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JANUARY 2010
Greetings!
 
In this month's K2 Tech Update we reveal Microsoft Office 2010 Pricing and explore The Value of On-Site Technology Training.

You'll also find technology tips for Excel
and Windows 7 along with news about Intelliconnect, GoSystem and Intaact, and the annual K2 Accounting Technology Survey.

We hope you find this issue timely, relevant, and useful.
  If you have topics you'd like us to cover here in the coming months, let us know.

The K2 Team
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A Sneak Peek At Excel 2010's Sparklines
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A new form of chart!

Sparklines are a new form of chart available in Excel 2010. Simply put, sparklines are thumbnail charts - miniature versions of their full-grown brethren, sans axes, titles, and other formats.



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Enabling Windows 7's "GodMode"

Windows 7 contains an interesting feature that allows users to access all of the operating system's control panels from a single location. This feature is known as GodMode and is very easy to access.

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Using Check Boxes To Select Items In Windows 7 And Windows Vista

By default, in both Windows 7 and Windows Vista, to select multiple items in a folder, users must use a combination of the CTRL key and mouse clicks or the SHIFT key and mouse clicks. Fortunately, in both operating systems, you can enable a little-known tweak that makes selecting multiple files or folders as simple as checking boxes


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Microsoft Announces
Office 2010 Pricing




Microsoft has unveiled pricing on the upcoming retail editions of Microsoft Office 2010 and, in the process of doing so, also indicated that it would not offer "upgrade" pricing on the desktop productivity suite. As a result, Office users should carefully plan and consider their upgrade strategy into Office 2010, as a short-sighted strategy might prove to be costly in the long run.

Microsoft is trimming the number of retail editions of Office 2010 to three, as compared to five in Office 2007:
  • Office 2010 Home and Student
  • Office 2010 Home and Business
  • Office 2010 Professional
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The Value Of On-Site
Technology Training

Most likely, you receive this newsletter because at some point in the past you attended a K2 Enterprises continuing professional education (CPE) training session sponsored by a state CPA society or similar organization. Delivering timely, relevant, and practical technology-related training courses through state CPA societies is something in which we take great pride. However, what you may not have realized is that in addition to offering our courses through state CPA societies in "public" venues, we also offer these courses as private, on-site learning opportunities where the value of the content can increase substantially.

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CCH Updates IntelliConnect™

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, has updated IntelliConnect, the Company's research platform for tax and accounting professionals. The enhancements in this update allow users to get their results faster and speed through their research quicker.  In addition to improved speed and performance, the enhancements also include the ability to apply multiple filters to a single search and the ability to collapse quickly the browse tree and shortcuts to adjoining documents. Additionally, IntelliConnect users have access to a new "Nearby Documents" tool, allowing access to documents without having to leave the search results list.

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GoSystem Tax Now Links With Intacct

The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters announced new integration between GoSystem Tax RS web-based tax preparation software and Intacct's web-based accounting software. GoSystem Tax RS users can now synchronize data between the two applications, including charts of accounts, trial balances, transaction details and more.

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Thanks For Your Feedback On Conference Topics

During the last week of December and the first week of January, you likely received a survey from K2 Enterprises asking for your input on topics for the 2010 K2 Enterprises Technology Conferences. Thank you very much for your generous contributions of ideas!

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K2 Accounting Technology Survey Coming This Week

The 2nd Annual K2 Enterprises Accounting Technology Survey will be appearing in your e-mail inbox this week. We believe this to be the most ambitious and comprehensive survey on the use of technology in the accounting profession ever attempted. In total, the survey will be sent to over 14,000 accountants.

Participate and you may win a Netbook computer.


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