On Demand Webinars – Demonstrations, Innovation and Microsoft Tips & Tricks

Join Atidan and Microsoft for this exciting series of On Demand webcasts including valuable tips, tricks, demonstrations and cloud solutions.  Contact us for a no obligation personalized demonstration, briefing, free trials and special offers!  Click the titles below to watch now – available only until September 30, 2014.

A Beginner’s Guide to SharePoint

Store documents, create team sites, and learn the ropes of an Office 365 SharePoint site for business.

Waterfall of Office Tips & Shortcuts

Get ready to be bowled over by a huge flood of awesome tips and tricks that’ll save you gobs of time.

Running Meetings and Webinars with Lync

Learn how Lync 2013 works in meetings, including white boards and polls. Plus a look behind-the-scenes look of how we do a webinar on Lync.

The New Office for Midsize Businesses

This session covers some of the common business challenges that midmarket customers face today and how Office 365 address those challenges.  It reviews the features and benefits of Office 365 and of the cloud in general, and finishes off with a live demonstration of the services and some next steps and how to get started.

See Office 365 in Action

In this recording, we demonstrate Office 365 and some key capabilities.  We show the Lync experience – for example sharing desktops, receiving calls, and receiving instant and voice messages – recordings and emails.  We show how easy and productive it is to use all of these tools in a fast paced environment on the fly.   We also show and discuss other features in Office 365 while demonstrating the richness of Lync.

Big Business Tools on a Small Business Budget: 3 Essentials for Business Success

America’s 23 million small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy. It used be that small business owners could only dream of accessing the powerful technology solutions fueling Fortune 500 companies. Now, in a truly momentous time, small businesses can easily access the same rich functionality at incredible affordable prices. In this webinar, you’ll learn how technology can help boost three key areas of your small business: productivity, mobility and security.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Show Me the Demo

Microsoft Dynamics CRM brings together sales, marketing, and customer care teams so you can deliver amazing customer experiences, and we want to show you exactly how this happens. LIVE.

100-Level Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Overview
This will cover Dynamics CRM overview topics and live demo. Hear about the latest Microsoft Dynamics 2013 release, see the product in action, and ask questions —this is the demo you’ve been waiting for!

Take Less Time Handling your Inbox & Calendar

The Microsoft Experience the Possible webcast series is a weekly 30-minute series designed to help you understand how Microsoft can help you work faster, smarter, and more efficiently as an individual and across teams with the latest productivity tools available. This new series will show how you and your organization can get more out of each and every day by:

  • Making your mobile devices a competitive advantage.
  • Staying organized across your inbox, customer data and cross-team collaboration.
  • Improving processes, workflows and enterprise social interactions.
  • Finding, sharing and transforming data into real, actionable business insights.

Being able to work productively from virtually anywhere.

Secrets of Revenue Growth: Discover How Some Small Businesses Are Growing 15 Percentage Points Faster

An event designed for small and midsize businesses. Featured speaker Thomas Hansen, Vice President for Small and Midsize Business, will focus on how technology can propel your business to greater success.

Among the topics he will cover:

  • Independent research by The Boston Consulting Group(1) about the impact of technology on small and midsize businesses worldwide
  • How technology helps these businesses thrive and grow
  • How you can use technology to boost your business
  • What a Microsoft partner can do to help jumpstart your success

(1) The Boston Consulting Group surveyed 4000 small and midsize businesses internationally, in an independently conducted study commissioned by Microsoft. The complete study, Ahead of the Curve: Lessons in Growth from Small and Midsize Businesses, was released on October 5, 2013.

Free Lync User Training SharePoint Site Content from Atidan

Atidan recently received very special content from Microsoft – essentially a ‘Lync User Readiness & Training’ SharePoint site.  This can be installed within your own SharePoint  or SharePoint Online Intranet and customized as needed for your users.

Essentially, it is a collection of training documents, guides, instructions, videos, on demand training classes, live class registration links, and helpful tips.  Much of the content is loaded onto your own dedicated SharePoint site and some are links to external Microsoft sites.

