If you use Office 365 you may have noticed a couple of different and new online applications beside the traditional ones, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. In this article we are going to review the most useful and valuable ones. All of them were designed to help in the collaboration process and make your life easier in the business context.
The flow is a cloud-based service that makes it practical and simple for line-of-business users to build workflows that automate time-consuming business tasks and processes across applications and services. You can use Flow to connect email and IM alerts, synchronise files between applications, copy files from one service to another, collect data from one app and store it in another, and more.
Microsoft Forms allows you to create custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations, and more in an extremely easy and quick way. When you create a quiz or form, you can invite others to respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. Forms data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading.
Formerly known as Delve Analytics, MyAnalytics helps you focus on what matters most by providing personalised insights about how you spend your time at work. In addition will allow you to stay up-to-date with important contacts, share key metrics, and help you prioritize the time you spend with different groups. It is also possible to set goals to organise your daily routine. Good option for who is trying to get back on track in the beginner of the year.
The Planner is a tool that gives users a visual way to organise teamwork. Teams can create new plans, organise and assign tasks, share files, chat about what they're working on, set due dates, and update status. Microsoft Planner also offers the ability to associate documents with specific tasks, edit them together, and have conversations around tasks.
PowerApps, at its core, is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). It allows you to create Mobile Apps that run on Android, iOS, Windows, with almost any Internet browser. With PowerApps Mobile Apps, all of the PowerApps you create run through the PowerApp App. It takes care of the differences between the operating systems and just allows you to run your apps. It is essentially a container that makes mobile apps much easier to use across mobile platforms.
Microsoft Stream is an enterprise video service that professionals within your organisation can use to upload, view, and share videos securely. You can share recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions, or other videos, for example that aid your team's collaboration. Microsoft Stream also makes it easy to share comments on a video and tag time codes in comments and descriptions to refer to specific points in a video.
Microsoft Sway is a professional digital storytelling app for business that helps you and your colleagues’ express ideas using an interactive, web-based canvas. The Sway’s built-in design engine helps you produce professional, visually-appealing reports, presentations, and more without the need for extensive formatting or additional training. Microsoft Sway helps you find and pull together all sorts of content without leaving the app, so you can drag and drop your images, text, videos, and charts right on to your canvas. You can also share your creation with colleagues and customers by simply sending a link.
Yammer is a private social network for organisations and is built around open communication. For example, you can use it to efficiently resolve support issues, gather feedback on projects and documents, and spread best practices. Yammer groups are a place where members can get up to speed on a project, participate in threaded discussions, and loop customers and vendors into conversations. Yammer also helps you discover relevant information, groups, files, and people so everyone can share their knowledge across departments and time zones.
OneDrive is Microsoft's online Cloud storage product and is available for free to all owners of a Microsoft account. The app offers users a simple way to store, sync, and share files with other people and devices on the Web. OneDrive is the central point for hosting and sharing files online when using Microsoft's services and applications.
In an environment dominated by data, Power BI is a tool to make your business life easier and even more productive. Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that deliver insights throughout your organisation. Connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep, and drive ad hoc analysis. Produce beautiful reports, then publish them for your organisation to consume on the web and across mobile devices. Everyone can create personalized dashboards with a unique, 360-degree view of their business.
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