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Graphic Design Tips & Tricks Weekly

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
John McWade, founder of Before & After and now senior staff author at lynda.com, presents a biweekly series that touches on all areas of design, helping designers new and old sharpen their skills and create more powerful work. This series covers a wide range of topics, from typography and layout to color and logo design, but each episode is a standalone technique that can be completed in just ten minutes or less. Tune in every other Monday for a new tip.

Web Video for Business: Creating an Online Series

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
As companies continue to churn out more video-based content, the web series has emerged as a fun way to hook audiences and help them connect with your brand's story on a deeper level. But while the very best online series can seem effortless, it takes drive, passion, and planning to actually ship content in this medium. In this course, Jem Schofield of theC47 shares what you need to know before the cameras start rolling. Jem provides practical insights as he helps the owners of Underground Sun, an indie record label, tackle each stage of the production process, from planning episodes to delivering content. Plus, the course wraps up with two finished episodes of the record label's series. Whether you need to craft video-based content for your business—or you just want to tell a great story—this course can help you get started.

SharePoint Advanced: Enhancing Functionality with JavaScript

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
JavaScript allows you to quickly and easily modify the functionality and look of SharePoint. Many site owners and administrators are intimidated by it, but you don't have to be a developer to leverage the power of JavaScript. This course helps you understand how JavaScript and SharePoint work together and what you can do with them. Communications and training professional Phil Gold explains why you should use JavaScript, provides example use cases, and explores the core components and JavaScript libraries that can be applied to SharePoint—at all user levels—to automate tasks, update the user interface, and even move data in and out of SharePoint.

Producing Podcasts

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
Want to share your message with the world? Start a podcast. Podcasts are more popular than ever, which makes podcasting a great way to capture an audience of engaged listeners. With today's inexpensive recording equipment and editing software, it's possible to self-produce a podcast from anywhere. This course is designed to take you step by step through the entire process, from planning your format and buying the right equipment to recording your podcast and uploading episodes for distribution. Instructor Danny Ozment has produced over 20 different podcasts, which are downloaded more than 100,000 times a month. Here he provides inside tips on choosing a name and an ideal length, recording clean audio, building an audience, and turning that audience into a community of followers.

Learning Static Site Building with Hugo

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
Websites are a key part of modern business. Having a professional-looking website adds legitimacy to everything you sell and say. Hugo is a static site generator that can help you build a simple website in minutes—without any plugins or advanced programming. In fact, you may find the static websites you build with Hugo are dramatically faster, cheaper, and more secure than those built with dynamic platforms like WordPress. In this course, instructor Nate Barbettini explains how to build professional-looking, cloud-hosted websites with Hugo. Learn how to set up Hugo, choose a template, add posts and pages, and build your site. Nate also discusses the various deployment options available for publishing: FTP, Amazon Web Services, and hosting services like Netlify.

Learning Static Site Building with Jekyll

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
Websites are a key part of modern business. Having a professional-looking website adds legitimacy to everything you sell and say. Jekyll is a free, Ruby-based static site generator that can help you build a simple website in minutes—without any plugins or advanced programming. In fact, you may find the static websites you build with Jekyll are dramatically faster, cheaper, and more secure than those built with dynamic platforms like WordPress. In this course, instructor Nate Barbettini explains how to build professional-looking, cloud-hosted websites with Jekyll. Learn how to set up Jekyll, choose a template, add posts and pages, and build your site. Nate also discusses the various deployment options available for publishing: FTP, Amazon Web Services, and hosting services like Netlify. Plus, learn how to set up a custom domain with a secure HTTPS connection in Netlify.

Node.js for C# Developers

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
Since its inception in 2009, Node.js has continued to grow in popularity. With its rapid prototyping and development tools, Node.js has moved from the startup to the enterprise as the full-stack framework of choice. This course is intended to help transition C# and .NET developers to enterprise Node.js development. Instructor Robby Millsap reviews the benefits and challenges of the framework, including debugging, memory management, multithreading, asynchronous programming, and package management. He also shows how easy it is to create a continuous integration workflow that includes Gulp, Babel, Visual Studio Team Services, and Azure. Whether you decide to transition to the framework full time or use Node.js as a complement to your existing toolset, the lessons you learn at the end of this course will help you become a more valued and experienced developer.

