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Office 365 apps including Planner

Soon to be realised in most plans of Office 365 is the Office 365 Planner. It is essentially Microsoft’s answer to the ultimate collaborative tool, with the intention of making team projects easy and efficient. It offers a very visual way to organise teamwork, allowing people to create ‘Plans’ with others and then organise and assign tasks within those Plans. You can also share files, message each other and get instant updates about the project’s progress.

The Basic Setup

Each Plan has a Board. On each Board, you can assign Cards. Cards will be associated with work tasks or items, and will have assigned due dates, attachments, categories and conversations. They will display a document or picture (depending on the specific item the Card is associated with) which means the Planner remains incredibly visual, and at a glance you can see which tasks and items you have displayed on your Board. Read more

Groups for Office 365

Newly included with Office 365 and Outlook 2016 is a feature called Groups. It can be a great way to collaborate within your business whilst providing the same familiarity of Outlook, combined with the powerful security and collaborative features of SharePoint.

One of the most common ways businesses collaborate is simply by sharing documents through email, but there are so many problems with this, as we often reiterate. When sharing documents in this way, you are really only sending a copy of the original file. Any changes made by another colleague on that file will have to then be manually transferred onto the original, and if you’re dealing with several colleagues and copies, it can be a nightmare trying to keep track of the most recent changes. On top of this, sharing copies can often result in chunks of text being accidentally omitted from the final document. Read more

Logos for Skype for Business and regular Skype

Most of you reading this will already know what Skype is, and if you’re not already using it professionally within your business, you probably do use it to stay in touch with friends or family. It’s a fantastic way to communicate with people on a personal level, being able to instant message, video call and easily share small files.

So what is Skype for Business?

Essentially it has all the key elements included with regular Skype but with plenty of added features to make it the tool you never knew you needed for effective business collaboration and communication. Here are just 7 of its features that will highlight why you should be using Skype for Business over regular Skype. Read more