Welcome to New Era Technology’s June Newsletter!


Looking to save some money on your training budget? What great timing! We have our Buy One, Get One (BOGO) promo on now, but only till the end of the month! Get all your staff training scheduled for the year now, and SAVE!


Make sure to also check out:

  • Get With The Times - Are you ready to join the SharePoint 2010 revolution?

  • Cold-Call Bootcamp - Can you afford not to? Beat the cold-calling blues and give your sales team the motivation and effective fail-safe strategies they need to bounce back and be successful in the wonderful world of professional sales!

  • Company Feature

  • Tips of the Month

Get With The Times

Enterprise Social Computing - SharePoint Server 2010 embraces collaboration trends

Article from Information Management Magazine, March/April 2010, by: David Samoranski


Collaboration trends are changing the way people work together. Social tools are essential to the daily lives of many people. The proliferation of social software demonstrates that users find value in this new generation of tools. Employees are now demanding this same value be delivered from their organizations. They want to engage socially with the people they work with and build stronger relationships within their companies. Traditional content management and collaboration solutions are incorporating new features to satisfy the social and information sharing demands of the enterprise. Microsoft’s latest release of SharePoint delivers a platform with an integrated approach to social computing.


The adoption of SharePoint in the business community continues to grow. SharePoint provides a wide variety of functionality in a single platform, and the 2010 version integrates the portal, content management, collaboration, search, forms and reporting workloads that organizations have come to expect with the social computing features that users demand. Technologically savvy users expect to interact with others using capabilities such as user ratings and comments, social networking, social tagging, micro-blogging and media sharing. SharePoint Server 2010 provides an enterprise environment that empowers information workers with social tools and experiences very similar to those available on the Internet. SharePoint blends social computing and traditional content management capabilities to enable people to work together effectively within a single platform...

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For more information on New Era Technology's upcoming SharePoint 2010 Foundation Development or Server Administration courses, please click here.


Cold-Call Bootcamp

We are pleased to offer a one-day only Cold-Call Bootcamp - a strategy-focused, experienced-based course that is aimed to "demystify the prospect of using the phone"...


Participants are led through the logical sequence of a sales call, including using a consultative (question-based) sales approach, a step-by-step learning process, what-to-say and how-to-say it ideas, and strategies and techniques which help them become more confident, effective and productive with their next call.


The Cold-Call Bootcamp is designed for professionals who use the phone as their primary method of communication with prospects and customers. However, the concepts can be applied to anyone who generates or trains on B2C (business-2-consumer) or B2B (business-to-business) leads - Sales Professional, Managers, Trainers, etc.


For more detailed information on the Cold-Call Bootcamp, please visit us online by clicking here.

Current Special Offers:


Buy 1 Course, Get 1 Course 50% OFF! *Only till June 30th!!

When you buy one of our Adobe, MS Office or Business Soft Skills courses at retail price, receive 50% off a second course of equal or lesser value! Use it for yourself or share it with a team member!

Choose from:

MS Office Suite

Adobe Creative Suite

Business Soft Skills

Excel Level 1, 2 & 3

InDesign Level 1

Managing Conflict to your Advantage

Word Level 1, 2 & 3

Project Management Fundamentals

PowerPoint Level 1 & 2


Goal Setting & Achieving Objectives

Outlook Level 1, 2 & 3


Proper Assertiveness

Visio Level 1


Customer Service - How to Stand out

Project Level 1 & 2


Time Management Strategies

Access Level 1


Communicating Effectively

InfoPath Level 1


Emerging Leaders - Essential Skills

Office 2007 Transition


Teambuilding: The Power of Many



The Winning Ways of Negotiating


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To register, call our Registration Desk at 403-716-1102, or via email at register@neweratechnology.com. The course date can be before or after June 30th, but you must register before June 30th for BOGO to applyl!


* The first course must be purchased at retail price and the 50% discount will be applied to a course of equal or lesser value. All courses must be booked at time of order and payment must be received by June 30th.  This discount is only applicable to Microsoft Office, Adobe and Business Soft Skills courses currently on schedule. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offers such as Training Vouchers. This offer is not valid on past orders.


