Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based evolution of Microsoft Office, designed to help you run your business more efficiently and safely. It is more than just apps such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint; it brings together best-in-class productivity apps with powerful cloud services, device management, and advanced security in one, connected experience.
The subscription model of Microsoft 365 makes it an ideal, cost-effective solution for SMEs that want to deploy a mobile, collaborative work environment that is productive and secure with features that offer a competitive advantage. With its combination of the operating system (Windows 10), the productivity suite (Office 365) and the authentication system (Enterprise Mobility and Security), Microsoft 365 is a turnkey suite that SMEs can deploy quickly and inexpensively, offering smaller businesses the edge to succeed in a competitive marketplace.
With this in mind, we thought we’d take the time to highlight five of the most innovative Microsoft 365 features that will likely be an asset to the running of your business.
1. Real-time co-authoring
With Office and OneDrive or SharePoint, multiple people can work together on a Word document, Excel spreadsheet, or PowerPoint presentation. People working on these documents at the same time is a collaboration method referred to as co-authoring.
2. Easy editing and converting to PDF
Converting finished documents, spreadsheets or presentations to PDF is easy in Microsoft 365 with the Save as PDF integrated feature.
3. Improved version control
Microsoft 365 offers much-improved version control with co-authoring. Easily see which changes were made when and by whom. You can also revert back to any previous version of the file, whenever you need to.
4. Work anywhere from any device
Work on cloud files using any up-to-date web browser using any device type in any location. You can even access and work on Word, Excel and other productivity apps directly from your smartphone, while you’re on the move.
5. Intelligent email
With the Clutter feature, Microsoft will use your mailbox rules to automatically organise your email so high-priority messages are visible first. Other incoming mail is moved to your Clutter inbox for you to view separately when it suits you.