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(NPR)   The Microsoft Office World Championships have been cancelled for this year. In a related story, there's a Microsoft Office World Championship   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Strange, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, year's competition, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, different parts, lot of people, Seth Maddox, Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship  
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2020-08-01 10:38:30 PM  
Dang it, I was looking forward to watching it on the Ocho again this year
 
2020-08-01 11:31:25 PM  
It's rigged. Clippy won it last year.
 
2020-08-02 12:21:03 AM  
 DNRTA, but have been purely Android for a while, phone and tablet. There's a larger Chromebook around here somewhere for when I need to type something longer than another Fark post. All devices fire up quickly (Chromebook is nearly instantaneous) and it occurred to me I no longer require a full OS. I still have several large dives holding other data (not porn, I swear, I just go to xhamster), but I seldom use them. Everything I need to do, professionally, is available on the web. My highly prized and curated music collection (in FLAC) is on those drives. But whatevs, Spotify at top bitrate works for me, as does Google Play Music, which is where my rare stuff lives. And if I have to the Chromebook can access those files. My seriously prized recordings are on wax, and that's usually just some Coltrane when I'm irritated.

I'm confident in being done with traditional OS.
 
2020-08-02 3:26:22 AM  
I imagine the PowerPoint challenge is reminiscent of those sauna competitions where the person who endures it the longest wins.
 
2020-08-02 3:43:21 AM  
For anyone curious as to what this actually entails, I looked up and copied the following from the official rules:

" HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST: During the Event, eligible entrants will be given a high-resolution copy of a Word document, an Excel workbook, or a PowerPoint presentation to recreate. The format each entrant will receive will be dependent on the exam each entrant won during the Qualifying Round Contest (i.e., winners of Microsoft Office Specialist Word exams will receive a Word document to recreate). Entrants will be required to test in one of the available languages at the Event, regardless of native or first language. Tests are only available in English. Entrants will compete in one (1) of the following six (6) Microsoft Office Specialist exam categories (each, a "MOS exam"); (i) MOS 2016 Word; (ii) MOS 2016 PowerPoint; (iii) MOS 2016 Excel; (iv) MOS 2019 Word; (v) MOS 2019 PowerPoint; or (vi) MOS 2019 Excel. Entrants will receive a printed set of guidelines containing specification for the document, workbook, or presentation, and data files that can be used as building blocks to speed up the recreation of the document, workbook, or presentation. Entrants will be allowed up to fifty (50) minutes to recreate the document, workbook, or presentation they are provided. "

It doesn't sound all that impressive.
 
2020-08-02 3:58:32 AM  
I blame the Microsoft Teams teams for this cancellation failure. Acknowledge with a click on thumbs up when you read this, you initials in a pastel circle people.
 
2020-08-02 4:26:09 AM  
"Like" is the new "um" and "you know".
 
2020-08-02 7:40:30 AM  

wxboy: For anyone curious as to what this actually entails, I looked up and copied the following from the official rules:

" HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST: During the Event, eligible entrants will be given a high-resolution copy of a Word document, an Excel workbook, or a PowerPoint presentation to recreate. The format each entrant will receive will be dependent on the exam each entrant won during the Qualifying Round Contest (i.e., winners of Microsoft Office Specialist Word exams will receive a Word document to recreate). Entrants will be required to test in one of the available languages at the Event, regardless of native or first language. Tests are only available in English. Entrants will compete in one (1) of the following six (6) Microsoft Office Specialist exam categories (each, a "MOS exam"); (i) MOS 2016 Word; (ii) MOS 2016 PowerPoint; (iii) MOS 2016 Excel; (iv) MOS 2019 Word; (v) MOS 2019 PowerPoint; or (vi) MOS 2019 Excel. Entrants will receive a printed set of guidelines containing specification for the document, workbook, or presentation, and data files that can be used as building blocks to speed up the recreation of the document, workbook, or presentation. Entrants will be allowed up to fifty (50) minutes to recreate the document, workbook, or presentation they are provided. "

It doesn't sound all that impressive.


It is for students. At the college I teach students are encouraged to join the national championships. Adds a fun competitive aspect to the course. If you win you can get a ticket for the world championship where some Asian kid will then win. Last year one of my student actually won and got to go to the U.S.
 
2020-08-02 8:55:43 AM  

wxboy: For anyone curious as to what this actually entails, I looked up and copied the following from the official rules:

" HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST: During the Event, eligible entrants will be given a high-resolution copy of a Word document, an Excel workbook, or a PowerPoint presentation to recreate. The format each entrant will receive will be dependent on the exam each entrant won during the Qualifying Round Contest (i.e., winners of Microsoft Office Specialist Word exams will receive a Word document to recreate). Entrants will be required to test in one of the available languages at the Event, regardless of native or first language. Tests are only available in English. Entrants will compete in one (1) of the following six (6) Microsoft Office Specialist exam categories (each, a "MOS exam"); (i) MOS 2016 Word; (ii) MOS 2016 PowerPoint; (iii) MOS 2016 Excel; (iv) MOS 2019 Word; (v) MOS 2019 PowerPoint; or (vi) MOS 2019 Excel. Entrants will receive a printed set of guidelines containing specification for the document, workbook, or presentation, and data files that can be used as building blocks to speed up the recreation of the document, workbook, or presentation. Entrants will be allowed up to fifty (50) minutes to recreate the document, workbook, or presentation they are provided. "

It doesn't sound all that impressive.


The LibreOffice Championship is much more productive.
 
2020-08-02 8:56:11 AM  

recondite cetacean: "Like" is the new "um" and "you know".


Totally!!
 
db2
2020-08-02 9:06:42 AM  
Lotus League has always kept the sport more pure.
 
2020-08-02 9:15:52 AM  

mybluemake: I blame the Microsoft Teams teams for this cancellation failure.


Team! Team, team, team, team, team! I even love saying the word "team"!
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2020-08-02 10:06:23 AM  
There's a joke about Army Majors and Powerpoint lurking in here something.
 
2020-08-02 2:18:38 PM  

Linux_Yes: wxboy: For anyone curious as to what this actually entails, I looked up and copied the following from the official rules:

" HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST: During the Event, eligible entrants will be given a high-resolution copy of a Word document, an Excel workbook, or a PowerPoint presentation to recreate. The format each entrant will receive will be dependent on the exam each entrant won during the Qualifying Round Contest (i.e., winners of Microsoft Office Specialist Word exams will receive a Word document to recreate). Entrants will be required to test in one of the available languages at the Event, regardless of native or first language. Tests are only available in English. Entrants will compete in one (1) of the following six (6) Microsoft Office Specialist exam categories (each, a "MOS exam"); (i) MOS 2016 Word; (ii) MOS 2016 PowerPoint; (iii) MOS 2016 Excel; (iv) MOS 2019 Word; (v) MOS 2019 PowerPoint; or (vi) MOS 2019 Excel. Entrants will receive a printed set of guidelines containing specification for the document, workbook, or presentation, and data files that can be used as building blocks to speed up the recreation of the document, workbook, or presentation. Entrants will be allowed up to fifty (50) minutes to recreate the document, workbook, or presentation they are provided. "

It doesn't sound all that impressive.

The LibreOffice Championship is much more productive.


And much more smug.  Kinda like the St. Ignatius debate team when I was in high school.
 
2020-08-02 6:01:48 PM  
I almost would have won it, but I was caught taking steroids.
 
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