The Office.com content is “task-oriented,” not certification based. Users will be able to get in, learn what they need to and get on with their jobs. All the videos are short in duration, typically from three to five minutes. For example, in a few minutes users can learn to convert a list into a table in Word or master VLOOKUP in Excel. Meridian says that have a documented customer retention rate of 98 percent. The company provides integrated solutions for over 350 clients with 8.5 million active users including AutoZone, Bell Helicopter, CSX Corporation, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., Panera Bread, Sunrise Senior Living, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and more than 80 federal, state and local governments. In a related story, the company announced this week that it is implementing its software-as-a-service (SaaS) LMS and social platform for the California Health Benefit Exchange, also known as Covered California. The LMS will play a role in educating nearly nine million Californians about the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Meridian’s LMS will provide approximately 40,000 grantees and state workers, among others, with 15 learning tracks that include courses on applying for healthcare coverage or submitting an appeal if denied. Healthcare coverage through Covered California begins January 1, 2014.Meridian Knowledge Solutions, whose Meridian Global LMS integrates advanced learning management, mobile learning, social learning, e-commerce, learning content management, performance management and workforce analytics, announced recently that the company is collaborating with Office.com to launch training content for the Microsoft Office suite. From Meridian Global LMS, employees will be able to view instructional videos on topics related to their daily tasks. Microsoft has designed the just-in-time training videos to boost a worker’s productivity.