Small Business RoundTable Presents Microsoft Workshop

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce presented an informative workshop on Outlook 2013 and Microsoft Office 365 on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Lake Wellington Professional Centre.

The workshop was held in the new Wellington Room, which was recently unveiled and includes wood floors, new tables and chairs, Wi-Fi and built-in audio/video capabilities. The workshop was instructional, hands on and focused on familiarizing attendees with the new programs.

The instructor for the evening was Dave O’Keefe, owner and president of Your Computer Guy, which is also located in the Lake Wellington Professional Centre. He has 15 years of experience in IT and his company is a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner.

On Office 365, O’Keefe noted that the service is a paid subscription that is always up to date. Data is saved to a cloud, and the service allows access to content almost anywhere on almost any device. In addition, there are 25 GB e-mail boxes which have a 99.9 percent uptime, backup, shared calendars, plus spam and malware protection. He also reviewed the HD videoconferencing feature and telephone support.

O’Keefe covered the updates to Office Standard 2013, which included Excel 2013, Outlook 2013, Power-Point 2013, Word 2013, OneNote 2013 and Publisher 2013.

The workshop covered a great deal in a two-hour session. While enjoying refreshments, the attendees were engaged and soaked in the new information.

O’Keefe went tab by tab opening and explaining functions and how they can be used to increase efficiency in offices. There was a significant portion of time at the end dedicated to specific questions and answers, plus the hands-on application of new methods.

Overall, the session was informative, relevant, interactive and well-received.

For more information about upcoming Small Business RoundTable sessions, contact Michela Perillo-Green at (561) 792-6526 or or visit to register for the next session of the Small Business RoundTable.

ABOVE Dave O’Keefe leads the Microsoft workshop.