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K2 Tech Update

Your Accounting and Finance Technology Update 

May 2013
In This Issue
The Value Proposition of Office 365
Comparing Adobe Acrobat IX, X and XI
K2's McClelland and Whitfield to Speak at BizNet's "Excelapalooza" Event
Thomson Reuters Kicks Off Summit Series
K2 Enterprises YouTube Channel Crosses 200,000 Views
CCH Offers Free Report Analyzing Marketpace Fairness Act
K2 Enterprises Webinars
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Course Spotlights
In this month's K2 Tech Update, we discuss The Value Proposition of Office 365 and Compare Adobe Acrobat IX, X and XI.
In our News section, learn about K2's McClelland and Whitfield Speaking at BizNet's "Excelapalooza", Thomson Reuters Partner Summit, K2's YouTube Channel Crosses 200,000 Views, and CCH's Free Report on Analyzing the Marketplace Fairness Act. Also, be sure to review K2's Webinar schedule.
The K2 Tips section includes tips for Using Excel's Recommended PivotTables Tool, Adding Comments to PowerPoint Presentations, and How to Open PDF Documents With Microsoft Word
Our Course Spotlights this month include: Top Accounting Solutions and Excel PivotTables for Accountants
The Value Proposition Of Office 365

Since its introduction in 2011, Microsoft'Office 365s Office 365 "software plus services" offering has received much attention - and caused a lot of confusion. Some believe that Office 365 is a rebranded version of Microsoft Office; some believe that it is only a Cloud-based solution; and some think that it is available only for very large organizations. In this article, we will attempt to define and describe Office 365 and help you understand the value proposition that this unique offering provides to businesses of all sizes.

Comparing Adobe Acrobat IX, X and XI

Because so much of the content that businesses create and store is now in electronic form, the Portable Document Format (PDF) file format has become extremely important. You can choose from a number of PDF tools to read, comment upon, secure, and edit PDFs. Some of the more well-known players in this software space are Nitro PDF, Nuance PDF Converter, and ABBYY. The most highly used PDF applications, however, are from Adobe and include Adobe Reader, Acrobat Standard, and Acrobat Pro. 

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K2's McClelland And Whitfield To Speak At BizNet's "Excelapalooza" Event

K2 Enterprises instructors Mac McClelland and Chris Whitfield will once again join an outstanding team of speakers at BizNet Software's second annual Excel user and training conference, "Excelapalooza." The 3-day training conference will be held September 22-25, 2013 at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Excelapalooza will provide an opportunity to sharpen your Microsoft Excel knowledge to a more advanced level and extend your training in Excel-based reporting and analytics using today's software and its capabilities. This highly anticipated and educational event will feature presentations and unique sessions from Excel MVPs and training professionals, as well as present a detailed look into the award-winning BizNet Excel Suite.

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Thomson Reuters Kicks Off Partner Summit Series

The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters kicked off its sixth annual Partner Summit series earlier this month, holding the first Partner Summit of 2013 in Houston, Texas. The two-day strategic planning event is aimed at principals from tax and accounting firms nationwide. The Houston event will be followed over the next several months by Partner Summits in Phoenix, New Orleans, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Atlanta.

K2 Enterprises YouTube Channel Crosses 200,000 Views

K2 Enterprises has announced that its YouTube channel has received over 200,000 views, as of May 21, 2013. The channel contains video tips on a variety of topics including Excel, QuickBooks, PDF documents, Windows, iPads, and more. New tips are added on a monthly basis and anyone may access the content at no charge by visiting and searching for "K2 Enterprises." Additionally, those who subscribe to the channel - also available at no charge - receive the added benefit of being alerted whenever new content is posted.

CCH Offers Free Report Analyzing Marketplace Fairness Act

The Marketplace Fairness Act, which would grant states authority in requiring most remote sellers to collect sales and use tax on sales to in-state customers, has been passed by the Senate and now moves to the House of Representatives where its future remains uncertain. CCH has a new Tax Briefing on the Marketplace Fairness Act with expert insights plus analysis on the legislation and its potential impact, particularly for those who buy and sell online.

K2 Enterprises Webinars

K2 Enterprises is pleased to offer web-based Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs that K2 both presents and produces. With K2 controlling content development, scheduling, and delivery, you will have access to an even greater amount of award-winning CPE from the largest provider of technology-focused CPE to accounting and financial professionals in North America.

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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