There are many different parts and pieces that make up Microsoft Office 365. Getting a handle on all of the moving pieces and jargon can be a challenging task.
If you are thinking about purchasing an Office 365 subscription, you might want to read up on the different plans that Microsoft is offering first. With lots of valuable features, you just need to make sure that the plan you opt for fits with your business setup.
Choosing the right subscription should start by identifying your business size.
Then, you should consider what applications make the most sense for your business. Office 365 comes with many premium apps that empower you to share, communicate, and collaborate with your team and help grow your business.
Below is a list of our favorite Office 365 applications. Please note, this isn’t the complete list, but these are the ones we, at MRW Systems, recommend and use daily:
Word – commonly used for word processing such as creating and editing documents.
Excel – A spreadsheet application used for data analysis and numeric manipulation.
PowerPoint – A presentation application ideal for communicating concepts and ideas, sales presentations, and more.
Outlook – An application used for email, contacts, tasks, and calendars. Its calendaring features include scheduling meetings, reserving meeting rooms, and visibility to free/busy information.
Publisher – An application used for desktop publishing. You can create and share brochures, newsletters, postcards, greeting cards, business cards, and more. It comes with great looking templates, so you can quickly get started without prior desktop publishing experience.
Access – A database application used to collect, store, manipulate, and report on data.
InfoPath – An application designed to create nifty and useful forms that are used to collect data from people.
Skype for Business – When you need to connect with other people at work, this application is the tool for you. It features instant messaging, web conferencing, screen sharing, polling, and more.
SharePoint – The online version of SharePoint is a server technology designed to drive collaboration and communication in the workplace through its real-time coauthoring capabilities on documents stored in libraries. IT also is content management system that helps streamline the process for creating and maintaining intranets and websites.
OneDrive – Save your private files and photos to OneDrive and get them from any device, anywhere. You can even access your files when you’re off the grid with no internet connection.