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Collaborative working

Work the way you want with applications that allow you to connect, co-create and share

Collaborative applications

Communicate with customers, collaborate with colleagues, and access data anywhere. Microsoft Office 365 provides you with innovative collaborative applications that enable you to co-create, share and even seek opinion from those you connect with. Documents and files can be accessed over any operating system or device, co-authored in real-time, and synchronised to ensure the latest version is viewed. Integration with Office 365, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online allow cross platform in-app access with single sign-on eliminating the need to log-in and out of applications.

Working together

Office 365 collaborative applications engage and empower staff helping them to work more productively and efficiently. They foster more effective communication by embracing modern communication practices such as file sharing, instant messaging and social networking and make these methods of working available in the form of business grade applications. Office 365 includes the following collaborative apps:

Communicate better

Yammer
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Yammer

Message over a private social network to share insights, ideas and information via forum-like threads

Microsoft Teams
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Microsoft Teams

Use live chat-based communication and coordinate calendars, document libraries, site and Yammer feeds via a shared inbox.

Skype for Business
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Skype for Business

Instant message, text message, call and video conference, arrange meetings and share documents with anyone in the world.

Share better

 

Microsoft Stream
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Microsoft Stream

Create, discover and share videos securely across the organisation

Microsoft Sway
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Microsoft Sway

Construct shareable interactive digital stories and presentations that dynamically adjust to the screen.

SharePoint
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SharePoint

Share ideas and organise information, people and projects using a centralised repository

Organise better

Microsoft Planner
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Microsoft Planner

Manage, organise and assign tasks, attach content and track the progress of projects

Microsoft Delve
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Microsoft Delve

Discover files and documents, view team activity and gain oversight of SharePoint resources

PowerBI
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PowerBI

Discover and analyse your business intelligence to determine trends and apply focus where it matters

Benefits

Collaborative solutions primarily improve communication within the business but also have other associated benefits including:

Cost – flexible licensing makes it easier to commission and decommission licenses with no tie-ins
• Productivity – teams have more access to information resulting in faster more informed decision making
• Convenience – accessible applications using single sign-on, removing the need to dip in and out of applications
• Flexibility – users can work anywhere over any device and message or share information in-app
• Innovation – ideas and information are shared more readily making the business more responsive and agile
• Security – communication and data are protected through the application of embedded security controls
• Futureproof – applications are maintained, managed and updated automatically, plus the business benefits from future iterations as and when they are released

Our solution

Many of these collaborative applications will be new to the user who will need to familiarise themselves with the user interface, communication channels, and adjust to how content is shared, saved and retrieved. We can assist with adoption through our on-boarding process and educational training. Using the Microsoft FastTrack programme and the Adept4 Champions Leadership Programme we advise on which collaborative applications are right for you, promote adoption and help bed in these tools to ensure you get the most out of Office 365.

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Microsoft Office 365
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Microsoft Office 365

Office applications
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Office applications

Skype for Business
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Skype for Business

Additional Office 365 Resources

BLOG: Five ways Unified Communications & Collaboration can transform the business
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BLOG: Five ways Unified Communications & Collaboration can transform the business

Unified Communications and Collaborative Communications (UCC) are now giving SMEs the ability to compete more effectively and innovate faster

BLOG - How Microsoft Office 365 can be used to tackle Shadow IT
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BLOG - How Microsoft Office 365 can be used to tackle Shadow IT

Shadow IT poses a threat to a business but only if you don't provide your staff the tool they need

BLOG - The Power of Sharing: why you need to work collaboratively
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BLOG - The Power of Sharing: why you need to work collaboratively

IT is at the heart of how we work, but ultimately, it's just a collection of tools which is there to help us be productive and work efficiently.