Dynamo for Revit: Python Scripting

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
Can't find the Dynamo node you need? Python allows you to create powerful custom nodes that extend the functionality of Dynamo and solve your Revit modeling challenges in smarter, faster ways. This course introduces the Python programming language to designers who want to do more with Dynamo. First, learn the basics of Python, including data types, conditionals, and loops, while interacting directly with Dynamo Geometry library. Then find out how to extend the functionality with Dynamo with libraries such as the Revit API. In chapter four, you put your new skills to work. Instructor and BIM expert Jeremy Graham shows how to use Python and the Revit API to filter elements, access parameters, and create custom views.

Note: This course uses Dynamo 2.0.1 and Revit 2019. For best results, it helps to have the same versions of the software.

Learning Arduino: Foundations

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
Arduino, the family of open-source single-board microcontrollers, can power a variety of complex projects, from robots to wearable tech. That said, the technology is relatively easy to pick up, even for those without an electronics background. In this course, Zahraa Khalil covers the basic features and capabilities of an Arduino board, equipping beginners with the knowledge they need to start programming their own projects. Zahraa goes over fundamental concepts, such as how to set up the Arduino board with the Arduino IDE. She also shows how to wire up an LED to your Arduino board and write a program to blink the LED lights. Plus, she goes over pushbuttons, explaining why they are considered inputs to the Arduino board, as well as how to activate an LED with a pushbutton.

Learning Word Online (Office 365)

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
With Word Online, you can create, view, edit, and share documents directly in your web browser. In this course, Microsoft productivity expert David Rivers provides a quick tour of Word Online, showing the unique features of the online app and the differences from the desktop version. Learn how to create and edit documents, dictate and format text, insert graphics and tables, and then collaborate on your documents with others—from any device connected to the web.

Note: This course is for users who know the basics of the Word desktop app, but are new to the web browser version, Word Online. It emphasizes features that work differently in Word Online. For basic Word guidance, please see Word Essential Training (Office 365) or Learning Word 2019.

Learning Salesforce Admin

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:00
Become a Salesforce admin. Learn how to streamline the user experience and administration of Salesforce. In this course, Christopher Matthew Spencer explores how to configure and administer Salesforce so that the functions of this CRM (customer relationship management) tool align to the needs and goals of your business. Learn how to customize sales paths and opportunity stages, set up custom fields, and create custom reports for your teams. Christopher also shows how to secure your data, and configure user accounts with different levels of access. Use these tips to work smarter, and provide more value for your Salesforce users.

B2B Marketing on LinkedIn

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:00
While LinkedIn—the world's largest and most powerful network of professionals—is widely recognized as a top recruiting tool, it also offers features that companies and individuals can leverage for business-to-business (B2B) marketing. In this course, join LinkedIn expert Viveka von Rosen as she shares best practices, tips, and strategies for effectively conducting B2B marketing on the LinkedIn platform. Viveka shares step-by-step actions that individuals on your sales team can take using video, updates, InMail, and other features. She also shares how to leverage Company Pages for B2B marketing, including how to best align marketing campaigns with LinkedIn, increase brand and culture awareness with video, and more.

SharePoint Framework for Developers: 5 SPFx and Angular

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:00
Angular is a hugely popular framework for client-side development. SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is the development methodology for Office 365 and SharePoint on premises. In this installment of the SharePoint Framework for Developers series, learn how to use Angular with SPFx by leveraging Angular elements. After providing some background information on SPFx and how it uses third-party libraries and frameworks, instructor Sahil Malik explains why out-of-the-box Angular doesn't work well with SPFx and dives into the pros and cons of different architectural approaches. He then moves on to discuss Angular elements, which are Angular components packaged as custom elements. Discover how to convert Angular components to Angular elements, as well as how to use Angular elements in SPFx.

