What you didn’t know about Office 365

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Posted by Greg Henley on 03-Oct-2017 14:51:34

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You probably use it to send emails in Outlook and save dates in your Calendar. But did you know you can use other Office 365 apps to do so much more?

Keep track of workloads

Assign your employees tasks and tick off all the work that’s been done in Planner, a planning application that lets you organise teamwork.


Share feedback in an instant

Share documents with others and instantly notify them of this with SharePoint, which makes document storage more people-centric.


Prioritise relevant information

See what your employees and colleagues are working on in Delve, and prioritise the information you think is going to be the most relevant.


Have casual conversations

Host private and group conversations in Yammer, and communicate with employees and colleagues in a more casual way.


Create presentations and reports

Create good-looking, easy to share presentations and reports in Sway, where you can combine text and media to great effect.

All of these features are freely available in Office 365. All you have to do to get started with each of them is open your app launcher then click on whichever app you want to use.

If all this isn’t enough, there are a couple of other Office 365 benefits that can help you turn manual admin processes into quick and painless digital actions.


Get legally-binding electronic signatures

You may think that in order to get a legally-binding signature, you have to print out your Word documents and sign them in ink. This can take longer if you need to chase other people for their signatures too. But in AppSource, one of the secrets of office 365 can change this.

DocuSign lets you add electronic signatures, or e-signatures, to your Word documents. All you have to do is install their add-on in your Word ribbon. You can then use this to put your own signatures in your documents, or request signatures from others. These signatures are legally-binding, too.


A quick way to complete user profiles

No one would blame you for giving little thought to user profiles. Getting these filled is a time-consuming manual process. However, when they are complete with accurate information, they can make the running of Office 365 so much smoother. There’s something you can use to get this information quickly and easily.

Hyperfish identifies missing and out-of-date profile information in your company directory profiles. It populates and updates this by starting a friendly conversation with your users via email and instant messaging, at a time that’s best for them.

Get more from your cloud 

You may not need to use every app mentioned here. But we can help you determine which ones can help you to get more from your cloud. 


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Topics: Office 365, Microsoft, Office 365 support