LinkedIn Wants To Help You Learn Microsoft Office 2016

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Microsoft Office 2016 was released on Tuesday. Considering that it's going to be used in countless business environments moving forward, you might want to get to know it and become fluent in the latest version of the storied software.

LinkedIn knows this, and announced new courses for it from, which it acquired earlier this year.

"The team wants to help you learn the skills you need to do your best work and to help you stay current on fast-changing technologies," says LinkedIn's Tanya Staples. "To keep you current, we work closely with software companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, and, of course, LinkedIn, to understand which new features and changes are coming that will impact your day-to-day. That means we’re adding new content everyday to ensure our courses are relevant." has 14 new Office 2016 courses, which in total consist of over 56 hours of video. That ought to be enough to make you pretty proficient with it.

There's a New Features course and "Essential Training" courses on Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, OneNote, and Say for both Office 2016 and Office 365.

"In addition to new courses being added to every day, we’re also working hard to make them more accessible so you can learn anytime, anywhere," says Staples. "Some people prefer to learn during their morning commute watching on their phones or tablets, others prefer to watch on a desktop or laptop. Either way, convenience and flexibility are key so we have expanded offline viewing beyond mobile phones and tablets to desktops and laptops making it possible for Premium Annual Members to download and watch courses offline. This means, you can can now download a course in it’s entirety to watch on any device–a tablet, mobile phone or desktop, anytime, from anywhere–no internet connection needed."

LinkedIn says its corresponding courses for Office 2013 have over 10 million views, so the new ones should be pretty popular too.

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