5 powerful Office 365 Apps to boost your Productivity

For businesses, there is more to Office 365 than meets the eye. A common misconception is that Office 365 is just the web versions of Office desktop (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). In reality, it’s so much more.  Office 365 is a formidable online platform for businesses – formidable because it includes so many powerful productivity apps, all for a low monthly cost.

Recently, Microsoft announced 3 new apps it is adding to its Office 365 Business Premium plan – Connections, Listings and Invoicing. Designed to help streamline processes and boost growth in your business, these are just 3 of many apps now available through Office 365’s business plans.

We thought we’d take a look at 5 productivity apps you can get right now through Office 365 business plans (or for free!).

Teams

Teams is Microsoft’s answer to Slack, a chat-based workspace for businesses. For teams on Office 365, you can see content and chat history in public or private chat windows. Easily share emails, documents and images to your team, or schedule ad-hoc 1-on-1 or group calls through the app. Everything is secure and customisable for your business. Available through Office 365 Business Premium and Business Essentials.

Forms

Need to create a survey, quiz or poll? Microsoft Forms is a quick and easy way to whip one up. Use surveys to collect customer feedback, measure employee satisfaction or to organise a team event. Themes, question branching and visualised data reports are also available. Available through Office 365 Business plans.

Planner

Planner makes teamwork easy – use it to create new project plans, invite team mates, assign tasks and update statuses. It’s simple to share files and chat about progress, all while giving you a layer of transparency across a group project. Available through Office 365 Business plans.

OneNote

Whether you’re an obsessive note taker or occasional napkin scribbler, OneNote is a useful way to capture every thought, business idea or meeting minutes. It’s your digital notebook and then some. Type, write, draw, add Calendar invites or skype links – you can access and update all of your content from any device. Perfect for businesses looking for a quick and easy way to be just a little bit more paperless in the office. Available through Office 365 Business plans.

Sway

Sway is one of those little productivity apps that can pack a big punch. Through it you can create and share interactive reports, presentations or newsletters. Easily customise the look and flow of your presentation, and add videos or other media that people can click on. If you want to add a bit of ‘oomph’ to an otherwise bland presentation in a client or team meeting, then Sway is worth a try. Available through Office 365 Business plans.

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