Hangouts—the popular app from Google—gives you the ability to get in touch with other Google users via messaging, video calls, and phone calls. In this course, learn how to make full use of Hangouts. David Rivers begins with the basics, including a tour of the interface. Next, he covers how to initiate one-on-one or group text chats. Then, David walks through the various options for making phone and video calls through Hangouts, including how to facilitate group video meetings and share your screen during a call. He covers how to use Hangouts on a variety of devices, including desktop computers, mobile phones, and tablets. Finally, David explains how to customize preferences and he shares some handy keyboard shortcuts.
Become a Microsoft Word power user in just a few minutes a week. This tips-based series helps you deepen your proficiency with Word, covering a variety of tools and techniques you can use. Learn how to work with templates, format documents, customize built-in styles and themes, master Track Changes, and more. Check back each week for a new pro tip from expert David Rivers.
Apache Spark is a powerful platform that provides users with new ways to store and make use of big data. In this course, get up to speed with Spark, and discover how to leverage this popular processing engine to deliver effective and comprehensive insights into your data. Instructor Ben Sullins provides an overview of the platform, going into the different components that make up Apache Spark. He shows how to analyze data in Spark using PySpark and Spark SQL, explores running machine learning algorithms using MLib, demonstrates how to create a streaming analytics application using Spark Streaming, and more.
Microsoft Azure Service Fabric is a platform as a service (PaaS) for creating and deploying highly scalable microservices-based cloud applications. In this course, get an overview of this powerful platform and learn the key development techniques necessary to produce cloud applications in Azure. Instructor Chander Dhall shows how to create stateful and stateless services locally and on the cloud, explains how to create a secure cluster in Azure that's deployed to the cloud, shows how to debug an application remotely, and more.