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Microsoft 365 in the Cloud

Now you know some of the tools available in the Microsoft offering, let’s take a look at how you can get the best possible results from them.

Cloud computing and 365

Whether you have adopted the Cloud just to keep things modern, or because your old system needed a modern revamp, the best adoption of the Cloud is with Microsoft 365. It can help you increase productivity amongst your team as well as move the business forward in the modern age.

We will now explore some parts of the Cloud that you may not know so much about to help you get more value from these tools. We will share our opinion on three key features that we believe to be a must, the advantages of those features in 365, and what they have to offer within the Cloud to assist you in providing an effective, efficient, and productive working platform for your team.

OneDrive

OneDrive is essentially your personal space in the Cloud where you can organise files and folders and is typically personal to you. It is at the very core of the Cloud’s capabilities; a platform that allows you to store and access individual files from anywhere. OneDrive can be accessed through a browser, and, instead of having to use a VPN, you can easily access files through a shared folder based in the SharePoint library.

SharePoint

Again, we only briefly touched on SharePoint in Microsoft 365 in our last article, so now let’s really explore it in detail.

SharePoint is essential for every business of any size. Any business can subscribe to a Microsoft 365 plan, and SharePoint comes free as part of that subscription, so it doesn’t need to be installed on-premise. With it, your team can share documents and information with their colleagues, partners, and customers alike, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

Finally, let’s take a look at Microsoft Teams in the Cloud.

Microsoft Teams

Teams – The Teams function in Microsoft Teams – granted, it is not the most imaginative name ever, but it allows communities, groups, or teams to join through a specific URL or invitation that must be sent by either a team leader or administrator. Teams in Teams is a place where anyone can consolidate their information and go to for client information.

Channels – Within a Team in Teams, members can set up Channels. Channels are conversations that allow team members to communicate away from group messages, and without having to use email. Users can reply to Channels’ posts with text and images. GIFs and custom-made memes are also useable too, meaning that you can have a serious work chat or light conversation between colleagues, depending on the Channel.

Chat – Chat is a place to do exactly that – Chat. It offers a place for your team to have an informal chat with emojis, or a serious work conversation in the same place, and is a one stop shop for all styles of communication. We know this sounds the same as Channels, and it is but without the organisation that Channels offers. Within Chat you can flag a message as important or urgent for your colleagues and – impressively – can file share. Being able to do all of this in one easy-to-use place is invaluable to any business.

These are just a few of the reasons why using Microsoft Teams can really help you to use your Cloud platform to its full potential.

Microsoft Teams is by far one of the most popular Cloud tools on the planet. A combination of its friendly interface, its document management capabilities, and the communicative possibilities it allows, makes it a simple choice for most business owners.

 

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