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Microsoft Office 365 Apps

Office 365 Applications

Office 365 applications provide enterprise solutions that service Texas A&M AgriLife.

Popular Office 365 applications include:

Although, there are also many applications that are useful and often overlooked.

Such as:

How do I access my Office 365 apps?

All Texas A&M AgriLife employees have access to Microsoft 365 apps both locally on your workstation and via the web below:

What do these apps do?

Microsoft Outlook

includes

  • email client
  • calendar
  • address/contact book
  • task manager

This personal information manager is mainly used for emailing and calendar functions

Microsoft OneNote

is an application to gather handwritten or computer typed notes, drawings and audio commentaries. The note taking program makes it possible to easily share the notes with other OneNotes users. It is also perfect for note taking on-the-go

Microsoft Publisher

is a similar app to Microsoft Word. Unlike Word, it focuses more on the page layout and design rather than the text composition. The desktop publishing application is useful for small businesses with the need to create marketing materials.

Microsoft Access

in its simplest form is a database management system. The application can store data in its own format or can import and link directly to data stored in other applications. It supports a variety of standard field types and forms to display and enter data.

Microsoft Sway

is a presentation program. Content can be pulled locally or from an Internet source directly. Another integration service of Sway presentations include YouTube or Facebook content.

Microsoft SharePoint

is a platform for in which teams can collaborate, access, manage, and share data from any location. The web-based collaborative platform is a highly efficient content management system.

Workflows on SharePoint

creates an automated process for tasks such as document approval. This features gives you time to focus on more integral things throughout the day

SharePoint Project Site

is a useful project management tool. It assigns certain tasks and responsibilities to people, manages project-related documentation and tracks team events on a shared calendar.

SharePoint PerformancePoint

delivers insights on a company’s performance. The service application creates Business Intelligence dashboards that can include scorecards, filters and custom reports to measure performance.

Yammer

is an enterprise social networking service and another major collaboration tool within Office 365. Employees who have access to it can join a private chat within the organization. The service enables you to safely collaborate, share pictures and documents and create groups related to work and interests.

Microsoft Teams

features:

  • workplace chats
  • meetings
  • notes
  • attachments for teams

It can also integrate extensions of non-Microsoft products. The Microsoft Teams workspace is designed to bring people and content together and assists with tools needed for the team to collaborate.

OneDrive

is a file hosting service and allows you to store files as well as personal data in a cloud. The files can be synchronized to your computer, downloaded or shared with other people.

Office Delve

is like a search machine for Office 365. You can search and manage your emails, meetings, contacts, social networks and documents stored in OneDrive. Artificial Intelligence (AI) helps filter the most relevant people and content.

MyAnalytics

shows how people spend their time and who they spend it with the most. MyAnalytics is a private dashboard that analyzes work habits.

It can

  • document meeting hours
  • email hours
  • focus hours and after hours

Based on the data, MyAnalytics helps to increase productivity, set goals and monitor progress for higher impact. The dashboard is private and can not be accessed by anyone else within the company. It tracks, monitors and analyzes personal growth and makes recommendations for healthier work habits.

Power Business Intelligence (BI)

is a cloud based suite of business analytics. It enables you connect, visualize and analyze data with higher speed, efficiency and understanding. A broad range of live data is connected through easy-to-use dashboards. You can provide and access interactive reports and compelling visualizations of the data. Data can be turned into insights and actions.

Microsoft Forms

is a tool that allows you to quickly create quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, and registrations. Data can easily be transferred to Excel or built-in data analytics such as Power BI to visualize it and use for further actions.

Updated on October 22, 2021

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