Office 365 is more than just Office and Email.
One of Office 365’s key functions is to bring you the Microsoft office suite where you can access it either on your desktop, mobile phones and even tablets. Aside from that, Office 365 primarily gives you the latest office software and email.
But it is so much more. Here are some of the dynamic features and benefits that Office 365 can offer to give you a productive office experience:
Aside from the core office applications that Office 365 offers such as MS Word, Excel and MS Powerpoint, there are additional apps installed on the suite to enable your users to collaborate with their colleagues.
If you’re familiar with dropbox or google drive then OneDrive should be on your to try list. OneDrive is a cloud storage that offers users a simple way to store, sync, and share files with other people and devices on the Web. OneDrive functions as the central point for hosting and sharing your personal files online when using Microsoft’s services and applications.
SharePoint Online is a cloud-based service that helps organisations share and collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers. SharePoint Online allows you to access internal sites, documents, and other information from anywhere—at the office, at home, or from a mobile device. It is a powerful set of tool that allows you to connect and collaborate with your colleagues.
It is your businesses intranet, on steroids. The ability to easily collaborate, communicate and search for all the data that you and your team needs is core to SharePoint.
Skype for Business
Skype for Business is definitely a platform worth looking into if you are looking at upgrading your online meetings. It has definitely stepped up the game and raised the bar at a new level, allowing people to conduct business smoothly and efficiently, even if they are on different parts of the globe. You can easily add a Skype Meeting link so guests can join the online meeting straight from their Outlook Calendar. You can also use Collaboration tools that will allow you to record the meeting, take quick polls, add attachments and run Q&As during your meeting.
Keep track of tasks for yourself and more so for you team is always a challenge, Microsoft Planner brings tasks management to your team already built into the Office 365 Suite.
Each plan has its own board, where you can organize tasks into buckets. You can categorize tasks based on their status or on whom they’re assigned to. To update the status or change assignments, just drag and drop tasks between columns.
Planner lets you attach files to tasks, work together on those files, and even have conversations around tasks without switching between apps. With Planner, all your team’s discussions and deliverables stay with the plan and don’t get locked away across disparate applications
Email communication can be a challenge, finding that email you needed with information from your colleague, long email conversations with no structure and even information you don’t need. Microsoft Teams provides a new and different channel to communicate with your team.
Communicate through threaded and persistent chat and keep everyone in the know. Initiate a private or group chat, share files or co-author content.
A central repository for the teams in your business to share ideas, documents and to collaborate. Teams provides integration to other systems to centralise the view of the things your team need to work on today.
If your goal is to create a working environment where employees can utilize highly reliable platforms for exchanging ideas, having conversations, collaborating, and doing their best work, then Office 365 is an ideal solution for your office.
It absolutely redefines office productivity with its cool app integration and takes your work to the next level.