Suppose that you have a lot going on at work, and you like to collaborate with your teammates on important files. However, it's time consuming and frustrating trying to email files back and forth and keep track of who has the latest copy. With Office 365, you can collaborate on Office documents, such as PowerPoint presentations and Word documents, from where they're saved to the cloud. And, you and your teammates can work on your documents across multiple devices, including Android phones and tablets and iOS devices. Watch the video to see how it works, and then proceed to the first module to get started.
What you'll need for this course
This course features PowerPoint 2016, Word 2016, and OneDrive for Business across a variety of devices and platforms. You can follow this course and learn by watching. To get the most value out of the course, try the exercises in the modules and see how it works for you.
Here's a list of the applications used in this course, followed by setup instructions for the software and devices of your choice.
Office for the web
PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint on mobile devices, and PowerPoint for the web
Word 2016, Word on mobile devices, and Word for the web
OneDrive for Business
Skype for Business
If you do not already have these applications installed, in the following sections, you'll find setup information.
Currently, there is no client for Skype for Business for Mac computers. However, Lync for Mac 2011 is available. For more information, see Install instructions for Office 365 for business customers using Mac.
Office takes the work out of working together.
Office lets my team collaborate on documents wherever we are, using just about any device.
For example, I can use my iPad to update the slides for our marketing plan,
which we've stored in the cloud using OneDrive for Business.
I can invite my teammates to help me edit my slides,
or I can just give them read-only access so they can view them.
We can all edit at the same time, and chat with each other over IM while we’re working.
We can even use our Android devices
to find and edit Office documents stored on OneDrive for Business.
The Office apps for iPad and Android give us many of the Office features
that we’re used to when working on our desktop computers.
With OneDrive for Business, I can share one file at a time, or a whole folder of files.
The co-authoring features let us work together at our best,
regardless of device or location.