Microsoft 365 is one of the best collaborative productivity suites on the market. But did you know that alongside its classic programs such as Word and PowerPoint, 365 comes with a myriad of handy features to help you work faster and smarter? Let’s take a look at the most useful Microsoft 365 features that you may have overlooked.
Most people are familiar with PowerPoint, but did you know that it’s now equipped with an AI coach to take your presentation skills from zero to hero? Delivering a presentation can be a nerve-wracking experience but the Presenter Coach will help you to get it right every time. The feature allows you to enter rehearsal mode, during which you will receive tips and advice to help with pacing, linguistic choices and even cultural sensitivity. At the end of your rehearsal, you’ll receive a detailed report with suggestions on how to improve. Your nerves will soon be a thing of the past! Check out the great features.
As an IT support company, we don’t take cybersecurity lightly so believe us when we say that 365 offers excellent protection via Microsoft Defender. This feature protects you against viruses, malware, spyware and other threats. You can also use password protection for important files, prevent business information from being saved to third party apps and remotely erase files. Microsoft has invested heavily into making 365 as secure as possible. With cyber crime on the increase, the importance of this really can’t be overstated.
Planner is a task management tool that allows team members to communicate and collaborate via a Kanban board. Whilst more complex projects may require the purchase of a separate Microsoft Project license for time-based scheduling and estimations, Planner works very well for more straightforward projects. This program allows users to assign tasks, set deadlines and provide progress reports to keep the whole team informed. Have a look at the Microsoft Planner site for more information.
Sometimes arranging and keeping track of appointments can feel more time-consuming than the appointments themselves. Microsoft Bookings helps you to save time (and possibly your own sanity) by integrating with your 365 calendar to identify suitable times and avoid double-booking. Furthermore, this feature gives you the ability to customise booking requirements and service providers, saving a lot of admin time and allowing you to get back to what really matters. Check out all the features on the Microsoft Bookings website
The Microsoft productivity suite has come a long way since the days of WordArt and Clippy, the cartoon assistant. Now, it’s a sleek and streamlined piece of software with a whole host of useful features to help you work more efficiently. Here at Aspect IT, we’re proud to be a Microsoft Certified Provider & Cloud Service Partner because we can provide our clients with an excellent level of support for these market-leading products.
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