Office 365: It's a whole lot more than Outlook, Word and Excel

written by Priscila BernardesSep 6, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Have you ever bought a new television only to find out months later that it has a feature that you didn’t even know about?

The TV turned on and you were able to binge watch your favourite show, so what does it matter? Well little did you know you can order pizza from your TV and it’s delivered fresh – wish you knew that now.

Microsoft Office 365 is very similar to this, most people only have a few uses for it; email, word and excel (we’re happy with that). As it is always the case , there’s more to it, and today we take the time to review some additional features that you probably haven’t even heard about, and explain how they can change the way you work.

Video Portal: Get your message across 


A hub for your organisation to store their videos and automatically stream them on all of your organizations’ devices. It is a great way to share recordings of classes, meetings or presentations. It could also be utilized to welcome new staff to your organisation or to give updates from Senior Management.

Yammer: A Facebook for business

Through Yammer you can have open conversations or create group conversations. The tool is there to organise all of team communication in one place (and cut down emails). It can also enable connections to people and information from across your organisation that you never knew existed, making moving forward easier.

Skype for Business: Stay connected 

Like the Skype that you might use to call your children or your friends, Skype for business is integrated with Microsoft Office 365. The key difference between this and the version you are familiar with is that you have the benefit of enhanced security and the ability to conference with 250 people. You can even Skype when working on a document remotely with co-workers.

Power BI: Measure the health of your business

This cloud based business analytics service gives you a single view of your most important business data. Power BI is also able to transform and clean your data, complete an analytics life-cycle and the ability to design your data and share it easily… and the best? It stars from $9.99/user/month.

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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.