Microsoft Office 365 has many benefits, including business resiliency, security, and anytime, anywhere access for remote employees. Another key benefit is that the software constantly releases new updates. However, many feel overwhelmed with the updates and aren’t sure where to start. So they oftentimes stick with what they know – and don’t adopt any of the new updates.
This helps avoid the learning curve, but it also hampers potential opportunities to boost efficiency and drive greater productivity. But if you decide to adopt and learn new features, where is the best place to start?
Here’s a list of features to check out:
Microsoft Teams is great for staff that frequently engage, such as sales and marketing or project management and engineering. The feature is a digital translation of Microsoft OpenOffice and creates an easy connection to co-workers while keeping work open and visible to everyone.
Users can see content and chat history at any time, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller conversations. In addition, it has built-in access to SharePoint, OneNote and Skype for Business.
Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based service that allows business users to build workflows around time-consuming tasks. This technology turns repetitive tasks into a multistep workflow, so it’s easier to achieve goals and simple to manage a large number of tasks.
For example, a few clicks allow you to capture tweets and add them as leads in Dynamics 365 and subscribers in MailChimp. Users can also easily add actions, set parameters and reorder or delete those actions as the project progresses.
Microsoft PowerApps allows users to deploy business applications quickly. Users start with prebuilt templates, or they can begin from scratch. In addition, the technology connects easily with services that you already use, such as SharePoint, Dynamics 365 and other apps. Microsoft PowerApps removes friction from the process of writing apps because you don’t need to write any code.