22 Apr Microsoft 365’s Arsenal of Valuable Tools
In the last article we explored Microsoft 365 and why businesses would choose to use it. Now, let’s explore the triage of tools in the Microsoft suite and see where they can help you in your workplace.
The Microsoft 365 ecosystem
If you have any familiarity with Microsoft 365 products you will have heard of Excel. It is a spreadsheet programme developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and IoS. If you are using huge amounts of data and in-house analyses, Excel is the logical choice for you.
OneDrive offers your team a place to store, share, and sync your work files – all together. With SharePoint you can remain connected to the rest of your team, whilst also allowing you to access and edit files simultaneously with a colleague, regardless of where you are in the world. This access is possible from anywhere, on a computer, a tablet, or phone – plus, if you are already synched to your Mac or PC, you can do this without an internet connection.
Microsoft To do
Microsoft To Do is a cloud-based task management app that allows your team to manage their tasks, from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
SharePoint gives you a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information from any device, which can all be done via a web browser. SharePoint can – like most in the Microsoft suite – be used in conjunction with all the other Microsoft applications, allowing your entire workflow to run smoothly.
Microsoft Word is arguably the most classic of all the tools in the Microsoft suite – for a lot of us we have either used it at school or later in life at work. It is a word processing programme that allows users to type out and save documents. But there are loads of word processing tools on the market, so what makes Microsoft Word different? Well, that is an easy question to answer because its reputation and familiarity set it apart from its rivals. Why would you use any of its counterparts – however capable they may be – when you already know how to use Microsoft and can be sure you are getting the most from it?
Microsoft Power Automate
Power Automate helps you create automated workflows between your favourite apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, and collect data. Automation is the future of all businesses worldwide, and, with Power Automate interconnecting to all the other Microsoft tools, it is one of the most popular tools on the market for those that want to automate their mundane tasks, in the process allowing their team to concentrate their time and energy on tasks that match their skillset.
Microsoft Teams is one of the latest – and greatest – tools released on the Microsoft suite. For its relatively new presence on the scene, Microsoft Teams has rapidly become one of the most famous and important applications on the entire planet. With it offering video conferencing, file management, chat features, team creation and much more, it has become the essential feature in the arsenal of many businesses. If utilized to its fullest, Microsoft Teams has the power to revolutionize your organization through improved collaboration, communication, and productivity. A mind blowing 250 million people spread over 181 countries worldwide use the app – they can’t all be wrong!
All the tools that Microsoft release are good, but, to utilize them to their full potential, you need to adopt a collection of different ones. They all work in unison but some complement each other better than others.
We hope that these articles have enlightened you as to what Microsoft 356 is capable of if used correctly.
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