Learn how you can collaborate with your coworkers using Office 365. In this guide, we’ll show you how Office 365 tools can boost your productivity while working from home.

  1. Share your files and folders with OneDrive
  2. Collaborate on your files with the comments feature in Word and Excel
  3. Use the Office app on iOS and Android to unlock your mobile Office
  4. Use OneNote 2016 together with Outlook

Many companies have asked employees to work from home in response to the coronavirus. That means businesses are relying on programs like Microsoft Teams to get work done and stay in touch with coworkers. Below, we show you all the features Office 365 has to help you be productive during the lockdown.

Share Files with OneDrive

When you work in an office, you can usually walk over to your coworker and hand them a print-out of a file or a folder. When you work from home, this isn’t something you can do. Fortunately, OneDrive lets you share almost anything you want with your coworkers, be it a video, document, project, or more.

You can upload an individual file and choose if you want people to edit it using custom permissions. Files can be shared via email address or as a URL link that can be copied to other programs.

Collaborate on documents in Word and Excel

One of the benefits of Office 365 is the collaboration features built into programs like Word and Excel. In Word and Excel, coworkers can add comments in your document to provide feedback. This can simulate being in a team meeting. When the document is uploaded to OneDrive or SharePoint, multiple people can view the file and edit it simultaneously.

Use the Office App on your Mobile Phone

Microsoft recently released a new all-in-one Office app for iOS and Android. Using the app on your phone, you can view documents your coworkers have edited, scan pictures and transform them into full-blown documents, and much more. The app also provides access to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. There’s even an option to help you sign PDFs, scan to PDFs, and transfer files between your phone and your computer.

Use OneNote with Outlook

It can be hard to stay on top of your To-Do list when working remotely. Luckily, you can use OneNote with Outlook to boost your collaboration. For instance, you can turn Outlook emails into notes in OneNote, mark up the message, and sent it out to your coworkers. You can also send virtual meetings, like Skype or Teams, to your OneNote notebook to add notes, and even create Outlook Tasks.

We’ve just touched on a few ways you can collaborate with Office 365 when working from home. We hope this helps you understand the utility and features available in the Office 365 platform. If you would like us to help your employees get set up with Office 365, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (914) 934-9775. We are an experienced IT Managed Service Provider with over 21 years of experience servicing businesses just like yours.