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O365: Start with these 5 apps (that aren’t Outlook)

O365: Start with these 5 apps (that aren’t Outlook)

July 29, 2019 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Ted Parker

Office 365 is the first step in leading your company to a Digital Transformation— but that means getting comfortable with more than just Outlook in the Cloud. There are more than 25 amazing new apps with O365. So, where to start?

Don’t worry about mastering all your new apps just yet. Stick with us and our picks for the Top 5 need to know apps, and you’ll be in good shape:

1. Outlook
Okay, we cheated. Start with Outlook. Everybody does. But not many are taking advantage of the full power of Outlook on O365. New functionalities like Conversations, Filters and Focused are just a few of the options that can change the way your company manages email. Have you tried Outlook Online yet? You have access to more features and can even post messages directly into OneNote for easy referencing. (Read about our 1-day Outlook class)

2. OneNote
What app is better to master next than OneNote? OneNote enables each user to create, organize, share and collaborate on notes, files, pictures and more in a digital notebook – any where, any time with any device. OneNote integrates seamlessly with your Office 365 apps and captures the information you import from your documents and Forms, and backs all your information up onto the secure Microsoft network. (Read about our 1-day OneNote class)

3. OneDrive
OneDrive = One Person. OneDrive provides every user in your company with a personal filing cabinet in the cloud. It can— and will— replace individual or personal drives on your company’s network. It offers the ability to store, protect, share and collaborate from any where, any time with any device. (Read about our 1-day OneDrive class)

4. SharePoint Online
SharePoint = Shared. While OneDrive is an individual’s storage drive, SharePoint Online is the company’s internal storage platform (and the backbone of O365). It’s a secure place to store, organize, share and access information – again from anywhere, any time with any device. Keep your team up-to-date with company news without sacrificing security on the Microsoft network.  (Read about our 4-day SharePoint Online class)

5. Teams and Skype for Business
We cheated again. This one is a “two-fer”. Teams (which is now integrated with Skype for Business) is the primary communication hub within O365. It is a collaboration tool that provides global, remote, and dispersed teams with the ability to work together and share information via a common space – anywhere, any time with any device. Its features include online meetings, business messaging, calling, video meetings, file sharing, one-on-one chat, team chat, and more. (Read about our 1-day Teams and Skype for Business class)

Do you have questions about any of these five apps (okay, six) or any other apps included with your O365 subscription? Fill out the form below and a member of our team will reach out with the training you need to master Office 365.

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