InfraWorks: Bridge Design

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:00
Autodesk InfraWorks boasts an array of powerful tools that can help you craft and visualize preliminary designs in 3D. In this course, instructor Lynda Sharkey shines a spotlight on one key aspect of an infrastructure design project: bridges. Discover how to leverage this design and engineering program to model and design bridges using real-world data and components in the context of a larger project. Discover how to prepare a road for parametric bridge design, modify a bridge in InfraWorks, add bridge decorations, and share a bridge with Revit. Plus, learn about advanced capabilities such as line girder analysis.

SOLIDWORKS: Mesh Tools

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:00
With the popularity and affordability of 3D scanning, engineers are increasingly relying on scan data to build their designs. SOLIDWORKS has many tools to handle point clouds and meshes and convert this data into elegant 3D models. In this course, instructor David Antanavige focuses on editing and manipulating mesh file types in SOLIDWORKS, and converting the data into usable surface and solid bodies. These techniques can be used to reverse engineer or replace legacy parts, assist with 3D printing and scanning, and create editable geometry. Learn how to open and import scan files, edit and repair meshes, replace faces, and combine and delete bodies with the Boolean geometry tools. Then discover how to use the ScanTo3D feature to manipulate mesh data on import, and use the new SOLIDWORKS 2019 tools for working with mesh BREP bodies. Finally, David shows how to export a mesh in preparation for 3D printing.

Learning Salesforce Admin

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:00
Become a Salesforce admin. Learn how to streamline the user experience and administration of Salesforce. In this course, Christopher Matthew Spencer explores how to configure and administer Salesforce so that the functions of this CRM (customer relationship management) tool align to the needs and goals of your business. Learn how to customize sales paths and opportunity stages, set up custom fields, and create custom reports for your teams. Christopher also shows how to secure your data, and configure user accounts with different levels of access. Use these tips to work smarter, and provide more value for your Salesforce users.

Project Management Foundations: Risk

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:00
If not managed properly, risk reduces your ability to achieve your project's goals. It may even derail your project altogether. In this course, author and PMP Bob McGannon shows you how to anticipate, assess, and manage risk—one of the 10 foundational knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Discover how to create a risk management plan, identify and categorize risks, perform qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, build a response plan, and monitor and control risks as they occur, all while keeping your project on budget and on track.

Note: This course follows the latest guidance from Project Management Institute, Inc., as outlined the PMBOK® 6 Guide.

Building a Web Application on Microsoft Azure

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:00
Microsoft Azure boasts a variety of services for developers looking to build a web application on the popular cloud computing platform. In this hands-on course, Matt Milner details how to build web applications that take advantage of several of these services, including data storage offerings, Logic Apps, Azure Functions, and Azure Resource Manager. To introduce you to these options, Matt steps through how to extend a sample web app using Azure services, explaining why each option he selected is ideal for this particular project, as well as how to integrate and leverage each option. Learn about using Logic Apps for workflow and integration, how Azure Functions enable serverless compute and integrate with other offerings, and more.

Azure Storage for Developers: Blobs

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:00
Take a deep dive into Azure Blob storage, an object storage solution for the cloud that's ideal for storing a wide variety of unstructured data. In this installment of Azure Storage for Developers, instructor Anton Delsink helps you understand how to best leverage this key part of the Azure Storage service. To begin, Anton demonstrates how to create a storage account and take steps to ensure that your stored data is secure. He then covers blobs, explaining how to connect to blob containers; work with the different types of blobs, including append bobs and block blobs; and create a shared access signature to control access to a blob. To wrap up, he covers the performance constraints of Azure Blob storage and discusses how to deploy Azure content distribution network (CDN).

Microsoft Planner Essential Training

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to stay organized and manage projects with Microsoft Planner, a planning and project management app for Office 365. Follow along with David Rivers as he shows how to get things done in Planner, from creating new plans and setting due dates to updating a project's status and sharing files with team members. Plus, see how to switch over to Microsoft Teams from Planner and create new teams based on existing plans. Learn how to work more efficiently and stay focused on what's important by using Microsoft Planner for your next project.

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