Microsoft Makes Work Fun: Office Launches “Ribbon Hero”, A Social Game

Forget Farmville or Mafia Wars, Microsoft wants you to play Excel –pivot tables FTW. Most software training and help resources are painful experiences written by technical publication editors.  We know that most tutorial and help sections within applications are horrible to work with (I’ve shaken my head in frustration quite a few times using Microsoft’s own tutorial tools), and not every office worker can afford to attend a powerpoint training class. Click above image to see my notes: Powerpoint users are given challenges, like this artistic effect, to win points which are used to brag on Facebook. Learning game encourages social sharing First, click on the image to see my additional notes.   I rarely get excited at briefings, however big-enterprise … Continue readingMicrosoft Makes Work Fun: Office Launches “Ribbon Hero”, A Social Game