Microsoft Office 365 empowers users by allowing them to store and share their files in the cloud. It gives them access to collaborative tools to edit documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. More importantly, Microsoft services are more secure and cost less than their competitors.
In this blog, we’ve rounded up a list of the most powerful collaborative tools that make work-from-home effortless for businesses of all sizes.
Collaboration with Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive
Microsoft Office 365 provides you with a suite of tools such as OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint that allows your organization to operate entirely on the cloud. You gain the ability to use Office programs (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) from just about any location and on any device. Workers can create, edit, and share from their PC, Mac, Android, iOS, or Windows device.
Everyone who needs to contribute can work on the same document rather than having multiple copies. Any changes made can be viewed, course-corrected, and implemented by everyone.
Office 365 is a secure environment with up-to-date security measures such as two-factor authentication. This ensures that unauthorized people can’t access your files, even if they happen to obtain credentials to get on your systems. Moreover, Office 365 comes with anti-malware and threat detection tools that can identify and stop security threats right away. This is important for organizations that deal with confidential data and information.
The Azure VPN is a cloud-based solution that can be used to quickly cater to the increased demand of users to work from home. One of the biggest advantages of using Azure VPN is that it can be activated and deactivated at a moment’s notice. Business can build a VPN Gateway and connect their existing VPN solution to it. This solves the problem of scaling an existing VPN to accommodate all or most of your workers.
Microsoft Intune lets you manage the authentication of devices and users for accessing your hardware and files. It is possible to configure specific policies to control how devices are accessed. With Microsoft Intune, you can roll out conditional access, including denial of access to devices that are not allowed by the business or compliant with corporate IT policies.
This allows you to maintain control over who has access to your files and how.
Office 365 lets you store all your files in the cloud. This means that the files can be accessed from anywhere and from any device that can connect to the internet. This is essential for organizations where remote working is essential, and being able to access all the apps and files you need out of the office.
With Microsoft Bookings, scheduling and managing appointments become easier. Bookings integrate with Outlook and Calendar to optimize your employees’ schedule and give your customers the flexibility to schedule a conversation with you at a time that works best for them.
Moreover, Microsoft Bookings helps you keep track of all scheduled meetings. It is ideal for small businesses and even universities.
These were just some of the collaborative tools that make work from home manageable for a growing number of small businesses. Ready to move to the cloud? Click here to find out more!