In a world where technology is used as much as it is today, it’s highly likely that everybody has used Microsoft 365 at one point or another. Whether this is professionally, personally or through education, the general applications associated with Microsoft 365 consist of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, but Microsoft has so much more to offer!
Are you missing out on the extras included with Microsoft 365?
Microsoft Sway allows you to create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more. Sway is designed to provide a lightweight, cloud-only storytelling app that is easier to use than PowerPoint and provides more options than simply slide after slide. As many of us are not qualified in graphic design, Microsoft has provided a variety of templates amendable by anyone of any technical level to create the perfect presentation for any situation.
Microsoft Planner is a simple, visual way to organise teamwork. Planner allows you to display your group tasks alongside your individual tasks right from your Microsoft Teams.
With Microsoft Planner there is no need to recreate files, notes or member lists, you can get more accomplished by adding another Planner plan to your Microsoft group. Additionally, you can assign and organise times and tasks whilst setting deadlines, and sharing files and team members can communicate through the platform. Planner is also available on both IOS and Android with your Office 365 subscriptions.
Microsoft Flow can also be called Power Automate and is a cloud-based software that allows employees to create and automate workflows and tasks. Flow provides easy to use drag and drop tools with hundreds of pre-built connectors that automate repetitive, mundane tasks.
Flow also allows you to record and visualise your end to end processes with the process advisor. This feature gives you recommendations and deep insights that take the guesswork out of your automation.
Microsoft Stream enables live streaming and videos on demand for team meetings, events and training. Stream enhances your communications, company meetings and training with events for up to 10,000 attendees.
So, whether at home, at work or out and about everyone has a seamless video experience across both web and mobile devices.
SharePoint provides a great collaborative environment where people in and out of your organisation can work together through co-authoring, presenting and more.
SharePoint is known as your mobile, intelligent intranet and allows you to share and manage content, knowledge and applications to promote quick and easy teamwork.
No need to attach files they can be shared easily through the SharePoint app allowing you to customise your site for specific team members and projects. Sharepoint is accessible from any location on any device.
Microsoft Viva is an employee experience platform that brings communications, knowledge, learning resources and insights to work.
Experienced through Microsoft Teams, Viva provides a culture that empowers people and teams to be their best from anywhere by bringing learning into the flow of work to promote a culture of development. This is a great tool for staff to manage their well-being at work with the goal of Viva being to improve the overall employee experience at work.
Microsoft Visio is the ultimate tool for diagramming, allowing you to create visual documents turning numbers and information into impactful stories.
Visio provides the user with a library of templates and shapes for various types of charts. But, it’s not only a diagram builder, with Visio you can build any visual chart from building plans to 3D maps. The app is also integrated with Word and Excel allowing you to transfer data easily.
MyAnalytics is designed to help gain insights into how team members spend their time with the goal of maximising their wellbeing and reducing stress and burnout.
MyAnalytics gives you insights into your work patterns around focus, network, wellbeing and collaboration over the past four weeks. These insights display observations and trends of your most recent work habits.
For instance, how many days were you able to disconnect from work or how effective are you networking with your coworkers etc. The app then helps you understand where you may be struggling at work and provides tips on how to improve the worker experience. For example, MyAnalytics will recognise if you don’t have enough time for uninterrupted or individual work and provide you tips on how to protect your calendar and manage distractions.
OneNote is a digital note-taking app to keep all your notes, research and plans in one place to be accessed whenever, wherever.
OneNote helps you get organised with divided sections and pages available for different topics that are easily searchable through the application. Furthermore, having OneNote installed across all your devices ensure you’ll never be without the information you need.
Microsoft Yammer helps you connect and engage with others in your organisation, allowing you to share ideas, updates and network with others through just one application.
Yammer delivers on-demand live events where you can share rich communications, offering events of up to 20,000 attendees for meetings and training sessions.
With Yammer you can build communities of interest, collect ideas and feedback and keep everyone informed, aligned and on the same page.
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