Microsoft® Windows® 8 and Office 2013: Making the Transition


Mobile devices are widely used. As a result, many business professionals find themselves performing a greater number of work-related tasks, from a variety of devices, regularly. You may find yourself included in this group of multiple-device users, although you might still perform a significant amount of your work from a desktop or a laptop computer. Being able to access your work from nearly anywhere is a matter of convenience and efficiency, but it also has its drawbacks. Some devices simply don't have the ability to run many of the applications you use in an office setting. You have likely experienced the frustration of trying to review a document from a mobile device only to encounter an error message.
With the release of Windows 8 and Office 2013, Microsoft has made strides in bridging the gap between your laptop or desktop PC, and a variety of mobile devices. While this may bring us one step closer to the ability to work anywhere, any time, from any device, it can present some challenges. How can an operating system designed to work on mobile devices also function on a PC? How can you make a smooth transition from one type of device to another? And, how compatible can these vastly different environments really be?

Office 2013 Professional Pro requires an Office 365 account. You will be prompted to sign up for an account to download the software. Follow the onscreen prompts to create your account and download the software. If you already have an Office 365 account, use your current login credentials.
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Target Student:
This course is designed for students who wish to make a switch from using a PC running on the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system with foundational knowledge and skills in Office 2007 or 2010 to using a PC running on the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system with Office 2013 in a business or work-related environment.

To ensure success, students should have a prior working knowledge of the Windows 7 operating system and Office 2007 or 2010. Students should be proficient in the general use of personal computers and related peripheral devices and should have experience using either Office 2007 or 2010. To meet these prerequisites, you can take the following Logical Operations courses:
Windows® 7: Transition from Windows® XP
Microsoft® Office Windows® 7: Level 1
Microsoft® Office Word 2010: Part 1
Microsoft® Office Excel® 2010: Part 1
Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2010: Part 1
Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2010: Part 1

Course Content
Lesson 1: Navigating the Windows 8 Environment
Topic A: Log in to Windows 8
Topic B: Navigate the Start Screen
Topic C: Navigate the Desktop
Lesson 2: Working with Common Features
Topic A: Use Modern Apps
Topic B: Use the Charms
Topic C: Use File Explorer
Topic D: Use the Control Panel and the Task Manager
Lesson 3: Customizing the Windows 8 Environment
Topic A: Customize the Start Screen
Topic B: Customize the Desktop
Lesson 4: Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013
Topic A: Common Features
Topic B: Office 2013 and the Cloud
Lesson 5: Working with Microsoft Word 2013
Topic A: Edit a PDF
Topic B: Work with Tables
Topic C: Edit Documents
Topic D: Read Documents
Lesson 6: Working with Microsoft Excel 2013
Topic A: Streamline Workflow with Templates
Topic B: Accelerate Data Insertion with Flash Fill
Topic C: Incorporate Charts
Topic D: Analyze Data
Lesson 7: Working with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
Topic A: Apply a Theme from the Start Screen
Topic B: Leverage the Enhanced Presenter View
Topic C: Incorporate Objects
Lesson 8: Working with Microsoft Outlook 2013
Topic A: Navigate Through Mail, Calendars, Contacts, and Tasks
Topic B: Connect to Social Networks
Appendix A: Using Internet Explorer 10

Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students with a prior knowledge of Windows 7 and Office 2007 or 2010 will be able to perform common tasks within the Windows 8 environment and Office 2013. :
You will:
Navigate the Windows 8 environment.
Work with common features.
Customize the Windows 8 environment.
Identify new features of Office 2013.
Modify documents by using Microsoft Word 2013.
Enhance worksheet data by using Microsoft Excel 2013.
Augment a presentation by using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.
Navigate the Outlook 2013 environment.
Duration (in days)