5 Business changing Office 365 features you should be using

written by Priscila BernardesNov 21, 2018 10:46:00 AM

With every release, the opportunities Microsoft’s Office 365 offers business to leverage technology gets strong and stronger. However, with all these great capabilities on offer, it can be a bit of a mind boggle trying to keep up – we get into a routine with the way we work, and sometimes changing that can be hard. 

But when there are such strong advantages to be had, it’s important to keep yourself, your staff, and your business up to date – that’s the key with any digital transformation!

So, for those of you who are on Office 365, or those curious as to the nitty gritty details of the opportunities within the ecosystem, here’s our take on the top 5 business changing features you need to be utilising.


1. Document collaboration in real time

Yes, you read right – you and your colleagues can work on a document simultaneously. You can even see them typing on the page, it doesn’t get more efficient than that! Through this feature, you remove version control issues, one of the pain points of collaboration.  


2. Access Microsoft Teams from your phone

What happens when you're on the go, and need to be able to connect with your Team?

Office has you covered with the Teams mobile app that allows you to plug in to your ‘team’, anytime, anywhere, on your mobile device.


3. Cross device integration 

Following on from being able to access your Team’s platform on the go – the rest of the suite integrates seamlessly across devices, allowing you to pick up from where you left off on the go.

Simply log in, and pick up where you left off - yes, this includes editing on mobile!


4. Native chat features

Throughout the suite, you are able to chat with your colleagues with the in-app chat integration functionalities. Best of all, you can continue the conversation across any device. Office 365 is built for collaboration, so it’s safe to say that the tools and functionalities support this throughout the ecosystem. 



5. Work offline

No internet connection? No excuse! Office allows you to choose to work offline, then when you are reconnected to the internet your new versions will automatically upload and be sent to other connected devices.


Now that you know the opportunities, what are you still reading for! Go start investigating all the advantages Office has to offer!

For those of who are looking at your technology opportunities, or would like to see how your technology compares to other New Zealand SME’s, you can take advantage of our complementary IT auditing tool and receive a report benchmarking your IT. Access our auditing tool here.


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About Priscila Bernardes

Passionate about relationship building, Priscila leads Lancom’s customer experience and growth initiatives. With an Executive MBA and a decade of IT experience, Priscila loves challenging the status quo and finding innovative ways to service our clients, while sharing what she is learning with the community.