Microsoft 365 Desktop Apps

Is your team changing to Microsoft 365 Desktop Apps from a previous version of Microsoft Office? Get familiar with the new Desktop Apps for Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word in this half-day course.

The new Microsoft 365 Desktop Apps have a new, cleaner look. Many of the new changes are 'under the hood', making the suite more powerful, rather than changing how you use each program. We will go through all of the essential things you need to know to get started, including saving files on OneDrive and sharing them with others.

We are currently only holding our public programme online, delivered as Live Online Interactive Learning via GoToTraining. We are able to offer classroom sessions for private bookings only — please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

What you will learn

By the end of this half-day course, you will feel confident using the new functionality and features of the Microsoft 365 Desktop Apps for Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.

Please note, this course is designed to show you how to use features you are already familiar with from previous versions.

This is not an Office 365 and working in the Cloud course (although it does mention working in the Cloud). If you would like to learn how to use Microsoft 365 features such as SharePoint, OneNote, Skype for Business and Yammer, please see our Office 365 Conversion course or contact us for details.

Course timetable

Session 1 — What's new in  Microsoft 365 Desktop Apps

  • What has changed?
  • Working in the Desktop Applications

Session 2 — Word 365 Desktop App

  • New file Navigation – Saving and Sharing
  • The Design Tab and Themes
  • Editing a PDF file
  • Co Authoring
  • Immersive Reader
  • Sharing documents
  • How to collaborate on documents in Word

Session 3 — Excel 365 Desktop App

  • Excel Ribbon
  • Flash Fill
  • Quick analysis tools
  • Recommended Charts
  • New chart tools
  • Recommended Pivot tables
  • Switching between Views

Session 4 — PowerPoint 365 Desktop App

  • Online images (replacing ClipArt)
  • Adding diagrams using SmartArt
  • Alignment Guides
  • Screen Recording
  • PowerPoint Morph transition
  • How to collaborate on slides in PowerPoint

Session 5 — Outlook 365 Desktop App

  • Creating folders
  • Navigation Options
  • Benefits of using @Mentions
  • Attaching a file to a Message
  • Open, View and Save Attachments
  • People (Outlook Contacts)

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via GoToTraining. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific sessions. 

Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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The course will run from 10am to 1pm. Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

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We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed until 29th May.

We have developed a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We understand that for many people this will be the first time that they have worked from home and so we have developed short 1.5-2 hour sessions to help you adjust to this new situation. You can see details of our IT Skills live online learning sessions here and our Personal Development sessions here – or we can adapt any of our classroom training into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at

Your post-course support package

  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course

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