Hello everyone,

Working with the IT companies and not knowing about the basic Microsoft Office 365 Apps?

Relax guys, I’m not teasing you but the same scenario I suffered before I joined the Outsourcing Pundit.

This is the very basic 5 Microsoft Office 365 apps that help us to make our daily activities easy to be performed.

There is nothing big about these apps and are easy to tackle and you might be aware of this all apps but it’s just that you might be ignoring.

Ignoring in the sense that the apps are not so useful, I used to think the same before.

But guys, I tell you these apps make an impact on your daily activities and help you to manage your work activities.

So, let’s start with one of the basic and interesting Microsoft office App i.e.

Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms are the electronic forms that help users to create custom surveys, quizzes, polls, and questionnaires.

Not only this, but you can also send an invitation to other users asking them to fill out the Microsoft Forms using a web browser on any device or computer.

Microsoft Forms are being created to compete the Google Forms, in the education market. This product is built based on the feedback from the educators as they want a tool to access the students’ progress on a daily basis.

The best part of this application is that you can review the results in real time and can perform analysis on the collected data.

I really had a good experience with Microsoft Forms, as I am also currently using this form for the Directions Asia meet up registration.

I have created a Microsoft Form mentioning the detail requirements, including name, email id and date of the meeting, to meet at the 2019 Directions Asia.

Frankly speaking, I just posted this link through Social Media and I got a very good response from my targeted audience i.e. Microsoft Partner companies all over Asia.

Click here, to check out our Microsoft Form for 2019 Directions Asia, if you are a Microsoft Partner Company and coming at Direction Asia, then please fill the form too.

Microsoft Forms are being used in many institutions, businesses and government offices to collect the data and generate the report in real-time.

The forms can be shared with anonymous users to collect the data and it is fully secured as it follows Office 365 compliance rules.

See, this is the very simple, easy to create and very effective app for our day to day business life.

Now, moving towards the second Microsoft Office 365 App i.e.

Microsoft Planner

Microsoft Planner is used to improving the work quality of the internal team. When you have a big team and tackle the task on an individual becomes tough.

This app helps you in managing the tasks and keep track of individual work.

Before the Microsoft Planner, it was difficult for me to manage the work on an individual person, coordinating with me.

Working on two-three projects and tackling the team becomes quite tough as to keep an eye on individual work and let it be completed within time.

As we later adopted Microsoft Planner it becomes easy to manage the task for me and for my team too.

In fact, you can plan a work of the week in Microsoft Planner. It is easy to use, just create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you are working on and get updates on the progress.

The best part of Microsoft Planner is you can create an individual board for particular plans, each work item or task is represented by a Card that can have due dates, attachments, categories, and conversations associated with it.

The planner can be used to manage your marketing event, brain-storm on new product ideas, track school project, prepare for a customer visit, or can just organize your team more effectively as I do for my internal team coordination.

Moving forward to the third Microsoft Office 365 App i.e.

Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream is the same as the YouTube, I mean to say that this app works the similar way as YouTube does.

Microsoft Stream is an Enterprise Video Service where people of your organization can upload, view and share the videos securely.

This Microsoft product has helped me in saving my time and sometimes job too.

Hahaha…! Just kidding, but yes, it is a savior.

Once a while, one of our overseas clients wanted to check the workflow of the project, so we made a video of the workflow through Microsoft Stream.

With that, he also commented back with the tag timecodes in the comments and description to refer the specific points in the video. That made our work easy to make some corrections in first assistance.

A client was also happy with our work and he complimented our team that this is the actual use of IT software.

This made us feel proud and helped us in improving the work productivity, the same way this application can help you in sharing recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions, or other videos that aid your dreams collaboration.

So, get started with Microsoft stream and view videos on all your devices from anywhere at any time.

It’s getting interested right! So, now let’s check the second last application of our article i.e.

Microsoft Sway

Presentations are very common nowadays, as every project before it goes under construction is being briefed through the presentation.

How it will work? What are the requirements to complete the project? Mission and vision of the project. This all is being briefed in the presentation.

But what if the presentation is not so eye catchy? Might lead to project rejection.

Don’t be nervous, that’s why Microsoft has developed the new product, we can say it an upgrade version of PowerPoint i.e. Microsoft Sway.

Microsoft Sway helps in producing interactive reports and presentations with a number of customizations like narrations and audio recordings. This application essentially works with the latest versions of Google Forms, Firefox, and Edge.

Microsoft Sway has an interesting feature, naming, the viewers count feature. To use this feature, you need to create and keep your presentation on the web using Sway for everyone to view and this will help you to see how many people viewed your file.

After this the last but not the list application of Microsoft Office 365 is:

Microsoft Teams

The most useful application for coordinating with your internal teams. A team is a collaborative tool that will allow your staff to interact in chat-based workspace perfect for the modern way of working.

You can integrate your word, excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Planner, SharePoint and many more apps with the team, so, if you are reviewing a Word document at once you can have a document sitting in the chat as you talk.

Microsoft Teams can allow you to chat with the third parties by integrating. For example, the marketing team of yours can get the updates from Twitter which would be just as important to them as updates from your Managing Director.

This all five apps are similar like the ignore child’s but are the most useful for our daily business life.

Outsourcing Pundit team uses all these applications to coordinate with their respective teams and clients to make work seamless.

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