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Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Guide

By : Gustavo Moraes, Douglas Romao
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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)

Productivity and collaboration

Collaboration and productivity have always been important. However, the future of work is reshaping collaboration and taking productivity to another level, thanks to the accelerated pace of digital transformation. A combination of technology and remote work will make this shift as significant as the mechanization of agriculture and manufacturing.

As the world changes, new and transformed professions arise. We are now at a point where it is very challenging for people and organizations to make sense of the current situation because the pandemic has turned our world upside-down. Meanwhile, we need awareness that "what brought us here won't get us there," to paraphrase Marshall Goldsmith.

Figure 16.1 shows a centralized organization versus a distributed organization. Bureaucracy and hierarchy were important in the past because there were no technologies for collaboration and communication to enable distributed organizations: