Working from Home with Microsoft Office 365
The ability to work remotely is highly desirable and continues to grow in popularity. This combined with better accessibility brought by mobile and cloud technologies has encouraged businesses to accommodate remote workers.
By providing access to business productivity tools anytime, anywhere, on any device, and at an affordable price, it’s no surprise Office 365 has been recognized as one of the top cloud business application among enterprises.
Here is a breakdown of our favorite remote work functionalities of Office 365:
Anywhere, Anytime Access
Not by your computer? No problem. Office 365 applications are available to download on Androids, iPhones, tablets, iPads, and Windows phone, and Windows 10 devices.
Please note that depending on your Office 365 subscription type (home vs. business), the applications available for download on these devices may vary.
But to name a few, we, at MRW Systems, enjoy working with the mobile Word, Excel, and OneDrive applications.
Keeping these applications at your fingertips can be a great asset, especially for your business. Say one of your collaborators is editing a document from their mobile device, and you are editing it from the browser app, you will both be able to see one another live editing.
Bottom line, these applications make it so easy to pick where you left off.
Save Your Doc Here, There, and Everywhere
When it comes to working from home, it’s important to be mindful where you save your files.
While Office 365 allows you to create and edit documents inside the platform, many people still prefer to save their documents locally to their desktop. But that’s not a great idea and it’s really easy to lose track of your files that way.
Yes, uploading those Office documents, presentations, and spreadsheets to Office 365 may sound like a hassle. But fear not! To take the extra step out of the process, Office 2016 is fully configured to save to OneDrive or SharePoint.
When you’re ready to move a document to the cloud, simply click ‘Save’ from the dropdown menu as you normally would. Then, you will see options to save to OneDrive or SharePoint. Select the appropriate option, and boom, your file is now saved to the cloud.
Easy as Pie
Considering all that Office 365 has to offer, it’s easy to become overwhelmed (especially if you’re new to Microsoft Office in general). Hopefully, the tips above have shed some light on just how easy it is to get things done – quicker and efficiently. Not on Office 365 yet? We can help with that!