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Are you maximising the full Office 365 suite for remote working?

It may go without saying without saying but most of us are very familiar with the common Microsoft Office suite of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, however most businesses undervalue the usefulness of the additional tools that are available, that can aid the transition towards full time remote working. 

Engaging & creative meetings 

If your business loved to use whiteboards for ideas generation in the office, you can easily replicate this online with Microsoft Whiteboard which allows you all to collaborate on the same board. 

Business meetings 

By using Microsoft Teams to conduct business meetings can help to improve the overall mood and productivity of your employees. Better still, if you can't attend the meeting for whatever reason, the meeting can be recorded and shared with you through Microsoft Stream. 

Full Time Remote Working 

If your business is looking to make the transition to remote working as a result of the COVID pandemic but need access to vital company data to do your day-to-day job, you can always use Microsoft OneDrive which enables you to both copy files locally and manage the synchronisation when you are online. The best thing about it is the fact that given you are using OneDrive you can easily share documents with your colleagues which can be edited in real time. 

Employee surveys 

One of the easiest ways to comprehend how well your business is doing and what needs to be changed is through the use of Microsoft Forms whereby you can easily produce surveys with built in reporting to easily review the results 

Managing and planning projects 

Ensuring that projects stay on track while remote working can be difficult. This problem can somewhat be resolved through Microsoft Planner which covers the basics of project management to allow you to allocate tasks, measure progress and efforts. 

Performing one to one reviews 

Easily transfer your face-to-face meetings to the online arena through the use of the video meeting tool, Microsoft Teams. 

Next Steps? 

If you are a business that is looking to get Microsoft Teams implemented or want to purchase some Microsoft 365 licensing (formerly Office 365) then please get in touch with one of our IT experts today to discuss your specific requirements 

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