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2014 Spring Tech Fest

Wednesday, April 30th - 9am to 3pm
Mark Clark Hall, Buyer Auditorium


Spring 2014 Tech FestCalling all Citadel Faculty and Staff!!

Since the upgrade to Office 365 for the campus mail system, The Citadel is now able to take advantage of some wonderful applications that will not only improve your daily work routine, but will also provide you with easier ways to collaborate and communicate with the rest of the campus. At the Spring Tech Fest, you can explore these new Microsoft applications and tools in Office 365, Office 2013, and Windows 8, as well as learn about the best uses and practices for them.

Our knowledgeable ITS staff will be on-hand to answer your questions, and there will also be a Microsoft representative, Eddie Reeves, to talk about the future possibilities that may be coming to our campus. A variety of break-out sessions will spotlight some of the neat features of these new products. The goal of this Spring Tech Fest is to not only give you an overview of these new applications, but to also get your input on what Microsoft tools we support should support in the future.

No pre-registration is required! PLUS - for every table survey you fill out and for every break-out session you attend, you will be entered to win one of several great door prizes!


Videos about the Spring Tech Fest

Richard Nelson, Director of ITS, discusses some of the Microsoft upgrades

An invitation from General Hines.

An invitation from Colonel Philipkosky.


The Fantastic Break-Out Sessions

OneDrive—What’s in your Cloud? (30 minutes) - 9am & 12pm, Mark Clark 228

OneDrive is your personal online (cloud) storage that comes with your new Office 365 account. It allows you to store, share, and edit documents from any computer with an internet connection. Collaborating with others is now easier with OneDrive. In this brief overview we will demonstrate how do to the following tasks in OneDrive:

  • Create and upload files
  • Share and stop sharing files
  • Delete files
  • Recover deleted files


OneNote: Microsoft's Handy Little Secret (30 minutes) - 9am & 12pm, Mark Clark 230 Greater Issues Room

This session will be an introduction to Microsoft's least advertised but, arguably, most useful application: OneNote. You will learn about opening notebooks, and the organization options that are available. You will also see a few of the special tools that make OneNote unique to the Microsoft suite.

If you haven't heard of OneNote, or if you've seen the icon on your desktop but never opened it, here's your opportunity to see what it does. If you HAVE used OneNote, please join us to share experiences and ideas. Collaboration will be encouraged.


Meet your new Office (30 minutes) - 10am & 1pm, Mark Clark 230 Greater Issues Room

Office 2013 has a clean new look with features you already know and use along with some new ones that are huge time savers. In this session you choose a program in Office 2013 to see its cool new features such as:

  • Edit PDF content in Word
  • Insert and embed online videos in Word
  • Flash Fill in Excel
  • Recommended Charts in Excel
  • See your notes on your monitor with Presenter View in PowerPoint


Office 365 Mobile Applications (15 minutes) - 10am & 1pm, Mark Clark 228

From home to business, from desktop to web and the devices in between, Office 365 delivers the tools to get work done. Office 365 mobile apps allow you to take Office to go.

This breakout session will focus on four apps that will add powerful tools to your smartphone. Come to this session to learn about Office Mobile, OneDrive for Business, Lync 2013, and Newsfeed for your smartphone.


What's New with Outlook? (30 minutes) - 11am & 2pm, Mark Clark 230 Greater Issues Room

Curious about using the new email interface? Attend this introduction to Outlook 2013 for an opportunity to preview the new interface at a relaxed pace and alleviate your concerns about upcoming changes.


Getting Started with SharePoint Sites (30 minutes) - 11am & 2pm, Mark Clark 228

Have you ever wanted to share files quickly and easily with other users at The Citadel? Do you have a need for collaborative calendars? Do you wish there was a better way to keep track of content and information within your team or organization? If so, a SharePoint Site could be the solution to your problem. In this session you will –

  • Learn what a SharePoint Site is
  • Explore the basics of SharePoint document sharing and Office Online
  • Discover how to create sub-sites including newsfeeds or calendars for your team
  • Interact and have the opportunity to ask questions