We will install this at NO CHARGE for your company.  Any modification requests, customizations, etc, would fall under our standard support and development services.  Perhaps this is a good time to start a ‘Technology Training/Reference/Support’ site for your company (Maybe within an IT or HR Sub-site?)


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 contact us at office365@atidan.com !

Critical Business Processes with Microsoft SharePoint and Nintex Workflow – Webinar July 17th

Atidan is pleased to announce our Critical Business Process solution based on Microsoft SharePoint and Nintex Workflow and Forms during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. Join Atidan live to see how Nintex Workflow, Nintex Forms and SharePoint will support your critical business processes including financial approvals, security, compliance, monitoring and overall enterprise collaboration with SharePoint and Office 365 on Thursday July 17th, 2 PM EDT Register here! http://goo.gl/AUdFrR

During our demonstration, we will show many features and benefits including:

Multi-level approvals

Two layer authentication

Workflow metrics and history

Visualizations of process metrics

How to quickly change workflows and process

Mobile forms

Branded SharePoint Enterprise portal with multiple roles and personalization

Advanced Search

And much more

Nintex Forms for Office 365 Product Guide

Nintex Workflow for Office 365 Product Guide

Business Processes Everywhere Presentation – Atidan and Nintex

All attendees will receive a free trial offer and special incentives! For additional information or personal demonstration contact us nintex@atidan.com.

Microsoft Power Query for Excel

Microsoft Power Query for Excel enhances self-service business intelligence (BI) for Excel with an intuitive and consistent experience for discovering, combining, and refining data across a wide variety of sources including relational, structured and semi-structured, OData, Web, Hadoop, Azure Marketplace, and more. Power Query also provides you with the ability to search for public data from sources such as Wikipedia.

With the Power BI Preview edition, you can share and manage queries as well as search data within your organization. Users in the enterprise can find and use these shared queries (if it is shared with them) to use the underlying data in the queries for their data analysis and reporting. For more information about how to share queries, see Share Queries.


With Power Query, you can

  • Find and connect data across a wide variety of sources.
  • Merge and shape data sources to match your data analysis requirements or prepare it for further analysis and modeling by tools such as PowerPivot and PowerView.
  • Create custom views over data.
  • Use the JSON parser to create data visualizations over Big Data and Azure HDInsight.
  • Perform data cleansing operations.
  • Import data from multiple log files.
  • Perform Online Search for data from a large collection of public data sources including Wikipedia tables, a subset of Windows Azure Marketplace, and a subset of Data.gov.
  • Create a query from your Facebook likes that render an Excel chart.
  • Pull data into PowerPivot from new data sources, such as XML, Facebook, and File Folders as refreshable connections.
  • With the Power BI Preview edition, you can share and manage queries as well as search data within your organization.

Power Query Data Sources

  • Web page
  • Excel or CSV file
  • XML file
  • Text file
  • Folder
  • SQL Server database
  • Windows Azure SQL Database
  • Access database
  • Oracle database
  • IBM DB2 database
  • MySQL database
  • SharePoint List
  • OData feed
  • Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS
  • Windows Azure Marketplace
  • Active Directory
  • Facebook


  • Requires Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 or Office 365 ProPlus.
  • Supports 32-bit or 64-bit machines. If you are using the 32-bit version of Excel 2013, you must use the 32-bit version of the add-in. If you are using the 64-bit version of Excel 2013, you must use the 64-bit version of the add-in. The two versions are not interchangeable.
  • Requires Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2 (requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0).
  1. Download and install Office 365 ProPlus.
  2. Make sure Excel is not running.
  3. Download and install Microsoft Power Query Preview for Excel.
    • Open the folder where you downloaded Microsoft Power Query Preview for Excel.
    • Double-click the downloaded installer file, and then follow the steps in the wizard.
    • After the installation is complete, click Finish.
    • Microsoft Power Query for Excel will appear as a new tab on the Excel ribbon.ImagePower BI for Office 365 from Atidan