Office 365: Everything You Need To Know

Microsoft Office is one of the most popular software services out there, delivering an extremely thorough experience with exceptional media and content design. But Office 365 also adds some pretty impressive, lesser-known advantages into the mix.

Office 365 was designed for Windows systems running Windows 7 or Windows 8 (nothing below), and when you install this software on a Mac you get Microsoft Office 2011. No worries for Mac users though: this streamlined edition brings a large range of highly useful functions.

Here are seven of Microsoft Office 365’s top features.

Everything You Need To Know

1.”In the Cloud”

Microsoft Office has taken a strong, confident leap into the sky. Now, you have to download your copy of Microsoft Office 365 over your network connection, and you can only buy disks of Office 365 in developing countries. Secondly, Office 365 is designed to primarily operate from the Cloud. All its apps are all highly integrated with Onedrive, a storage system which enables you to save a great deal of file space.

2. Licenses are Now Good for Five Devices

Microsoft Office 365 has a lot of things going for it already, but add in the functionality that it brings to you over five different devices, and you’ve really got yourself a deal. This can really help you cut down your costs: you can share the disk with your friends and family and save on purchase prices.

3. Apps Included in the Software

Everything that you loved about Microsoft Office is still there. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote, and Access are still prevalent and are packed full of a ton of themes, layouts and additional customization features.

4. Must Install All Apps

This might sound like an inconvenience, but it’s actually better than it seems. This means you can customize your experience, instead of lagging your computer down with unnecessary programming. Pick and install whether or not you want Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher etc on your PC or laptop.

5. Touch Screen Compatibility

Fully designed with touchscreens in mind, Office 365 is designed to work on any touchscreen device, like tablets or touch screen laptops that run Windows 8.

6. Comes Equipped with 1TB Cloud Storage- For FREE

We mentioned the Cloud in the beginning of this article. Microsoft’s cloud based storage system Onedrive offers 1 Terabytes of storage for free. This makes it easier than ever to share and edit documents with people inside and outside of the company, giving you full control over who can see what.

7. Free Skype Per Month

For those of you who pick up Home Office, you will receive 60 free Skype minutes a month to call landlines, even in supported countries. You can always Skype directly to someone, but if you needed to make an important international phone call on a land-line, or call a friend in an emergency, you could use your free minutes, every single month.

There are a lot of great features packed into Office 365. From the large cloud based storage system to extended licences and touch screen capability, there is something to draw everyone in to Microsoft’s new office suite experience. But we’ve saved the best to last: Office 365 really takes a new approach on Microsoft Office in that this system is very simple to use. Whether you are a tech-genius or a computer-phobe, you will be able to pick up the system with ease.

Alex Viall is the Director for one of the most trusted and cost-effective IT support companies in London – Mustard IT.

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