Seize the Advantage With These Underused Business Tools in Office 365

Posted by Amanda at Varay on Apr 9, 2019 1:22:36 PM

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Check out how Teams and SharePoint can give you an edge

They say in order to get better results than everyone else you have to do what no one else is doing.

If that’s the case, we can point you to one easy step that can set your business apart from the rest! We find that too many organizations ignore the brilliant business tools available to them in Microsoft Office 365.

It’s their loss, but it’s also your opportunity to seize the advantage and supercharge your team’s productivity and cohesion by engaging business tools you probably already own.

What you can do with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams keeps you up to speed when you’re out of the office  | Varay Managed IT in San Antonio and El PasoIf you’re more than a one man/woman show, do yourself a favor and tap into Teams. This collaboration and communication software can replace clumsy emails, memos, and meetings as your business’s primary means of internal interaction. If you work with outside consultants or freelancers, you can also add them to different “channels” as needed.

If you find yourself always pulled in multiple directions, scrambling between different meetings, and putting out small fires, think of Teams as a virtual teleportation device. You and relevant team members can have instant access to groups and files on a navigable dashboard.

Teams can also host audio and video calls and conferencing. Plus, you can use these features your mobile devices when you are on the go and integrate them seamlessly with your other business tools in Office 365.

What you can do with SharePoint

If Teams is your virtual teleporter, SharePoint is your virtual (never grouchy) personal assistant. With a teleporter. Too many businesses are missing out on this incredibly helpful organization tool that allows teams to collaborate and simplify their daily tasks.

Here’s a quick video that will give you some ideas about how your business can use SharePoint to ease its logistical burdens and run more efficiently. Like Teams, SharePoint is easy to use and navigate, and it’s accessible so you’re never out of pocket — even when you’re out of the office.

Leverage SharePoint to help your team collaborate efficiently One cool SharePoint feature that growing businesses should take advantage of is the ability to create your own wiki site. This is a great central point for you to direct team members and new recruits to for product information, company history, relevant articles, and other useful information.

Plus, check out these other Office 365 tools

If you’re still on the fence about investing some time learning these efficiency-boosting business tools in Office 365, here are some other cool features to consider. PowerPoint’s Ink Conversion can now take your handwriting and translate it into shapes or text.

Outlook also introduced a Time to Leave notification app that will send you reminders and directions when it’s time to switch gears. You can keep your mind free to focus on the task at hand without allocating mind-space to the traffic, routes, and timing involved in getting to your next important meeting.

Don’t have Office 365 yet? Let us set you up

Don’t let another day go by wasted. Help your team run like a well-oiled machine with the time-saving tools in Office 365. At Varay Managed IT, we can take care of the heavy lifting and migrate your current email and data over so you can get started right away.

We’ll get you on your way to supercharged efficiency and growth. And we’ll take the time to show you how to use these incredible business tools to seize the advantage over your competition.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and Office 365 quote.

 

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