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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota ( In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (, Communications Chair of PACT (, Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group ( and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group ( *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
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Webinars are a great way learn vital skills in a convenient way. Our new webinar series will bring you the tips and tricks you need to increase productivity right to your office or home.

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Microsoft Word...Use it Right!
April 20 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Have you ever wondered why Microsoft Word does what it does? Attend this 90-minute webinar to learn the basic functionality that all users should know to efficiently work with Microsoft Word. You'll discover how easy it really is to create documents that look more professional in less time. This webinar covers the major pain points of Word that often need further explanation and a few bonus topics!

Access Queries: Discover Techniques to Increase Productivity
April 22 2:00pm - 3:30pm
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn to save time and increase productivity when creating Basic Select queries to retrieve and analyze data in an Access Database. No matter what kinds of information you are working with in your Access Database, learning how to use Advanced Queries will help you better analyze your data and make better business decisions.

Save Typing Time with Excel Macros
April 30 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Save your hands from carpel-tunnel by learning to use Excel Macros. OK, so we can't actually prevent that; however, if you have a repetitive process (for example; typing or importing data) that needs to be done frequently or which takes a large amount of time, a macro may be a great time-saver and you can learn how to record and use them in just 90 minutes.

I Have Integrity, But Does My Excel Data?
May 5 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Do you ever share a spreadsheet with someone and get it back looking like a big mess? During this 90-minutes webinar you will learn how to maintain data integrity by limiting how users are able to enter data in Excel and what kinds of data they are able to enter.

Advanced Features of PivotTables
May 13 2:00pm - 3:30pm
You already know the basics of using Excel PivotTables, but there is much more to explore. In just 90 minutes, this webinar will uncover the many hidden tips/tricks that you can use to streamline workflow and increase productivity.

SharePoint Makes Your Work Life Easier...Learn How!
May 15 2:00pm - 3:30pm
You've probably heard others talking about SharePoint. Now you can learn how to incorporate MOSS 2007 (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) with Office 2007 to streamline document sharing, enhance knowledge transer, incorporate workflow and so much more. MOSS can also help cut budgets, save paper and increase productivity.

To Pivot or Not to Pivot...Managing Data with Excel PivotTables
June 5 2:00pm - 3:30pm
What are Excel PivotTables and why do I care? We will look at this highpowered tool that sets Excel apart from other spreadsheet applications. If you ever sort, filter, create formulas, subtotal, or chart your data, this class will make life more fun and exceptionally easier.

Someone Completed my Form in Acrobat Pro...Now What?
June 17 10:00am - 11:30pm
Many people create forms using Lifecycle Designer, which included with Acrobat Pro. This tool allows users to capture data in an easy and attractive way. But then what? No one has the time to manually enter their data into a spreadsheet or database. Now, you don't have to do that! In this 90-minute webinar you'll learn how to capture your data from your form in XML format and turn it into usable information in Excel, Access and many other applications.

It's So Easy, it's Almost Criminal...using Acrobat 9 for the Legal Community
June 17 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Working with your PDFs has never been easier and you can learn why from your office or home when you watch this 90-minute webinar. The enhancements Adobe has made to their latest version of Acrobat (Acrobat 9) are meant to help the legal community in new and exciting ways. In this 90-minute webinar you will discover how easy it is to use Acrobat 9 for creating PDF portfolios and for producing discovery with the ability to redact confidential information, including metadata, and Bates number the documents.

Small Tools to Help Manipulate Large Data Sets in Excel 2007
May 29 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Do you look at your data and wonder how to more effectively manipulate it? Or maybe, "How do I extract or bring in new data?" In this 90 minute webinar you will learn how to use the sorting and filtering tools to manipulate data. Also, discover how to use Excel's new "Table" feature to streamline sorting, filtering, formatting and formulas and explore the Subtotal feature as well as how to use the database functions and VLookups.

Word Mail Merge...It's Better Than You Think!
June 11 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Microsoft Word's mail merge feature is a powerful tool that helps automate document creation and more. Discover the correct way to use this feature in just 90 minutes. You'll also get tips and tricks on using advanced features of Mail Merge.

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