Microsoft Office 365 – get to the next level

 Mar 19, 2018

With over 120 million active monthly users, it is hard to think of a world without Microsoft Office 365. It’s probably so common in practise that you don’t feel the need to continuously update your knowledge about it and its features. With on average around 300 updates a year and a lot of excellent features that you might not be aware off, Office 365 can help you to streamline workload and keep optimizing your productivity.


What’s in it?

Office 365 refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other cloud productivity services that are enabled over the Internet. The fully installed business plans include the applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. (Publisher and Access are available on PC only.). Cloud productivity services included with the plans are OneDrive, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams and Yammer.


By combining the functionalities of the apps with the cloud productivity services, Office 365 has created a strong platform that helps you get the most out of your work day, anywhere and on any device. Next to that, combined with Dynamics 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based ERP and CRM enterprise system, it is a powerful tool for business productivity.


We offer great courses if you would like to learn more about Office 365 or Dynamics 365.


Some tips and tricks of using Office 365

We listed some useful tips and tricks that you might did not know about, but can help you in your day-to-day work.


Use Sway instead of PowerPoint to make your presentations more creative in a very efficient way. Sway is integrated with YouTube, OneDrive and many more which makes it easier to do both image and video integrations in your presentations.

Syncing Office with OneDrive and SharePoint to access your documents from virtually anywhere. You just ‘Save’ your file and there will be an option to upload to OneDrive and SharePoint.

Recall an erroneously sent email by using the Move option and click on the Action button and choose ‘Recall This Message’ in your Sent folder.

Configure DocuSign with your Office 365 account to make signing documents online easier than ever.

Use Microsoft Dynamics 365 with Outlook to view information about your customers, and your recent activities with them without leaving your email application.



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New Horizons  

New Horizons is Australia’s leading corporate training provider, and has been educating business professionals for over 15 years in the areas of Professional Development, Microsoft Office & Adobe Applications, and IT Technical. Our aim through this blog is to bring you relevant stories, articles, and tips & tricks that can help you to improve your skills and productivity in the workplace. Our expert trainers will also be posting their own articles from time to time, so be sure to keep an eye out.

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