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K2 Tech Update

Your Accounting and Finance Technology Update 

March 2012
In This Issue
Microsoft Readies Office 15
AT&T Changes Data "Throttling" Policy
Download an Excel-based Database of the 2012 K2 CPE Curriculum
AICPA Announces Top Technology Initiatives Results
K2 Webinar Schedule for April and May
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K2 Tips
Course Spotlights

In this month's Tech Update we discuss Microsoft Office 15, which has a possible release date in the fourth quarter of 2012.

You'll find our monthly K2 tips, which include two Excel tips - Entering Data and Formulas into Multiple Cells Simultaneously and Speeding Data Entry with Excel's Auto Fill Options - and a tip on Marking Up and Adding Comments to PDF Documents.

We have news about AT&T's Changes in their Data Policy, the availability of K2's 2012 Curriculum in an Excel Spreadsheet, and the AICPA's Top Technology Initiatives for 2012.

This month we spotlight one of our new courses for 2012 - iPad - An Effective Business Tool, in addition to two of our popular courses from last year - Excel Budgeting and Forecasting Techniques and PDF Forms - What Accountants Need to Know. And don't forget to review the new webinars being offered in April and May.
Microsoft Readies Office 15

Microsoft launched the next version of its flagship Office suite as a Technical Preview product on January 30, 2012 and a public beta release is expected in the summer.  Office 15 - the codename for the suite - will have a number of significant changes designed to help information workers get more work done in less time. Although the product is still evolving and Microsoft will no doubt make countless changes before final release, the Technical Preview provides some early glimpses into the next generation of Microsoft Office.


The business world is clearly moving to a more visual user interface as with Office 15, Microsoft seems to be positioning this stalwart suite of tools squarely in the middle of this wave. By embracing the Metro user interface in Windows 8 and facilitating the use of touch screen technologies, Office 15 is more than just a cosmetic facelift on an old friend.


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AT&T Changes Data "Throttling" Policy

New Policy is More Generous for Data Plan Subscribers


Subscribers to mobile data plans provided by AT&T received some welcome news earlier this month when the company announced changes to its "throttling" policy. The modifications affect only subscribers to AT&T's unlimited data plans who consume more than 3GB of data per month.


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Download an Excel-based Database of the 2012 K2 CPE Curriculum
To assist you in planning and scheduling your 2012 CPE courses, we are pleased to make available, for download from our web site, an Excel workbook that contains all eight-hour and four-hour seminars and all conferences currently scheduled.
AICPA Announces Top Technology Initiatives Results for 2012

The AICPA has announced the results of its annual Top Technology Initiatives survey. This year's survey was conducted from January 17, 2012 through February 15, 2012 and received responses from 2,259 AICPA members. 

K2 Webinar Schedule for April and May
To better serve the accounting community, K2 has partnered with Surgent McCoy, LLC to offer high quality web-based CPE training. This gives you the opportunity of receiving leading-edge, K2 developed and presented content, in the friendly confines of your home or office. The cost of the two-hour sessions is $79 and the cost of the four-hour sessions is $129. We are excited about this ability to provide web-based training and hope to see you on the Web.
We hope you find this issue timely, relevant and useful. If you have topics you would like for us to cover here in the coming months, please let us know.
The K2 Team 
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