Working from home is a big change in an already tumultuous time.
Yet there’s a bright side. The quarantine could be your opportunity to reinvent
how you work — for the better. Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 has benefits
now. Plus, when you’re back to business as usual.
Office 365 is the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office. With a subscription, you get both the desktop and online
versions of apps you already know. This includes Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
OneNote, SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and more.
Office 365 enables collaboration in many ways, on desktops,
tablets, and smartphones. For example:
- Outlook —
primarily associated with email, but also lets you share notes and files
- Teams — a
hub for instant messaging, video conferencing and calls
— an internal content management platform. SharePoint lets you customize team
sites where you automate workflows and share resources
- Yammer — a
social network connecting all the users in your organization
- OneDrive — allows
users to share and co-author documents securely
Working in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and
other Office Apps you can collaborate simultaneously. There’s no need
to email back and forth. In fact, you can even see different people creating
and editing together in real time.
Remote Work with Teams
Microsoft teams at its core is a
chat program. But it does so much more. On all your devices, both iOS and
Android, Teams allows “channels”. You can have company-wide or small task group
channels. Or use a separate channel to instant messaging to a single person.
You can also invite clients or
customers into channels to join the discussion. Additionally, you can set up
security features that filter what they can access. You don’t want them to know
the ingredients to your secret sauce!
Within Teams channels users can
share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Teams also integrates with
other software. The options include Zendesk customer support, Asana project
management, or Zoom video conferencing.
Using Teams in Office 365 creates
a streamlined platform for remote work.
Remote Work with
Working on premises, your users
always had access to the business file server. OneDrive is the cloud
equivalent. Yet, since it’s online, it’s always accessible. Microsoft’s hosts the file storage to let you access and share work
files from all your devices.
Employees can even work offline.
Any changes or edits to files automatically upload when you next connect.
Share OneDrive folders or files
with external partners as well. Again, you can secure access with limits on who
can see what and specifying what actions they can take. You can even set up
automatic revoke access after a set time limit.
Office 365 & Business Security
An Office 365 subscription
protects from viruses and cybercrime. It also offers ways to recover your files
from malicious attacks.
Office 365 apps update with
security patches without any effort on your part. Plus, Outlook scans email
attachments and checks links for viruses or phishing scams.
OneDrive helps you restore files,
so they’re not held captive in a ransomware attack. Office 365 also lets users
encrypt email, prevent forwarding, and secure sensitive files.
Office 365 lets your business
communicate and collaborate in real-time. Work on any device, anywhere, at any
time. Enjoy business agility and flexibility with internal and external users.
Migrating to the cloud isn’t as
simple as pressing the “start” button. Still, our tech experts can get you up
and running quickly and with ease.
Let us help you go online and get back to business as usual, even working remotely. Call us today 01297 306 356.