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10 Things You Didn’t Know Windows 365 Could Do For You

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.

Here’s how to download and install Windows 10

Microsoft has made it possible for anyone to download Windows 10 from its website. This makes it easy for people to install the operating system (OS), provided they have the appropriate license. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can download and install Windows 10 on your business computers.

Method 1: Download Windows 10 from Microsoft’s website

The Media Creation tool makes it easy for you to download the Windows 10 ISO file for future use, or for saving to a DVD or USB flash drive as an installer. Head over to the Windows 10 download page and click Download tool now.

When your download is complete, double-click the file and click Yes if a User Account Control (UAC) prompt appears. The tool will show you two options: Upgrade this PC Now or Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC. Click on the second option and click Next.

Select the language, architecture, and your preferred Windows 10 edition. You can also choose Use this recommended option for this PC. Next, you will be presented with two media options: USB flash drive or ISO file. By choosing the former, you will be able to create a bootable USB drive. The latter, meanwhile, will download a file that you can use to install the OS later. The ISO file can also be burned to a DVD.

Method 2: Download Windows 10 from Microsoft’s website on Mac, Linux, and Windows XP computers

The Media Creation tool only works for PCs running Windows 7, 8/8.1, and 10, but you can still download the Windows 10 ISO file on Microsoft’s website. Pick your preferred Windows 10 edition and architecture, and an ISO file will begin downloading on your computer.

You can save the ISO file to a flash drive to install on a different computer. You can install Windows 10 on Mac, Linux, and Windows XP/Vista PCs, but you have to purchase a license key from Microsoft to activate the OS.

Method 3: Install the Windows 10 ISO directly on your Windows 7/8/8.1 PC

If you’re running Windows 8 or newer, you can easily install the Windows 10 ISO by mounting it. Double click the ISO file, and Windows will read the file as though it was a DVD.

From here, you can double-click setup.exe to launch the Windows 10 setup. This will replace your current Windows version with Windows 10. All the necessary files from the ISO will be copied to your computer, which will eventually restart to complete the installation.

If you’re using Windows 7, you will need to download ISO mounting software such as UltraISO and WinCDEmu. As soon as you have installed one, you can follow the aforementioned steps to upgrade to Windows 10.

No matter your business setup, there’s a way for you to download and install Windows 10. Should you need help setting up Windows 10 for your organization, we’d be more than happy to assist you.

Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org. Source.
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