Office 365 has changed the day-to-day work of a regular enterprise. It has become one of the fastest growing enterprise cloud service platforms used by businesses today and offers a wide range of productivity tools that make it easier to use and work with data online as well as with remote teams working together. O365 allows better work collaboration and drives businesses to deliver better results using effective tools for achieving their goals.
In addition, Office 365 has a power range of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Skype for Business. There are hundreds of companies in the market using these tools effectively to make their work easier. Many enterprise clients use this combination and cite its various benefits such as accessibility, security of data and its all-time reliability.
Let us have a look at the tools that make this productivity suite an all-time favorite of clients all over the world.
Yammer – Communication is the most important aspect of accurate and better collaboration amongst team members. Office 365 offers Yammer, which is a social communication and collaboration tool for teams working remotely. Yammer brings members of a team together and enables them to share information, knowledge, and content.
Skype for Business – Skype for Business has the provision of allowing video conferences with up to 250 people at the same time. You are able to talk to clienteles around the world and can set up secure meetings on any device as easily as you could on your desktop computer.
SharePoint Newsfeed – Historically, keeping up to date with the latest developments and activities in your team would require being on top of your inbox, relevant messaging apps, file activity and anything happening on the team/project intranet! SharePoint online has a newsfeed that aggregates and presents relevant messages, site and content updates to help you keep up to date with team and project activity.
OneDrive – OneDrive is a Cloud storage service which gives access to your files on-the-go. Working on- or offline, you can sync files to any device so your team members can access the most up-to-date files, never an outdated version. It also provides backup against the threat of Ransomware and other viruses; even in the event of infection, users can still access files in the Cloud.
OneNote – OneNote is a digital notebook for users on the go which allows people to write, scribble, or even doodle their thoughts on their screen. You can also draw, store pictures and save voice recordings across all devices. But this is not just a repackaged version of Word – OneNote lets you create in your own way.
Web/Mobile Apps – With Office 365, you can access the latest versions of familiar Microsoft applications, anywhere and at any time, without having to download them. Make the world your workplace; simply log in with your Microsoft ID to access the latest versions of applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Microsoft Teams – These days it’s no longer necessary to be in the office to stay in touch with your team. With Microsoft Teams acting as a private social network and chat room for your business, you‘ll never miss the latest business developments.
Power BI – One of the best tools available for business intelligence, PowerBI pulls in data from diverse sources, including online apps like Google Analytics, data stored in Excel spreadsheets and SQL Server databases. Users have to type in the required information and it will appear; for example, simply search for ‘Weekly traffic by Region’ and it will appear as a pre-formatted chart.
Sway – Sway is a storytelling app which displays relevant and featured images, videos, tweets and other content you can easily drag into your presentation. It works securely across devices, allowing collaboration between co-workers by simply sharing a link.
Multi-Person Editing Using Office in the Cloud – Document collaboration is a critical element in working effectively as a team. The combination of SharePoint and Office offers a spectrum of document collaboration methods, including co-authoring. Co-authoring allows multiple people to make edits to a document at the same time. Gone are the days where ‘Person A’ makes changes to a document and then emails it to ‘Person B’ to theirs. Teams can now collaborate in real time with SharePoint and Office greatly improving efficiency.