What's New Videos

Visit the below Microsoft website to watch short videos on the new features for each Office program including Outlook, Word, and Excel. Scroll to the bottom of the page for all the video options.
What's new in Office 2013

Short Courses in Microsoft

A service available to VIU Faculty and staff, MELL provides access to a variety of Microsoft Office online courses. Click on the link below, enter your VIU employee computer account credentials, and follow the instructions to access the courses.
Microsoft Electronic Learning Library (MELL)

Other Resources

Quick reference guides obtained through Custom Guide Online learning.

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

Microsoft Office Blog

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

Office 2013 Security (Protected View)

Office 2013 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 2013 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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