How Microsoft Could Improve Your Productivity

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MS Office is a top-rated software among professionals and for a good reason. Initially, when you look at the software, you feel nothing much has changed but having a closer look you will see many exciting and productive features. www.pcmag.com reports that Microsoft office is trying to deliver cloud based and mobile based applications and has some promising reviews from business users.

Below are some features that could make your life at work much easier using the office tools.

Simultaneous authoring of documents:

Authoring simultaneously has been a feature that has been there for a long time in Office applications. But now you can do the same in real time. The other aspect is that you can get to know who has worked on the document and also be able to see the changes the other person does. The office apps are on the cloud, that means you can access these files from anywhere the only criteria being you should have the internet. Also, the data center is centrally located, and hence your company files are safe and secure, so you do not have to fret about your files security.

OneNote:

One of the most useful applications in Microsoft Office is OneNote, though most people do not know much about it. OneNote book has a lot of features like images, text, emails, etc. which is a great asset for a team working on a graphical project. This document created by OneNote can be shared across as many people as you want. The software uses are umpteen provided people learn how to use it.

Document sharing:

The exchange of the document is effortless with the software. You can share the documents through the share button, and you can send it to anyone in your contact list. It’s pretty simple way to share documents without attaching large files to email. Previous versions of office needed you to navigate to the location where the document was stored. That option of locating the file is still there, but if it is something that you have worked on recently, then it will get displayed in the list of recent documents which can be shared using the share button in conjunction with outlook.

New charts in Excel

Excel is an excellent way to display data visually, though the previous versions of this app did not have a lot of charts and needed an update. New office 365, has many features and new chart types and new templates which are an excellent way to showcase your business. The new chart types which can be of use to your business is a histogram, sunburst, treemap, etc.

Version control

Office apps come by an extensive version control which helps you to work collaboratively with your team. The version control shows who has worked on the document, last edited date and time apart from the ease of document control. The past versions of the documents are also not deleted but can be viewed under the history option which is a blessing for people who want to refer to previous versions of the documents. Also, due to the use of Microsoft cloud enterprise, you can access the documents from anywhere using the internet

 

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