Superior Training




Office 2007 Transition








Goal Setting Course

Company Feature - CentrePoint




CentrePoint is a registered charity focusing on strengthening the governance, leadership and management practices of non-profits through our consulting, education and mentoring services. Established in 1996, we have been working with charities to develop their knowledge, skills and capabilities in critical organizational competencies like IT, Fund Development, Human Resources, Governance, etc.


New Era Technology and CentrePoint have partnered for several years to ensure charities have affordable access to quality IT technical training. New Era Technology training has greatly helped CentrePoint staff to acquire the skills they need to transition to a SharePoint portal for Starting a Canadian Charity and a new web platform.


Maureen Weber, Program Coordinator at CentrePoint, has this to say about her experience with NET:

“The most recent set of skills I have acquired is to work in a SharePoint environment.  I have been equipped with skills that have enabled me to diversify my contributions to CentrePoint.  Support has been accessible to me both inside and outside the classroom which has been invaluable to both me, personally, and CentrePoint as I implemented my new SharePoint skills.  Over the years I have accessed numerous training opportunities with New Era Technology and have never walked away disappointed.  Thank you, New Era Technology, for being superb in the deliverability of your products!”


Check out the portal (http://newcharity.thecentrepoint.ca/Pages/default.aspx). 

Find out how CentrePoint can help you (http://thecentrepoint.ca/today/index.html).


*If you wish to have your company featured in our monthly newsletter, please email: newsletter@neweratechnology.com

Tips of the Month


Time Management - A List of Lists

By: Tyler Huggins, Instructor & Consultant


Information on Time Management abounds. Amongst that information, you will find much mention of lists.
What makes an effective list?  Well, that depends on how advanced your current Time Management system is, your own personal circumstances (demands on your time), and your personality type.  Do you like a lot of structure and plan far ahead? Do you prefer to “cross that bridge when I come to it”? Does your day tend to have more than 6 commitments or meetings in a day? Are you responsible for long range goals for your organization, or is your day largely dictated by a reactive role that services the needs of others?

For myself, I prefer simplicity.  While there are many systems out there, I have found that in my circumstances, things flow best when I deal with basically just two lists.  One is a “catch-all” “big bucket” list.  I use “tasks” in Outlook for this. This is the list where, whenever any idea pops into my head, I can pop it down into my bucket, and then go back to working on whatever I was working on, knowing the idea has been captured and won’t be lost. If I want, I can break this “big bucket” list down into as many additional categories as I like (long term/short term, personal/business, grand/more, etc). ‘Tasks’ in Outlook offers easy ways to do this.

I like to couple that “big bucket list” in Tasks, with a second, more specific list in my Calendar.  At the end of each day, and the beginning of the next, I visit my plan for the day ahead.  When I create this plan, I can drag and drop items from my bucket list in “Tasks” to my daily plan in my Calendar.  This distinguishes my catch-all list from my scheduled, short term list.  This ‘foundation system’ is unobtrusive enough to avoid intimidating people who are just starting to get more Time Management conscious; flexible enough to allow for various planning techniques; scalable enough to grow and adapt to a more intricate time management plan; and addresses some fundamentals of Time Management - namely having daily plans and reviews, having short and long term goals and tasks, and having a trusted external system that lets your mind relax, knowing things are under control.


Have questions after class?

Email our instructors at helpdesk@neweratechnology.com.

Microsoft Office

By: Alex Siedule

In Access 2003 and 2007:

Hitting F1 in an office application usually will bring up the help system. In Access, this is particularly useful when you are trying to figure out the options available for a particular property or setting.


For example, suppose you are trying to change the design of a table and want to learn more about the input mask property you see in the bottom area of the screen. If you simply click on the property and pretty F1, the help screen will open up with a breakdown of how an input mask works.


Adobe Creative Suite

By: Jane Pratico

CS4 Illustrator Time Saver!:

Work faster and more intuitively with transparency in gradients. Apply transparent colors in gradients with new simple to use on-object controls. Dramatically reduce the time required to create and manipulate these key design effects without the bother of complicated opacity masks.

