Most individuals and most companies purchase Windows 365 so they can use PowerPoint, Word, and Excel – but there are plenty of other hidden treasures within the software that you can make advantageous use of. In this article, we’ll discuss ten of these hidden gems that you might want to use, so you can really maximize your use of Windows 365.
Ten undiscovered gems in Windows 365
Most subscribers to Windows 365 are unaware that the following apps are contained within the software, ready to be used at any time:
Power Automate – Power Automate can automate repetitive tasks for you, and save you tons of time. It connects to other Microsoft 365 apps and creates workflows comprised of the actions you use most frequently. it also helps to remove or lessen the high volume of human error, because the processes are all automated.
Bookings – This can be a valuable app for scheduling meetings with contacts or with your team members. Any kind of appointments can be scheduled using this app, since it sends recipients a notification to choose a time and date which is suitable for their schedule.
Planner – Among all the planning apps on the market today, Planner stands out because it’s so intuitive and easy to use. You can manage entire projects by creating a team, a list of tasks that must be accomplished, and then assigning those tasks to team members.
Yammer – This app works like Facebook for the business environment. It’s basically an internal communication platform that has a Facebook kind of feed, which is very familiar for users. It can also be integrated with Teams, so that employees can drop in and out of conversations anytime.
SharePoint – This is in essence, an Intranet for your company, being a very popular way to share web pages, resources, and news in a big way. It’s totally customizable, meaning that you can add your own color scheme and company logo. It looks somewhat like Teams, but it doesn’t really have a project work focus or involve any kind of teamwork.
PowerApps – This is an outstanding app that has become a leader in the no-code revolution sweeping the business. Your employees will have all the tools they need to create apps, and this can remove the necessity of manual data entry, while also pushing out updates to team members’ smartphones. It’s a bit like Power Automate in that it generates workflows automatically, although it’s a far more complex app.
To-Do – Everyone loves to use a to-do list in order to keep track of outstanding tasks and obligations. This app allows you to create such lists, then track and prioritize your tasks for whatever area of your business you need them. You can tell at a glance what has already been accomplished, and what is yet to be done. This app works very well with many other Microsoft 365 apps for information-sharing and updating, and it’s available on mobile and desktop platforms.
Sway – This is very much like PowerPoint lite, allowing you to create newsletters, presentations, and all kinds of other documents efficiently and rapidly. One of the great things about this app is that you can extract content from online sources, then instantly produce a professional-looking result without having to invest tons of time in it.
Stream – Anyone who likes YouTube will love working with Stream, because it’s an internal video-sharing kind of app. Using this app, you can upload, share, and produce your own video content. You can also organize that content into different channels, share it with team members, and make use of the tremendous amount of storage it comes with.
Clarity – It’s always good to know how users are accessing and making use of your website. When you know what they’re clicking on and what they’re engaging with, you can modify your website so it’s more appealing to users. Clarity provides heat maps of pages and sections where users are spending a great deal of time. It’s also capable of replaying videos of what users are doing on your website.
Using extra features in Windows 365
Most people don’t know about many of the apps and features described above, because they’re focused on using the more traditional apps provided by the product. If you’d like to know more about the apps above, or about other lesser-known features included in the software, contact us at your convenience. We have experts on hand who will be happy to explain or provide a service that will educate you and your team members.