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7 Office 365 Features You Should Be Using

Looking for a productivity platform that you can tailor to meet your needs? Look no further than Office 365.

“Microsoft 365 has over 27 million active monthly users.” – Microsoft

The cloud-based suite allows you to integrate your email, cloud storage, document creation, and other plugins seamlessly. Here are a few of our favorite features.

Send a link, not a document.

Let’s say you’re working on a report that you need to share with a coworker. Attaching a bulky file and waiting for them to make edits before sending it back is time-consuming. Not to mention the additional strain on your email server.

With Office 365, you can set a document’s editing permissions and email it as a link. Giving your coworker remote access and real-time review has never been easier.

Focus your inbox.

As a business owner, it’s likely you get hundreds of emails. Every. Single. Day. It can certainly be overwhelming. *Cue intense sigh.*

Office 365’s Focused Inbox makes it easier to stay on top of the most critical ones. The automatic tool sorts your messages in order of importance, reducing the time you have to spend combing through your inbox.

“Microsoft Outlook has over 90 million mobile app users.” – Microsoft

Schedule your emails.

A huge amount of business communication happens via email. Failure to reply or follow up can slow down projects, leave questions unanswered and cause excess stress. Thankfully, there’s an app to help with that.

Office 365’s Boomerang App allows you to schedule and write more actionable emails. Plus, it reminds you to follow up after a certain number of days if you haven’t received a response to a message you sent.

Use pre-designed templates.

Ever needed to create a mission-critical presentation in a short amount of time?

Office 365 comes stocked with hundreds of professional, pre-designed templates. Simply search for what you need and pick the theme you like. No graphic designer needed.

Work offline.

No Wi-Fi? No problem. Office 365 lets you edit documents sans internet and upload your changes once you regain connectivity. Simply edit your document and save it locally.

As soon as you reconnect, your changes will be automatically applied and other users will be notified of the updates.

Plan your projects.

Busy is the new black. At least that’s what it feels like. There’s always so much to do.

Luckily, there’s a tool to help with that. Office 365 Planner can help you streamline your workflow. The project management app lets you create plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, set due dates, and provide status updates. All from one application.

Easily schedule meetings.

Office 365’s FindTime add-on lets you and your team set up meetings without endless back and forth. It scans everyone’s calendars for open times and creates a poll with available options. Everyone votes and a calendar invite is generated with the winning time.

Power your productivity with Office 365.

This cloud-based platform is jam-packed with features that allow your organization to accomplish more. If you want to discover additional ways you can customize Office 365 to meet your business needs, please reach out. We’re experienced in showing how this application will enhance your productivity.