Cloud computing is simply the act of utilizing a network, usually the Internet, to store information that you want to access from multiple network devices. By utilizing “The Cloud,” you can get to any of your uploaded information anywhere you have access to the Internet. The tutorials below can help you make the most of using the cloud.
Did you know that you can access Google services—including Gmail, Google Docs, and YouTube—from one account? Creating a Google account simply allows you to manage and customize settings for the Google apps and services you use.
This free Google Docs tutorial will teach you how to use this free cloud-based document program for creating professional documents.
This free Google Drive tutorial will teach you how to use this cloud-based program to create and save documents, spreadsheets, and more.
Feeling a little lost? Google Maps is a free, online mapping service that can show you turn-by-turn directions, satellite imagery, and a whole lot more.
Google Sheets is a free, cloud-based tool for creating spreadsheets. This tutorial will show you how to use the powerful tools in Google Sheets for organizing, visualizing, and calculating your data.
If you'd like more practice creating formulas, you may also want to check out our Excel Formulas tutorial!
Google Slides is a free cloud-based presentation program. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to build a presentation, add animations, customize layouts, and more.
Google is much more than a search engine—you can use it to view maps, plan a vacation, or even tour art museums from the comfort of your living room! The articles below will give you tips for using some of Google's many features and products.
Microsoft Account—previously known as Windows Live ID account—is a free cloud-based account that gives you access to Microsoft services, including Windows 8, OneDrive, and Skype.
Office Online—previously known as Office Web Apps—is a free online version of Microsoft Office that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Office Online is accessed through Microsoft's OneDrive—previously known as SkyDrive—a cloud-based storage service that allows you to create, upload, and share Office documents and other files.
Microsoft SharePoint is used by many businesses for collaboration and other online tasks. Although SharePoint may seem daunting at first, we've found some resources that will make it as easy as possible to get started.