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Adobe Creative Suite

Make your Proposals Pop with Adobe InDesign

Jun. 10

InDesign Level 1

Jun. 21, Jul. 26, Aug. 30, Sep. 21, Oct. 21, Nov. 16, Dec. 20

Microsoft Office 

Access 2003 Level 1

Aug. 18, Nov. 18

Access 2007 Level 1

Sep. 27, Nov. 24

Access 2007 Level 2

Nov. 26

Computers 101

Jun. 10, Oct. 28

Excel 2003 Level 1

Jun. 7, Jul. 5, Aug. 3, Sep. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Nov. 30

Excel 2003 Level 2

Jun. 8, Jul. 6, Aug. 4, Sep. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 1

Excel 2003 Level 3

Jun. 9, Jul. 7, Aug. 5, Sep. 3, Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Dec. 2

Excel 2007 Level 1

Jun. 14 & 28, Jul. 12 & 28, Aug. 11 & 23, Sep. 7 & 20, Oct. 12 & 25, Nov. 9 & 22, Dec. 6 & 20

Excel 2007 Level 2

June 15 & 29, Jul. 13 & 29, Aug. 12 & 24, Sep. 8 & 21, Oct. 13 & 26, Nov. 10 & 23, Dec. 7 & 21

Excel 2007 Level 3

Jun. 16 & 30, Jul. 14 & 30, Aug. 13 & 25, Sep. 9 & 22, Oct. 14 & 27, Nov. 12 & 24, Dec. 8 & 22

Office 2007 Transition

Jun. 18, Jul. 21, Aug. 20, Oct. 1 & 29, Nov. 29, Dec. 17

Outlook 2003 Level 1

Jul. 19, Sep. 21, Nov. 15

Outlook 2003 Level 2

Jul. 20, Sep. 22, Nov. 16

Outlook 2007 Level 1

Aug. 9, Oct. 18, Dec. 13

Outlook 2007 Level 2

Aug. 10, Oct. 19, Dec. 14

Project Level 1

Jun. 8, Jul. 7, Aug. 5, Sep. 1, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 1

Project Level 2

Aug. 16, Dec. 2

Visio Level 1

Jul. 8, Sep. 14, Nov. 18

Visio Level 2

Sep. 16, Nov. 22

InfoPath 2007 Level 1

Jun. 25, Sep. 14, Dec. 10

Word 2003 Level 1

Jun. 21, Jul. 19, Aug. 17, Sep. 16, Oct. 18, Nov. 16, Dec. 13

Word 2003 Level 2

Jun. 22, Jul. 20, Aug. 18, Sep. 17, Oct. 19, Nov. 17, Dec. 14

Word 2003 Level 3

Jun. 23, Aug. 19, Oct. 20, Dec. 15

Word 2007 Level 1

Jun. 17, Jul. 26, Aug. 26, Sep. 27, Nov. 8, Dec. 9

Word 2007 Level 2

Jun. 24, Jul. 27, Aug. 27, Sep. 28, Nov. 15, Dec. 15

Word 2007 Level 3

Jul. 28, Sep. 29, Dec. 22

PowerPoint 2003 Level 1

Jun. 7, Jul. 27, Sep. 29, Nov. 22

PowerPoint 2003 Level 2

Jun. 8, Jul. 28, Sep. 30, Nov. 23

PowerPoint 2007 Level 1

Jun. 14, Aug. 4, Oct. 25, Dec. 20

PowerPoint 2007 Level 2

Jun. 15, Aug. 5, Oct. 26, Dec. 21



Start Date

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint Designer and Branding

Jun. 28, Oct. 18

MS SharePoint End User

Jun. 25, Aug. 20, Oct. 14, Dec. 3

MS SharePoint Power User

Jul. 5, Aug. 3, Sep. 8, Oct. 4, Nov. 4, Dec. 13

50046A: Introduction to Development Using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Mindsharp)

Aug. 19, Nov. 25

50047A: Advanced IT Pro Course for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Sharepoint Services 3

Jun. 7, Aug. 9, Oct. 4, Nov. 29

50146A: Programming Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

Jul. 12, Sep. 27, Nov. 15

50149B: SharePoint 2007 Operations

Jun. 21, Sep. 13

50228A: SharePoint 2007 Governance

Aug. 12, Nov. 18

50261A: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: Power End Users

Jun. 14, Oct. 18

5060: Implementing Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Jun. 7, Sep. 20

