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Are You Getting the Most Out of Office 365?

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Cindy Farmer

Probably not. Most companies aren’t. The reality is that many companies purchase Office 365 for it’s email platform and don’t even know that many of it’s various other service offerings exist. So, they don’t know what these service offerings can do for them or how to use them. It actually has so many uses beyond email. Let us explain.

As a subscription service, Microsoft Office 365 provides users with the basic productivity applications necessary to get work done. These applications include a word processor, a spreadsheet, an email client, a calendar, and a presentation application.

OneDrive: OneDrive is the Microsoft cloud service that connects you to all your files, letting you store and protect your files, share them with others and get to them from anywhere on all your devices.

SharePoint: Allows your team to do less, work more. Accessed through any browser and hosted in the cloud, SharePoint hosts documents, forms, blogs and almost any content. SharePoint is a document collaboration tool that can automatically integrate with external applications; such as, YouTube, Survey Monkey and Salesforce. It can also serve as a company branded page (intranet) publicizing company events, news and calendars with anytime, anywhere access. 

Teams: Is an easily scalable, accessible from any device collaboration platform in which employees can create, share, and review team work to get things done. It’s a chat-based workspace that integrates people, content, tools and apps together in one place. It also includes video calling and meeting setup capabilities.

We all know that within Office 365, the most used applications are Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. But there are a few others that can make productivity so much better. If you’re interested in creating an environment for employees to use dependable platforms for conversations, idea exchange and collaboration, while working smarter, then the applications below could be very useful to your company and they are already included with your Office 365 subscription.

Office 365 is a well-respected and widely used productivity platform that also accommodates regulatory compliance. While it's main usage is email, it can do so much than that. With it’s OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams applications, employees can utilize highly reliable platforms for doing their best work. Shouldn’t you be making the most of those applications, as well?

If you want to start and are not sure how, contact ProActive Information Management. Our team of experts can show you not only how to install the applications, but how to use them to your best advantage.


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