Do You Know All of Microsoft’s Programs?
If you’ve operated a computer in the last 30 years, you’re most likely familiar with Microsoft technology. You may not be an expert at running their many productivity programs, but you’ve probably created a document in Word, a spreadsheet in Excel or a presentation in PowerPoint throughout your career. But what other Microsoft programs have you used? Do you know all that Microsoft has to offer besides Office?
Let’s take a look at the most popular pieces of software offered by Microsoft.
As we mentioned, Word is the word processing application for Office. If you need to type a letter, school paper, official business document, memorandum, resume, or create almost any type of document, Word is an excellent tool.
The database management tool in Microsoft Office is Access. You can create databases to hold almost any type of data you can think of and then build simple apps to work with that data.
The presentation tool for Office is PowerPoint. It allows you to build vibrant presentations for any subject you might want to talk about to an audience.
If you have ever worked with spreadsheets, chances are you have some exposure to Excel. What started as a simple spreadsheet tool has grown into one of the most powerful business analytical tools available today. Now Excel offers data transformation and analysis, statistics, and graphing capabilities – just to name a few of its powerful features.
Outlook is the email application from Microsoft. It not only allows you to send and receive email, but also manage your calendar. Others in your workgroup can also access your calendar to determine if you are available for meeting requests.
Microsoft Exchange Server is the server-side email handler. Configuring and managing email routing and security is a discipline all its own. Training on how to manage Exchange is invaluable.
SharePoint started as a simple document repository program that allowed users of the same workgroup to collaborate on documents together interactively. It has grown into much more than that. It now offers business social media elements and provides users the ability to create their own applications.
Microsoft Teams is the newest addition to the collaboration family. Teams allows users to communicate, collaborate and customize their workspace – all while conveniently integrated with Office 365. With Teams, users can co-author documents, share files, make calls (video and voice), and connect across multiple devices.
Microsoft’s online storage program is OneDrive. You can use it to store files and then access them from any of your devices. It’s comparable to Box or DropBox, but it is easily integrated with Office 365 to save files created from any of the online tools included with that suite.
Docs is the latest evolution of Microsoft Help. It is the documentation and training repository for all Microsoft applications. This is the site that holds the how-to instructions on how to work with the vast library of Microsoft programs.
You could almost write a thesis on the many different programs offered by Microsoft and their various features. Chances are if you want to accomplish anything on the computer, Microsoft has a tool for you. The best way to become a master of Microsoft technology is to get training through ONLC. We have Microsoft authorized courses and certifications that can help you put all these great programs into practice throughout your day-to-day. Contact us today to learn more!