Every business owner needs to be on top of their game when it comes to using the best Microsoft tools to power their business and stay ahead of the curve. Microsoft has invested considerable time and resources into growing their brand and making sure that they remain relevant in the tech industry.
Microsoft has been a major player in the technology and business industry for decades. In fact, when Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in 1975, the company was just writing code and producing BASIC interpreters on contract from MITS (a computer company that would later become famous for producing the first commercially successful personal computer, the Altair 8800).
Fast forward to 2022, and Microsoft continues to be one of the most influential players in business technology today. Whether you need applications that can produce complex analytics or software designed to manage your entire enterprise, Microsoft provides powerful tools for small businesses all the way up to Fortune 500 companies.
And if you’re not using them, you might be missing out on several innovative tools that could save you time, money, or both in your daily operations. So what are some of the best Microsoft tools for your business?
Here we have done the homework for you with this list…
Microsoft Office Suite
Microsoft Office Suite is a collection of applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. It’s available as a subscription service on mobile devices (iOS and Android), PCs and Macs.
The Office Suite includes tools for creating text documents—like Word or Pages—and spreadsheets—like Excel or Numbers; creating presentations like PowerPoint; managing email in Outlook; scheduling meetings in OneNote (a note taking app); tracking expenses in Money 2013; managing contacts in Contacts 2013; archiving emails with an Archive tool within Outlook 2016–and much more!
Microsoft Stream is a video platform that allows you to create and share videos with your team. It’s built on the Office 365 platform, so it’s easy to manage, secure and scale.
You can use Microsoft Stream to record, edit and share videos across your organization.
Microsoft Planner is a project management application that helps teams organize, manage and track projects. It can be used to manage a wide range of projects, including work tasks, events and resources.
Planner offers many features to help you keep track of your team’s progress on all these areas:
- Work items are the building blocks for your project plans; they’re used to track what needs to get done in order for things to move forward. You can also create new ones from scratch if needed (or use existing ones from another source).
- Events are created when something happens during planning or execution so they don’t get forgotten about later on down the road! They’re useful because they give everyone an overview of what’s happening right now at any given time without having access only through email threads which might not always be reliable due
Microsoft Cloud PBX
Microsoft Cloud PBX is a cloud-based phone system that allows small businesses to easily manage calls, voicemail and other communications. It offers features like call forwarding and voicemail transcription, as well as call recording.
Bookings is a cloud-based business management software that helps you manage your clients, appointments and invoices. It offers a free trial, so you can try before you buy.
The best part about this software is its ability to sync with other platforms like Google Calendar or Outlook Calendar in order to make things easier for the end user. Users can also access their bookings via mobile devices as well as their web browser if they want something simpler than having an app on their phone or tablet device (which would be more difficult).
Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace that empowers teams to do their best work. It’s a chat-based workspace that brings together people, conversations and content so teams can easily collaborate and get more done.
It’s also an ideal tool for managing customer service requests, sales appointments, and other operations related activities. You can create groups within the platform so that you can assign tasks to different people or teams.
The platform has integrations with many third-party applications such as Zendesk or HelpScout so that you can automate processes inside of Microsoft Teams itself without having to go through manual workarounds or use separate platforms like Slack or Hipchat (which may not have all the features available in Office 365).
The Last Note
We hope this article has served as an introduction to Microsoft business applications and what they can do for your company.
We are excited to see how these tools evolve in the future, but until then we will continue to use them daily to help our clients succeed!
For any technical integrations or IT requirements, feel free to contact us.