This is the second part of our overview of the different plans for Microsoft Office 365 and the Office 365 applications and services that are included in those plans. Our emphasis this time is on the Office 365 services, which focus on collaboration, organization and communication among different users (e.g. team members), especially for business purposes.
Collaboration and Communication with the Office 365 Services
OneDrive is a cloud-based file-hosting service.
Skype/Skype for Business
Skype is a communication software providing the possibility of video and voice calls/messaging, as well as instant messaging/text chats and the exchange of files between the users. It also allows for making calls to regular telephones
Skype for Business includes the already mentioned features, but with advanced functionalities especially in the area of call handling (routing, forwarding). In contrast to the basic Skype version, Skype for Business could manage the tasks of a corporate/enterprise phone system.
SharePoint is an online platform for the storage and management of documents. It features functionalities to enable collaboration within teams/organizations (intranet, wikis, process management), as well as, options for customization/configuration.
Exchange is a service for “business class email and calendaring”. Additional add-ins provide the option for further extension and customization of the service,
Microsoft Teams provides the function of a hub for teamwork and collaboration in Office 365.
Office 365 Applications: Access and Publisher
There are also two more Microsoft applications included in some of the Office 365 plans (though only available for PC, not for Mac). They have both been part of the Microsoft Office Suite for decades as well (i.e. the early 1990’s).
Microsoft Access is a well-known software tool to create databases. It allows you to collect, organize, store and access information electronically.
Microsoft Publisher is a desktop-publishing application that allows for word processing tasks with an emphasis on design and layout.
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