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Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Guide

By : Gustavo Moraes, Douglas Romao
Book Image

Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Guide

By: Gustavo Moraes, Douglas Romao

Overview of this book

With its extensive set of tools and features for improving productivity and collaboration, Microsoft 365 is being widely adopted by organizations worldwide. This book will help not only developers but also business people and those working with information to discover tips and tricks for making the most of the apps in the Microsoft 365 suite. The Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Guide is a compendium of best practices and tips to leverage M365 apps for effective collaboration and productivity. You'll find all that you need to work efficiently with the apps in the Microsoft 365 family in this complete, quick-start guide that takes you through the Microsoft 365 apps that you can use for your everyday activities. You'll learn how to boost your personal productivity with Microsoft Delve, MyAnalytics, Outlook, and OneNote. To enhance your communication and collaboration with teams, this book shows you how to make the best use of Microsoft OneDrive, Whiteboard, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams. You'll also be able to be on top of your tasks and your team's activities, automating routines, forms, and apps with Microsoft Planner, To-Do, Power Automate, Power Apps, and Microsoft Forms. By the end of this book, you'll have understood the purpose of each Microsoft 365 app, when and how to use it, and learned tips and tricks to achieve more with M365.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Setting up local folders and syncing

OneDrive is much more than a space to back up your files. One of its purposes is to give you access to your important files no matter where you are. On our machines, we have user folders that are used by various applications to store documents. Among these folders are Download, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop.

Windows offers the possibility to move the default location of these folders so that they do not stay inside the user profile folder, but that does not guarantee that we will have these files stored anywhere. OneDrive does, and it has a function to keep your files and make them available on any device.

With this functionality, all your desktop files will be in the cloud, bringing productivity and continuity of activities even if you are on another computer or your cellphone.

To enable this feature, you must go to your OneDrive settings, then to the Backup tab (Figure 6.2), and click on the Manage backup button: