Office 2013: Easier File Sharing

It’s easy to see why Office 365 is now the most popular MS suite to date. With over 1 million subscribers since its launch earlier this year, it’s packed with all the great features that we know and love about Office, with the added bonus of online storage, file sharing and collaboration.

With new save and share functionality across Microsoft Office 2013 applications you can now share work instantly via a number of channels, both on and offline. This makes collaboration a whole lot simpler and echoes the sentiments of Office 365.


Share page in Word 2013Save directly to the cloud, a blog, email and more, the changes may not be revolutionary, but they will save you considerable time and effort compared to dated methods.

Integration with SkyDrive, Lync and other applications is helping offices across the globe run smoother. With the ability to save an offline document into your shared SkyDrive account, the possibilities for Office productivity are endless.

Both Office 2013 & Office 365 are revolutionising the way that businesses work. Starting with sharing, we see this as the first steps to a 100% online productivity suite.

How to: File > Share

For more tips and features on Word 2013 and other versions, browse Word training courses from STL, available London and UK wide.

Using Folder Pane/Peek feature for quick Outlook previews

new for microsoft office 2013The Folder Pane and the Peek feature provide quick and convenient ways to open your email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. One of the new features in Outlook 2013 is the ability to peek at the details of the other Outlook objects such as Calendar, Tasks and Email.

This is great for those times when you just need a quick overview of what’s going on and not the whole kitchen sink.

Folder Pane Excel 2013

How to: Hover cursor over Calendar on the Navigation Pane > Preview of the Calendar will appear with any appointments scheduled for the current day. The preview will stay until you move your mouse away from the peek window.

You can also dock the Peek window so it stays permanently visible on the right hand side of the screen like it would appear on the To Do Bar.

How to: At the top right hand side of the Peek window, click on the window icon as highlighted.

Peek at calendar in Excel 2013

For more tips and features on Outlook 2013 and other versions, browse Outlook training courses from STL, available London and UK wide.