If you mention Microsoft Office 365, most people will recognise it as the suite of business tools that provides Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. But there are a host of others that could be equally beneficial.
We would not want anyone to miss out on the tools they already have at their disposal but are not using or, indeed, tools they could be using if they invested in Office 365.
Here are six of the best:
1. Skype for Business – allows users to communicate and collaborate with each other using a business-class instant messenger service and video call capabilities. Users can also view the presence – available, offline, busy, etc – of their colleagues before deciding on the best way to contact them.
2. OneDrive – create, upload, and edit files from your desktop, favourite browser or mobile devices. Synchronise with your PC or Mac for convenient offline access. Easily share documents with anyone and co-author on the same file without versioning hassles.
3. OneNote – capture, create and collaborate your thoughts all in one place. Type, write or draw with the free form feel of pen to paper. Search and clip from the web to add picture ideas too.
4. Delve – helps users find documents and contacts based on past activity and suggests content they may be interested in – all from one dashboard.
5. Planner – manage and collaborate with your teams to create new plans, organise and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress.
6. Microsoft Teams – see content and chat history anytime so team activities and conversations are visible to all team members
These are all part of the Office 365 Business Premium package but are largely overlooked by businesses and individual users. Harnessing these tools would make a real difference to productivity in helping teams to work more closely and efficiently while individuals can access ongoing projects when and wherever you are working.
If you want to know more about Office 365, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to help.