Office 365 (O365) is a range of productivity tools, some of them you’ll be very familiar with like Word, PowerPoint and Excel, others may be new to you like Skype for Business and SharePoint.
Our move to O365 began with our early adopters in 2017, including the TW3 programme team and Change Champions, plus some colleagues from Streetscene, Commissioning & Assurance and Cambridge Education. We’re getting close to completing our rollout of Office 365 to all staff by summertime 2018.
Watch the Office 2016 video – covers the new features in office 2016, sharing documents, ‘tell me what you want to do’ function and new features in Outlook 2016. There are some differences between using Office 2016 and the Online version – you can access some additional guides which outline the key differences in their functionality.
Office 2016 – guides and videos
- OneNote 2016 – Quick Start Guide
- OneNote video – gives you an introduction to OneNote, opening and saving new notebooks, adding sections and pages, and tagging.
For Skype for Business guides and videos, visit the Skype for Business page.
Here are some new features you can use on Office 2016:
You’ll notice a text box on the ribbon in Office 2016 on Windows apps that says Tell me what you want to do. This is a text field where you can enter words and phrases about what you want to do next and quickly get to features you want to use or actions you want to perform.
You can also use Tell Me to find help about what you’re looking for, or to use Smart Lookup to research or define the term you entered. Available in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Office 365.
By selecting a word or phrase and launching Smart Lookup, Bing can show you more information, definitions, history and other resources related to that word or phrase. Select a word or phrase, right-click it, and choose Smart Lookup.
The insights pane will open with definitions, Wiki articles, and top related searches from the web. Applies to Excel 2016, Word 2016, Outlook 2016, PowerPoint 2016.
Visit the Microsoft website for more hints, tips and ways to save time.
We’ve created some new polices to support the pilot and roll out of new tools. These are: Skype For Business & One Drive. These are in addition to the existing suite of Information Management Policies available via Barnet’s public website .