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Office 365: The Best Cloud Productivity Solution on the Market

Beverly Crisler

As COVID-19 continues to keep people working remotely, it’s becoming increasingly important to help your team feel connected and supported. With isolation, social distancing, and stay-at-home mandates, it’s easy for individuals to feel disconnected and discouraged. Giving your team the resources to stay connected can help.

Microsoft has the answer. Office 365 is a productivity cloud solution that delivers innovative and intelligent experiences, rich organizational insights, and a trusted platform to help people and organizations get more done. Office 365 contains the same core applications as traditional versions of Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and depending on the plan purchased, may also include other apps and services such as Publisher, Planner, OneDrive, Exchange, SharePoint, Access, Skype, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams.

Here’s a short description of some of the apps and their purpose:

  • Word – Create documents, flyers, publications
  • PowerPoint – Create presentations
  • Excel – Store, organize, interpret, and manipulate data
  • OneDrive – Store data online
  • OneNote – Organize data you collect including handwritten notes, drawings, screen captures, audio clips, and more
  • SharePoint - Build intranet sites and create pages, document libraries, and lists
  • Publisher – Create extensive publications, posters, flyers, menus
  • Outlook – Manage email and calendars, to do lists, and contacts
  • Teams – Enable communication and meetings inside and outside of your organization
  • Access – Capture and analyze data from computers or networks
  • PowerApps – Build and use custom business apps that connect to your data and work across the web

Microsoft has designed the applications in the suites to work together seamlessly. If you take a look at the list above, you can imagine how many combinations of apps can be used together. For instance, you can write a document in Word and save it to the cloud using OneDrive. You can write an email in Outlook and attach a presentation you’ve created with PowerPoint. You can share documents with your coworkers in Teams and find them in SharePoint.

See What Office 365 Can Do for Your Business

There are several different packages available when licensing Office 365, including versions for personal use, multi-user households, students, businesses, nonprofits, and education institutions. To learn more about choosing and implementing Office 365 solutions at your organization, contact us today.