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5 Productivity-Boosting O365 Hacks 0

5 Productivity-Boosting O365 Hacks

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Blog, Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 for business is a robust suite of productivity tools. The cloud-based suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) prioritizes accessibility, collaboration, affordability, and scalability. For businesses small and large, user adoption is key to maximizing the productivity benefits of O365. O365 represents a world of potential, but users must be comfortable and knowledgeable to take full advantage. Here are five productivity-boosting O365 hacks to leverage the full potential of the latest Office application:   OneDrive Drag and Drop   OneDrive is Microsoft’s version of Google Drive or Dropbox. It has many uses, from providing secure, off-site backup of data to facilitating document sharing and collaboration with colleagues, clients, and associates. Drag and drop functionality makes it easier than ever to upload files to OneDrive from anywhere, anytime, on any device. Drag and drop documents, photos, videos, presentations, PDFs, spreadsheets, zip files and more with just the click of a button. Collaborate, stay organized, protect business data, and boost productivity.   Secure your Documents   For many people, attaching a file or document to an email is still the way they choose to send and shared their information. But today, many people are now turning towards the advantage of being able to simply link their documents to...

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6 Reasons to Switch to Office 365 0

6 Reasons to Switch to Office 365

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Blog, Office 365

Times are changing, especially when it comes to the world of technology, and that includes the way we communicate and share our ideas and information with one another. Cloud computing platforms like Office 365 are revolutionizing the way we collaborating and do business. In fact, Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest growing commercial product ever. This robust suite facilitates mobility and communication on a whole new level. If your organization hasn’t yet made the transition, here are six reasons why you should make the switch to Office 365.   1) Cost   With Office 365, you can get pay-as-you-go pricing. You can buy as many licenses as you need and alter your plan as your organizational needs change. The scalable deployment ensures your organization has the flexibility to reallocate resources as needed.   2) Storage through OneDrive   OneDrive is a great feature that comes as a part of the 365 package. This cloud storage service provides businesses with 1TB of storage space per user, allows files to be shared either internally or externally from your business, along with tools that enable control over what gets shared and seen by whom. OneDrive gives you flexibility and control.   3) Team Sites with SharePoint Online   Office 365 provides a built-in...

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Five Things to Know About Office 365

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Blog, Office 365

Image Source: winsupersite.com If you’re trying to decide if Office 365 fits the specific needs of your business or organization, here are five things to know about Microsoft’s cloud-based version of Office. What’s the Difference? Chances are you’re already familiar with the desktop version of Microsoft Office. Components like MS Word and MS Excel have been staples on our home and office PCs for years. Office 365 and Office Web Apps are the most recent add-ons to the family. Office Web Apps is a free, albeit limited, version of Office that integrates with Microsoft’s cloud storage service Skydrive. Importantly, it allows users on a device without Office installed to view and do basic edits of Office files via the web. While Web Apps is great for viewing and making basic text or formatting edits, Office 365 offers full desktop Office functionality in the cloud through a subscription-based plan. Office 365 has become increasingly popular among small-to-medium sized businesses since it’s a near hybrid of the desktop and web-based versions of Office and it supports multiple devices. What are the System Requirements? Office 365 requires Internet access, Windows 7 or 8, OS X 10.6 (or later) on a Mac, and compatible browsers such as IE9, Chrome 18, Firefox 12 and...

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Office 365 vs Google: Which is Better for Business?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Blog, Cloud Services, Email, Office 365

When it comes to deciding on a cloud-based email provider, small-to-medium sized businesses have two primary choices – Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365. After talking with SMB owners or technology decision makers, we’ve found that many have pledged their allegiance to Google and don’t want to hear a pitch for Microsoft. Many are adamant that they have everything they need in the core offerings of Google Apps – Gmail, Docs/Drive, Hangouts and Sites. While these are undoubtedly solid offerings, they are more than individual products. How about comparing Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 in regard to the collective experience as a whole? By looking at the sum of their respective parts, many may find that Google Apps is actually limiting them to a degree. Here are a few examples of why: Pricing – Google has a one-size fits all approach to pricing. This approach is contradictory to the biggest selling point of Cloud technology, which is to pay for what you use, just like your electric or gas utility bills. By comparison, Microsoft lets users pay for only what they need. Sounds pretty good right? Google Drive Lacks Efficiency with MS Office Files – While the Google Drive cloud storage app is fairly adept at handling native...

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How to Setup an Effective Telecommuting Program

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Blog, Cloud Services, Mobile, Office 365

In an earlier article, “Should I Let My Employees Work From Home“, we discussed some important points to consider before allowing your employees to work from home. As previously explained, for remote working to be successful, your employees need to have all the tools (as well as know how to use them) so that they can be productive outside of the office. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure your employees, both in house and remote, can continue to communicate and collaborate, regardless of their geographical location. By creating and maintaining a flexible IT infrastructure, you can ensure that the needs of both in house and remote employees are met simultaneously, all while encouraging communication and collaboration. In this article, we will discuss Office 365 and the steps to take when implementing  mobile office tools so that you can ensure your company and your employees (both remote and in house) are set up for success. Office 365 – Cloud powered connection, collaboration and control The biggest benefit of Office 365 is that it is powered by the cloud, meaning that you can access all your applications and files from virtually anywhere and they’re always up to date. It is the same Office you are already familiar...

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Life Hacks: Customize Default Settings in Word

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog, Office 365, Productivity, Word

For as long as I can remember, I have been using Microsoft Word to create documents and I have always been happy with the application and how it works. However, the one thing I always found myself doing was having to change the font and the spacing when beginning a new document. Although this was not a huge deal, it was a little annoying to have to do every time. It was only recently that it was brought to my attention that you can change the default settings so that every time you open a new document your changes remain the same. I thought this was so awesome and a real time saver that it should be shared! So in order to help you save a little time, here is how you can change your default settings to get started on your documents right away! Change the Normal Template FONT Right click anywhere in your document. Click “Font”. You will be brought to the menu where you can pick the font, the font style, the size, the colour and any effects you would like to include. Choose the settings that you would like and when you are finished you will click on “Set as Default”. You will be prompted...

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