Employees across the world are suddenly finding themselves working from home due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak, leaving many businesses scrambling to maintain productivity and enable employees to work remotely.
Although many businesses use Microsoft Office 365 few are using it to its full potential. To help you, we have put together some tips and tricks on how to get the most from this suite of tools.
Keep In Touch With Teams
Teams is a key tool when working remotely. It is essentially a repository for all files and communications for a team working together. You can use it to create individual workspaces for each project or team, host audio or video meetings (people who don’t use Office 365 can still access these meetings using a special link), files can be shared and more.
Microsoft Teams is basically an all in one solution for managing and working with a remote team.
Access Apps Through The Cloud
The core of Office 365 is, of course, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. While working remotely employees can access essential files through the cloud. Allowing employees to edit documents together or provide comments and feedback. Excel and Powerpoint offer the same capabilities, allowing teams to streamline documents and reduce clutter in folders.
Outlook and Calendar
Outlook is most definitely the feature of Office 365 that almost all people would utilise throughout their workday. Using Outlook you can easily access and manage your emails.
The calendar feature allows you to organise virtual meetings at a time and date that suits everyone.
OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage solution. This is an ideal solution when teams want to store and share large files back and forth.
Enable Your Team To Efficiently Work Remotely With Office 365
Although the above features are just a selection of the many apps that can be used to ensure productivity. HCS Business Solutions are Microsoft Gold Partners and recognised experts on implementing Microsoft Technologies within businesses.