Microsoft Outlook has recently gone through some major updates and renovations. The purpose of all the massive changes to this oft-used communications tool is simple: to improve user experience and make this a streamlined and easy-to-navigate communications hub.
Technology is ever-evolving and always improving. And with its new machine learning features, Office 365 is bringing new meaning to that aphorism. Long gone are the days of Clippy, Microsoft’s Office assistant, which has been replaced by far less personal, far more effective ‘intelligent’ tools.
If you thought Office 365 couldn’t get any better, Microsoft was not of the same mind. Late last month the company announced a new feature that allows users to invite guests to interact with 365 groups and their content. Whether they’re international business partners, local customers, or infrequent clients, you can involve them regardless of their 365 subscription.
Not every business owner who migrates to the cloud achieves great results. As much as the service is touted with words like “freedom”, “productivity” and “collaboration”, realizing the full benefits of these words is not a given. So if you’re thinking about transitioning to the cloud, how can you ensure you optimize the technology for your business? Well, it all starts with your attitude before migration.
Most of us like to think we’d never click on a suspicious link in an email. But the fact of the matter is this is one of the most common ways a business is hacked. We’re all human of course, and we make mistakes. Yet now Microsoft is trying to prevent this.
Recently, Microsoft announced a new feature in Office 365 Groups called Connectors. As part of their new openness mantra, Office 365 Connectors allows you to connect with popular third party services without ever having to leave your Outlook client. This means relevant content and updates that you want are sent immediately to your group feed, making workflow more seamless.
More and more small and medium-sized businesses are making the switch from on-premises SharePoint systems to cloud-hosted Office 365. If you’re one of them, it’s vital to ensure that you put in place adequate protection to counter the security challenges that come with the migration.
When you first purchased Office 365, you were likely hyped about the productivity gains it can produce. But if your business has yet to realize them, you may be feeling a bit miffed or agitated that the service didn’t deliver on its promise. However, it’s wise to remember that in order to get the most out of a service, regardless of what it is, you need to know how to utilize it properly.
Mac users who have been using Office 2011 now have a reason to smile: Microsoft finally released the latest Office 2016 for Mac in September. Office 2016 is packed with powerful new features for Microsoft’s core applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook, all of which are designed to run and perform seamlessly on the Mac platform.