Lessons Learned from Microsoft Virtual Summit

This afternoon I had the chance to sit in on the Microsoft Virtual Summit and learn some best practices on how to use Microsoft 365. There was a great demo, and there were a lot of features in Microsoft Office 365 suite that I did not know about.

As a collaboration tool, I was really impressed with some of the functionality of Microsoft 365, and how everything was seamlessly integrated. I’ve listed below some of the things I have learned today, but would love to hear any tips and tricks that you have

Some of my lessons learned from the presentation were:

  1. Ability to Open word documents in a web browser
  2. Broadcast Powerpoint presentation on web
  3. Multiple ways to collaborate on a particular document
  4. Brief Overview of Lync Online Meetings
  5. Brief Overview of Office 2012, Outlook and Word
  6. Sharepoint Online
  7. Using Exchange for email and appointments

The demo showed that you don’t need office installed on computer to access document and collaborate with co-workers. Microsoft word can be opened in a web browers, and by sharing the link, people can collaborate on documents. This can also be done with Microsoft Excel. I also found it interesting that PowerPoint presentations could be viewed through the web. The presenter mentioned that that “Goal is to have flexibility to let people work how they want to work,” and that was truly seen with the ability to access information on the web, and in mobile and tablet friendly environments.

What are some your lessons about Microsoft 365?

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