Office 365 Weekly Digest – Week of May 2, 2016
It’s May already! Crazy how the year is going by so fast. The Office 365 clouds are moving fast, too. It’s tough to keep up, but may be these topics will help. Otherwise, let me know how we can best be of service to your business.
- Collaboration – Yammer External Groups
From project management to business development, Yammer External Groups can be an effective way to work with people to accomplish really great things. Yammer is included in all Office 365 products. It is a terrific and easy way to communicate and share files with large groups of people. There’s always been a way to include people outside your organization in these groups, but there are new features now available for External Groups.
- Collaboration – Skype for Business for Mac
Mac users tired of hanging out on the virtual couch in the virtual lobby?? Get the Skype for Business preview access today for a new collaborative experience for Macs. The preview will release in three phases before general availability in third quarter of this year.
- Intelligence – Bring Your Own Data (BYOD)
Better analytics means better decision making. Many businesses feel captured by the reporting capabilities provided – uh, “allowed” – by their application vendor. Forget about trying to connect data from multiple vendors together. What if you could escape this captivity? We’re working with Microsoft to have you BYOD and have us show you what better decision making looks like. You’ll hear more about this in the weeks to come. In the meantime, email us from your Reporting Jail and let us know what you’d need to escape!
- Fun and Interesting – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: How I Work
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke to The Wall Street Journal about how he runs meetings and picks hires–and whether he’d rather go to a Clippers game with Steve Ballmer or play bridge with Bill Gates.
- Productivity – Office Lens and OneNote
Are you a paper and pen person trying to take notes during meetings or conferences? May be your trying to take a picture of a PowerPoint slide or a whiteboard and it’s not centered – ugh. OneNote is a great alternative to a pad and paper for taking notes. Search for your notes later and have access to them from your mobile device or in the browser. Office Lens is a pocket scanner that I’ve used lots of times to take pictures of whiteboards. It realigns the picture so everything looks centered and readable even if the picture was taken from an angle. Combined together, these two tools are an amazing way to capture the content and the essence of meetings.
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