (artwork, books, music, fictional characters, specialty topics such as yoga and much more) is available. In this video I give some examples with dog breeds.
  3. Zoom Meetings update: I try to sum up what's new with Zoom and other software every month. I summarize a major update for Zoom from August 4, 2020. There are at least 11 new meetings and chat features, such as: video filters, brightness controls, PowerPoint as virtual background and more. Watch it here.
  4. If you're going to be in a Zoom meeting and you're going to be sharing your screen, I offer 3 tips to make your meetings smoother, more professional and help prevent some privacy mishaps. Watch the video here.
  5. Microsoft is relentless in their pursuit of making Teams as good as (or better than) Zoom Meetings. They roll out update after update, one better than the last. In this video I run through new functionality added in Microsoft Teams recently. Don't miss popping out your meeting window, focus mode, together mode, notes and more.
  6. Microsoft Word dictation feature has been available for the desktop for some time but in Microsoft Word for the Web it introduces some extra capabilities: bulleted lists, undo, bold and italics and some formatting - all activated with your voice! Check out my demonstration video!

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Chris Menard

Chris Menard is a Senior Training Specialist at SurePoint Technologies. Chris is certified in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Menard has a YouTube channel with other 600 technology videos covering Excel, Word, Zoom, Teams, Outlook, Gmail, Google Calendar, and other resources that over 7 million viewers have very appreciated. Because of Chris's certification and expertise with Microsoft, Chris is a proud member of Microsoft's Creator Team. Being a member of Microsoft's Creator Teams means many of his videos are available on Microsoft 365 YouTube channel and Microsoft support websites.