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The Windows workstations of all employees at VU Amsterdam will be migrated to Windows 10 and Office 2016 in 2018. Several manuals, quick reference cards and tutorial videos can be found at VUnet. If you expect that you need some extra help when working with Windows 10 and Office 2016, you can register for one of the Computrain training courses below. The training courses are also offered in English.

Attending a training is not free of charge and should be discussed with your supervisor in advance. The costs for attending a course vary, depending on the size of the group, from € 68.00 to € 92.00 per person.

The following programs are offered in Dutch and English:

'Switch to Windows 10' program (0.5 day)

Microsoft Windows 10 in a nutshell

  • The new philosophy
  • Multiple devices
The new start menu
  • New design
  • Changing the start menu
  • Tablet mode
  • Windows Store
New functions and possibilities
  • Cortana
  • Action center
  • Virtual desktops
  • Task view: faster switching between programs and desktops
Microsoft Edge, the new browser
  • Taking notes on websites
  • Searching with Cortana
  • Reading mode
  • Compatibility with IE11
Security and access
  • Windows Hello
  • Microsoft Passport
  • Built-in malware protection

'Switch to Office 2016' program (0.5 day)

Office 2016 at a glance

  • Desktop and appearance and possibilities
  • Working more efficiently with windows and Jump Lists
The possibilities of the new user interface of Office 2016
  • The ribbon
  • Quick access toolbar
  • The 'Backstage mode' for all applications
  • Collaborating
Important changes in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Tips & tricks to work more effectively and smarter
  • Optional: working with templates and Web Apps
The training starts when a number of 6 participants has been reached. Standard time of the morning session is 9.30 am - 12.30 pm, and of the afternoon session 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm. The sessions all take place on the campus of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. After we have received your registration, we will inform you about the possible data.