Office 365 is the latest office package introduced by the Microsoft Company. This is a hosted, online application which is radically different from previous Microsoft Office versions. Office 365 delivers its service to users through the cloud. This includes Exchange Online for email, SharePoint Online for collaboration, Lync Online for unified communications, and a suite of Office Web Apps, Web-based versions of the traditional Microsoft Officesuite of applications.
Office 365 has numerous plans which suit the requirements of the users. There is an annual committed subscription. The pricing is based according to the plan of the user. For example home users, students, governments may have different pricing levels.
One biggest advantage of Office 365 is that it is regularly updated and users do not need to pay for upgrades.Now let’s see the exciting features of Office 365.
- Enhance Collaboration.
Office 365 has provided the facility of working collectively in the same document. Any user can see the edits done by other users with their names. Office 365 could offer this facility through the cloud.
- Chat facility through Skype
Now the users can have an audio or video conversation with colleagues while working on a document. The best part is that if the user close the application still he can continue the conversation through Skype.
- Suggest images to presentations
This is done by a preview mode of Sway, a cloud presentation software with the integration of Bing image search. This will automatically suggest images based on the words in the presentation and updates as the user changes/ edits any word.
- Turn notes into calendars
Convert notes to tasks inside the user’s calendar and assign them his colleagues with reminders and deadlines. Office 365 has given facility to automatically add meeting details such as date, location, attendees to notes and email them to the team.
- Easy PDF editing
Office 365 has made PDF editing simpler by converting it into a word document without occurring any copy and paste errors. The user can save the entire document or portion of it as pdf and make it password protected.
These are some of the amazing features you will experience in Office 365. This will definitely improve the productivity of users. You can refer Office 365 site for more details.