Office 365 is Microsoft’s flagship productivity software. For a monthly fee, you gain access to several things such as the classic Microsoft applications Word, PowerPoint and Excel. You may be surprised to know your Office subscription comes with over 20 installed apps ready to use*. There are 100’s more in the Microsoft store, but we’re just going to focus on the ones that built-in automatically. Here at Superfast IT we recommend Office 365 to our clients to help with their business needs and productivity.
*Not all Office 365 plans will come with all of these applications.
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Integrated into Outlook, the calendar application will allow you to schedule and accept meetings and events. Calendars can be shared among team members too. Automatic reminders can be set up with custom alerts.
Delve is a document manager that allows you to bookmark files you need from Sharepoint. You can see which members of your team are working on specific documents and view their profiles. Delve also allows you to edit your Office 365 profile such as profile picture and job role.
Dynamics is an all in one business manager. You can add custom applications into dynamics such as leave requests and expense reports. It’s like having an office admin person on your computer.
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application that allows you to collate and edit data. Formulas allow for automatic calculations to be carried out making your work more streamlined.
Allowing you to automate your workflows Flow saves you time in a wide range of ways. There are hundreds of possibilities to set up on flow from the weather being sent to your phone to automatically arranging meetings.
As the name suggests you can create forms, but there’s a host of other things you can do too. You can also make survey’s and quizzes with lots of customisation. The results can be exported to excel to analyse.
OneDrive is a cloud storage system. Plans tend to come with 1TB storage per user which should be plenty for most people. You can share files with specific people and access them anywhere with an internet connection.
Creating notes by typing, drawing or writing OneNote is your digital notepad. Pick up where you left off on another device and share notes with your team.
Microsoft’s E-mail application outlook is the industry leader. It’s smart user interface, and business feel makes it a firm favourite. There are desktop, browser and mobile versions available.
All your contacts in one place. People will let you organise your friends, family and business contacts. The app will learn your favourite contacts and recommend people you might want to contact.
The easy way to organise your team’s tasks. Planner allows you to create, assign and edit. You can group tasks into teams or even set individual planner boards.
Allowing you to create data dashboards for your team, Power BI is your all in one data hub. Sales, marketing, service and more all have custom applications for you to create your unique dashboard.
An application builder, PowerApps takes the data you already use to create web and mobile apps. You can build your own from scratch or use one of the many pre-sets provided.
The presentation application has been around for a long time now. It’s vastly improved over the years and now allows you to create professional presentations with a host of options.
As the name suggests if you have a file to share this is the application you need. Only download the data you need and make them easily accessible to others in your team.
The employee hub app for managers and employees. Request leave and shift swaps, communicate directly with colleagues and see your hours worked.
Microsoft’s answer to YouTube. The video hosting application allows you to upload, embed and share your video content around your team. Steam is based on the idea of education.
Reports, training material, presentations, newsletters and more. Sway is the modern version of Microsoft Publisher. Easily embed content from the web to make professional looking content.
Microsoft Tasks is integrated into your Outlook and lets you create tasks for yourself and others. You can set due dates, reminders and priority levels too.
The live chat team workspace is Microsoft’s answer to Whatsapp. It allows real-time messaging between people in your team and is seen as the alternative to internal E-mail.
Your online daily planner. List out your tasks and give them a completion date and toggle priority. You can add notes, access them on mobile and sync with your Outlook.
Very similar to Microsoft Stream. Video allows you to upload and share videos with members of your team.
Everybody knows Microsoft Word. The document creator allows you to type all your thoughts and more down. You can create posters, leaflets and more.
Microsoft’s take on a social media network. Yammer allows you to share updates, comment on other people’s updates and have private communication.
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