They say time is money, and anyone who’s serious about Getting Things Done knows all about the importance of time management.
Most of us find ourselves struggling to keep up with our to-do lists, especially in this digital age of information overload.Thankfully, our friends at Microsoft have come up with many ways to get people working more efficiently, all nicely tied up within their Office 365 suite of products.
The benefits of moving to Office 365 have been well-documented for a while now. This all-singing, all-dancing business software now has more than 120 million active users around the world, with 50,000 small businesses signing up every month.
Fans love it because not only does it allow them to use all their familiar Office packages on the go, it can do wonders for productivity.
But just like all new bits of tech (go on, be honest – when was the last time you really studied every article in a help centre?) you probably won’t know about all of its productivity boosting powers.
We are experts at Office 365 so have put together this guide to 5 great time saving hacks for Office 365.
01. Write and share notes with OneNote
Take notes on any device or platform, wherever you are, with this smart digital notebook. Because notes are all stored in the Cloud you’ll never lose your 3am Eureka moments, and can share your ideas with colleagues whenever they spring to mind. And if you’re not a big fan of typing, there’s a handy scribble option which allows you to write your notes with a stylus or your fingertip.
02. Save anything to your phone with Office Lens
This handy capture app is an add-on that turns any mobile device into a pocket scanner and works in perfect harmony with OneNote so all your notes and images are in the same place. Snap diagrams, sketches, labels, info from whiteboards, menus – if you can photograph it, you can use it to compliment your written documents.
03. Share and collaborate on PowerPoint presentations
Instead of emailing presentations to your colleagues and waiting for feedback, you can now collaborate instantly with OneDrive or SharePoint Online for Office 365. Invite people to comment and edit directly from within PowerPoint and access your presentation wherever you are.
04. Co-ordinate projects with Microsoft Teams
Hailed by Microsoft as “the hub for teamwork”, Microsoft Teams is a complete chat and online meetings solution that allows users to collaborate on tasks and projects in real time. If you’ve heard of Slack, this is Microsoft’s version of it, and we love it.
05. See who’s doing what with Delve
Instead of frantically trying to find that important document you need for your 2pm meeting, you can now instantly search any document within your company’s Office 365 suite and find out who’s working on it.
Found those little hacks helpful? Well we’ve still only skimmed the surface of what Office 365 can do!
Download our guide on 21 ways Office 365 can help boost productivity or contact us on 01252 938700 to learn more helpful tips, tricks and hacks for Office 365.