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Our Top Picks from the O365 Apps and How They Can Support Your Business

As a business owner, the volume of information you encounter daily continues to grow. As it does, Office 365 also works behind the scenes, through its applications.

 

If you’re just getting started with Office 365, and you’re eager to learn more about it, then this guide is for you!

 

In a nutshell, Office 365 is a cloud-based collaboration platform from Microsoft, with Office applications and other productive services that users can subscribe to, based on their needs. With this, users can access emails, contacts, calendar and other office apps like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote via desktop or mobile.

 

In this post, we’ll walk you through an overview of each Office 365, app and how you can utilize it, along with some key benefits they can provide for your business.

 

Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft Office is a suite of interconnected services, available for Microsoft Windows and Mac Operating Systems (OS). It consists of five main applications; Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. It enables users to create, edit, delete and share document within or outside an organization. This can be installed on Mobile, Tablet, PCs, and other devices.

 

Microsoft SharePoint Online

Microsoft SharePoint Online is a cloud-based service that allows users to create, design, and manage sites, contents, and workspaces. It enables them to share their digital documents securely with team members within or outside of their organization, across Mobile, PCs and Apple devices.

 

SharePoint online is available under E, P, or K family plans including Office 365 (Plan K1 & K2), Office 365 (Plan E1, E2, E3 & E4).

 

Microsoft SharePoint Online

Microsoft SharePoint Online is a cloud-based service that allows users to create, design, and manage sites, contents, and workspaces. It enables them to share their digital documents securely with team members within or outside of their organization, across Mobile, PCs and Apple devices.

 

SharePoint online is available under E, P, or K family plans including Office 365 (Plan K1 & K2), Office 365 (Plan E1, E2, E3 & E4).

 

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a digital hub for workplace collaboration that brings together people, content, conversations, and apps all in one place. It is integrated with other O365 services to utilize the power of SharePoint, Word, Excel, Delve, PowerBI, PowerApps, Flow and many more. It’s easy to add a tab for each of these services in the user’s channel within Microsoft Teams. Also, users can add third party services like Yammer, Facebook, GitHub, and RSS feeds. Users can also do video calling and set up meetings within teams. Microsoft Teams works across Windows, iOS, Mac, web and Android platforms.

 

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Microsoft’s cloud-first and mobile-first vision has made Office 365 one of the best productivity platform for the modern workplace.

 

Uniserve can help you create an environment where your team members can utilize highly reliable platforms for exchanging ideas, having conversations, collaborating, and doing their best work.

 

Contact us today, and let’s collaborate on helping your team learn to truly utilize and leverage on the advances of Information Technology.

 

Microsoft OneDrive and One Drive for Business

OneDrive is Microsoft’s online Cloud storage product and is available for free to all owners of a Microsoft account. It offers users a simple way to store, sync, and share files with other people and devices online. OneDrive is the central point for hosting and sharing files online when using Microsoft’s services and applications.

 

OneDrive for Business, on the other hand, is a special OneDrive version available to users of the Office 365 Business plans and SharePoint team sites. It’s managed by the users’ organization and stores their work files for collaboration with their colleagues. Practically, it has the same features as the consumer version of OneDrive, expanded with additional organization and administration abilities to suit business environments.

 

Microsoft Planner

Microsoft Planner is a tool that offers a simple and highly visual way to organize teamwork. It enables users to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, set due dates, and get updates on progress. It can also be used to manage data for events, attaching documents with a task, track a school project, brainstorm new project ideas or even organize a customer visit.

 

Microsoft Planner is available for O365 users who are subscribed to any of these plans: Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Enterprise E3, Office 365 Enterprise E4, Office 365 Enterprise E5, Office 365 Education, Office 365 Education E3, Office 365 Education E4, Office 365 Business Essentials, and Office 365 Business Premium.

 

Microsoft To Do

Microsoft To-Do is one of the latest apps to be included in Office 365. It’s a simple to-do list that makes it easy to plan day to day tasks. Whether it’s for work, school or home, To-Do will help users increase their productivity, and decrease their stress levels. To-Do has a unique way to organize tasks into lists, then combining those lists into a My Day view to clear the clutter and keep users organized.

 

To-Do syncs with the users’ phone and computer, so they can access their to-dos from anywhere in the world.

 

Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow allows users to create and automate workflow across multiple applications, without having to develop any custom code by developers. Microsoft Flow can be used to automate email, alert, copying files from one source to another, synchronizing files across applications, collecting data from one service and store into other. Microsoft Flow is also accessible on any browser or mobile device.

 

Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms is a new service that has been added in to O365, specifically created for teachers and students. Teachers can create quizzes and questionnaires on a topic and invite students to respond. Microsoft Forms has built-in analytic features that allow users to evaluate responses, and the results can be exported to an excel file. As of now, Microsoft Forms is available only for an Office 365 education subscriber. However, this service will be rolling out for Office 365 commercial subscribers.

 

Microsoft Office Delve

Office Delve allows users to manage their Office profile and organize information in such a way that it helps them see information, based on their priority list. Office Delve is the first app that is powered by Microsoft Graph.