Microsoft 365 features to boost productivity

There’s no better tool for getting things done than Microsoft 365. It’s packed with useful features that most people don’t know about.

In this video we’re highlighting three that many people find the most useful.

The Microsoft 365 tool that helps you work less and achieve more

There’s so much more to Microsoft 365 than just Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.

You’d be surprised by how much useful software is hidden in your subscription.

In this video, we look at a productivity tool that lets you automate tasks across different apps.

Collaborating in real time with Word

We all love Word, and have used it for many, many years.

But did you know the Word of today can do so many more things, compared to the Word of yesterday.

Such as collaborating on a document in real time. Here’s how…

Excel: Making productivity easier with ‘Smart Lookup’

Excel isn’t just for crunching numbers. It’s got a host of very clever features to make your life easier and work more productive.

Here’s one you might not know about. It’s where Excel can look up the contents of a spreadsheet cell for you.

MileIQ: An automatic mileage tracker

Do your team forget to track their mileage when driving for business?

It can be a real pain. Luckily there’s an app that can track mileage automatically for you.

And you probably already have it, as it’s part of Microsoft 365.

Here are the details.

PowerPoint: Raising the game with audio

Love it or hate it, PowerPoint is the most useful way to influence colleagues during a meeting or video call.

There are lots of little tricks hidden within PowerPoint, to give you greater communication powers. And here’s one you’re going to love.

Microsoft 365: Mobile apps and business without the office

Microsoft 365 literally has all the answers. There are so many different applications contained within your subscription.

And it’s surprising just how many devices you can use your apps on.

OneNote: The power of translation

If your business works with suppliers and clients overseas, you can use OneNote to automatically translate text.

Here’s how to do it.

Lists: Making collaboration easier

We all know the power of a good to do list.

And if you use Microsoft 365, you have access to Lists. It’s a powerful tool that integrates with other apps you and your team already use.

Here’s the lowdown on Lists.

Editor:  Perfecting content for email, documents, and the web

If you ever feel embarrassed by spelling or grammar mistakes, there’s help available – and it’s from an app you probably already have.

Microsoft Editor is part of 365. It will check your text in real time and make suggestions. And it even works on non-Microsoft products. Here are all the details.

Teams: Immersive and inclusive

You’re using Teams in your business, right? In our view it’s one of the best applications Microsoft has ever released. And in this video, we explore an inclusivity feature that makes it even more useful.

Whiteboard makes collaboration simple

Nothing beats gathering your team together around a whiteboard to brainstorm ideas. But in our new hybrid world, getting everyone in the same place at the same time can be a challenge.

Here’s a clever online whiteboard tool you can use to achieve the same benefit.

MyAnalytics will help you be more efficient

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a dashboard with information about your team’s work patterns? To help them collaborate more. And make sure they were disconnecting from work to have proper breaks.

This dashboard exists. And it’s within Microsoft 365. Our video has the details.

Access: Database management for casual users and professionals

There’s a tool inside Microsoft 365 which allows you to get a lot more out of data sitting inside your business.

It’s not Excel – it’s more powerful than that. But it’s still user friendly. We reveal all in our video.

To Do… making your life easier

Half the battle of being productive is knowing what you need to do, by when.

There’s a very powerful task manager that works with other Microsoft 365 applications. Here’s the lowdown on it.

SharePoint: The benefits for your business

If you’re looking for a customized way to collaborate and share information within your business, maybe SharePoint is the answer. Our video shows you some of exciting things you can do with it.

Bookings: Delivering organization and customer satisfaction

We’re all busy, with packed calendars. Which sometimes makes it difficult to find a good time to talk to each other.

Enter Microsoft Bookings. It’s designed to find gaps that suit you and the person you want to meet with. And make sure everyone gets reminders about the call or meeting.

Plus, it’s fully integrated with your Outlook. Here’s how it works.

Microsoft Project makes project management simple

If a lot of your work involves managing projects, there’s lots of software you can use to help you.

In our video, we recommend some software that integrates well with the other 365 applications you already use.

Planner helps your team to get things done

If your team is based in lots of different locations, managing projects effectively can be a headache.

Not if you’re using Microsoft Planner. It’s a powerful tool, and integrates perfectly with the Microsoft 365 apps you already love.

Let’s explore many of the benefits.

Microsoft 365 Sway: A niche app with a real purpose

You need to design a document for work… but you’re not a designer. And apps like Publisher are too confusing?

Enter Sway. It’s inside Microsoft 365, and makes designing easy for non-designers. Here’s our take on it.

Why Microsoft 365 needs multi factor authentication

If your team uses weak passwords for applications, it’s only a matter of time till you have a major security problem.

Multi-factor authentication is a major defensive weapon to help protect your business.

Forms: Connecting safely to the people you need to

You need to collect information from prospects or clients? Microsoft Forms is a safe way to do it.

Visio gives you powerful visualization tools

Do you need to create a diagram – perhaps a flow chart or a floor plan for a new project. Visio is an easy way to do it. Here’s what you need to know.

Publisher puts professional publishing at your fingertips

The days of needing a designer to create professional looking designs are over. You already have the tools you need – such as Microsoft Publisher.

Stream: A great place to share videos

There’s nothing better than video for communicating with people, especially your team. Did you know you have access to a powerful live streaming and video on demand tool within your Microsoft 365 subscription?

Outlook: A simpler way to do it all

Constantly switching between contacts, your calendar and inbox as you set up your working week? It can be frustrating when information is in different places.

Now you can do it all within Outlook.

OneDrive: Security as standard

Looking for an effective way to store files safely, access them from anywhere, share them easily and sync everything in real time? Here it is.

Do you need a Microsoft 365 backup?

So, your business relies heavily on Microsoft 365. Everything is in there.

Question is then, do you need a backup for it?