Office 365 is the core of Microsoft’s cloud offering when it comes to productivity and collaboration, bringing together everything Microsoft has to offer that ensures smooth and close collaboration between all relevant stakeholders in any given project or process. This includes email, content creation, database management, and spreadsheet functionality software – everything a modern business needs to get going.
A big misconception about Office 365 is that you must always be connected to the internet to use it. This is not so: the desktop apps that are installed with every subscription work perfectly without connectivity – they just function best with a connection, as that is how the sharing/collaborating/emailing takes place.
Office 365 works on all major operating systems, whether they’re desktop or mobile, giving subscribers access to all of its functionality no matter if they’re Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, or Android users.
Key benefits of Skype for Business
Creates meetings by sharing a link
Can share participants’ screens
Supports live polls
Has a shared whiteboard
Supports conversations with ≤250 participants
HD video with head-tracking and automatic cropping
Records the audio and video of online meetings
Integrates with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote
Getting hold of the right people at the right time, ensuring everyone is on the same page and has access to all of the information they need about the projects they’re involved in, can be a huge business challenge. In fact, it’s a common pain point for organisations across the globe… but it’s an addressable one.
Collaborating effectively is a matter of using the right tools, and Microsoft Teams is Redmond’s “right tool”.
It’s an all-in-one collaboration tool that allows groups of people to work closely together using the familiar environments of Microsoft Office and Skype for Business, but in a way that offers insight and transparency across all of the conversations, task assignment, and follow-up usually required of the people involved in any project.
Microsoft Teams lets teams talk (literally and via messaging), email, and comment, all from one handy central location, offering team leaders the visibility and transparency that enables their ability to co-ordinate tasks and events efficiently, and to ensure deadlines are set and adhered to.
SharePoint is an excellent solution for powering an organisation’s internal intranet. It allows staff to share all Office 365 collateral on a SharePoint node, and present it all with an easy to use, attractive interface.
SharePoint is available on its own, or as part of a package that can be customised to the business’s needs.