5061: Implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Jun. 9, Sep. 22

6438A: Implementing and Administering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 in Windows Server 2008

Oct. 7

MS Windows Server

6416C: Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server

Jun. 14, Aug. 16, Oct. 18, Dec. 6

6417: Updating your Applications Infrastructure Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008

Aug. 4, Oct. 13, Dec. 13

6419: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

Jul. 19, Sep. 20, Nov. 22

6420LOL: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure

Jul. 5

6421A: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

Jun. 21, Sep. 27, Dec. 13

6422: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Jun. 7, Aug. 16, Nov. 8

6425A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services

Aug. 30

6426A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 AD

Jun. 28, Oct. 13

6427A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Internet Information Services in Windows Server 2008

Jul. 26, Nov. 15

6428A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services

Jul. 29, Nov. 25

6430A: Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers

Aug. 2, Nov. 8

6431A: Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers

Aug. 9, Nov. 29

6432A: Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Servers

Aug. 11, Dec. 1

6435A: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

Aug. 30, Oct. 25

6436A: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Infrastructure and Services

Sep. 27, Nov. 29

6438A: Implementing and Administering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 in Windows Server 2008

Oct. 7

MS SQL Server

2778A: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL

Jul. 19, Sep. 20, Nov. 22

2779B: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database

Jul. 26, Nov. 1

2780B: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database

Dec. 6

2786B: Designing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Infrastructure

Jul. 5, Oct. 18

2787A: Designing Security for Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Jul. 7, Oct. 20

2788A: Designing High Availability Database Solutions Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Aug. 16

2789B: Administering and Automating Microsoft SQL Server­ 2005 Databases and Servers

Jul. 9, Oct. 15

2790A: Troubleshooting and Optimizing Database Servers Using Microsoft SQL Server­ 2005

Aug. 19

6158C: Updating Your SQL Server 2005 Skills to SQL Server 2008

Jul. 26, Oct. 4, Dec. 6

6231: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Jun. 14, Aug. 23, Oct. 25, Dec. 13

6232A: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Jul. 5, Sep. 13, Nov. 22

6234A: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

Aug. 9, Nov. 15

6235A: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services

Sep. 8, Nov. 8

6236A: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Jun. 7, Sep. 20, Dec. 20

MS Office Communicator 2007

50214:Implementing Maintaining IM, Conferencing and Telephony with MS Office Communications Server

Jul. 12, Oct. 4, Dec. 6

MS Exchange 2010

10135A: Configuring, Managing and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Jul. 19, Sep. 20, Nov. 15

MS Exchange 2007

3938C: Updating Your Skills from Microsoft Exchange Server 2000/2003 to 2007 SP1

Jun. 28, Sep. 8, Oct. 25, Dec. 20

5047B: Introduction to Installing and Managing MS Exchange Server 2007

Jul. 5, Aug. 30, Nov. 1

5049A: Managing Messaging Security using MS Exchange Server 2007

Jul. 8, Sep. 2, Nov. 4

5050: Recovering Messaging Servers and Databases Using MS Exchange Server 2007

Jul. 9, Sep. 3, Nov. 5

5051: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Jul. 29, Oct. 28

5053A: Designing a Messaging Infrastructure Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Aug. 23, Nov. 22

5054A: Designing a High Availability Messaging Solution Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Aug. 26

MS System Center 2007

50028B: Managing System Centre Operations 2007

Jun. 14, Aug. 16, Oct. 18, Dec. 13

6451A: Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center

Jul. 5, Sep. 13, Nov. 1

Visual Studio 2008 & ASP.NET 3.5

6461A: Visual Studio 2008: Windows Communication Foundation

Jul. 12

6463A: Visual Studio 2008: ASP.NET 3.5

Jun. 7

6464A: Visual Studio 2008: ADO.NET 3.5

Jun. 14

Windows 7

50311A: Updating Your Technology Skills from Windows XP to Windows 7

Jun. 28, Sep. 8, Nov. 8

50321A: Windows 7, Configuring Technology Specialist Course

Jul. 12, Sep. 13, Nov. 22

6292A: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client

Aug. 4, Oct. 13, Dec. 20

6294A: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments

Jun. 21, Aug. 23, Oct. 25, Dec. 13

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