Microsoft Resources

Office Training website
Here you will find Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook and more.
These are self-paced course lessons with a practice hands-on session if using 2010.

Microsoft Electronic Learning Library (MELL)

A service available to VIU Faculty and staff, MELL provides access to a variety of Microsoft Office online courses and that allow you to keep track of your learning using your My Learning Web space. Click the My Learning Catalog to launch a course. You have 12 months to complete your course and can return to a course in-progress by logging into My Learning.

Microsoft Office Blog

Microsoft Office Social Media Links
Office on Youtube Office on Facebook Office on Twitter Office on Linkedin

Other Resources

Quick reference guides obtained through Custom Guide Online learning.



There is a list of software on the left side of the page to browse through.

Office 2010 Security (Protected View)

Office 2010 includes a security feature called Protected View. Microsoft has specifically developed this technology to supplement antivirus in protecting Microsoft Office users from malicious Office documents. At this time Microsoft Office 2010 is configured to trust documents that come from internal sources such as shares and to not trust external documents from the internet or e-mails. This is Microsoft’s recommended best practice.

For this reason IT recommends that Protected VIew remains enabled on all VIU computers.

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Support for this service is available: M-F 8:00 - 4:30

Service is available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

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