Great Demo of how Skydrive and Office make collaboration easy for Students.
In addition to the free Office 2010 training game – Ribbon Hero 2 discussed here…
Another great way to help users get up to speed with Office 2010 features is the new getting started screensaver..
Well designed animations guide the user through the steps needed to complete various scenarios – across the suite of Office applications
The free screensaver can be downloaded here
Check out examples taken from the screensaver:
Imagine if Thomas Edison used OneNote 2010 when he was working on his light bulb ideas, or the Apollo 11 team had the power of Excel 2010 at their fingertips…….
These amusing and informative videos reimagine how Office 2010 could have aided some major historical events…
Microsoft has recently released Ribbon Hero 2 - a great game based training solution for Office 2010/2007 – and yes, it is completely free.
The game see’s the humorous return of Clippy, the Office Assistant from Office 97– a character many people found quite annoying – and after a few years trying to help office users – Clippy was dropped in 2001.
The game starts with Clippy looking for a new job – and asking you to help him format his resume. He then accidently boards a time machine – which travels through six different ages of time, starting with the Middle Ages. Each age requires a number of challenges to be completed before unlocking the next, more challenging level.
The game can be launched from Start menu, or from the Office Ribbon. The Office Ribbon also shows you current skill level and score – a nice touch.
Upon launch – you are presented with the selection page for your current skill level.
The game includes challenges for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Some challenges relate to both Office 2007 and Office 2010, others use functionality new to Office 2010.
Each challenge will earn you points – you can earn bonus points if you don’t use hints.
This is how training should be – both fun and informative
Great for home, office, school – wherever
I highly recommend Ribbon Hero 2
Download from www.ribbonhero.com
It works with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
There are 2 download options – for single users – download from the homepage
To install for multiple users of a PC– use the download from the FAQ page