An Overview of Some Really Interesting Features of Microsoft Teams

It is really annoying when you receive an email with a whole lot of co-workers attached in the same string. This becomes even more complicated when everybody starts replying in the same thread and this ultimately dwells more confusion among the co-workers. This is the result of a lack of communication sources where a number of people can come up together with their ideas.

If you are an owner of a business organization, then you must have felt the need of having a platform where they can easily collaborate, chat, and share their files. Keeping this in mind, Microsoft has developed a simple and working solution for you and this solution is known as Microsoft Teams. By now, we must have known what it is and we can simply consider it as a cloud-based collaboration tool. This comes as a part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite of applications and includes various features for the increased productivity of business organizations.

The core capabilities of the tool (Office.com/Setup)

  • Allows you to simultaneously create and manage tasks in a group
  • You can achieve one-on-one communication via the means of chat
  • Connect with each other via the audio calling feature
  • You may schedule a planned or unplanned video meetings
  • An easy platform to share files and links
  • Easily convert your work and resources into documents
  • Teams have simplified the method to access other Office application

With Teams, you can collaborate for work on different devices including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Moreover, you can collaborate across multiple platforms including Windows and Mac. On top of that, a group can also invite outside partners (vendors, service providers, and consultants)to join forces with them

Enjoy better services than Slack & Google Hangouts

In simple words, we may consider this tool as a chat-based working space where we can achieve instant messaging. In it, we may also carry on a threaded and persistent conversation and that is the reason why it is standing strong headed with Slack and Google Hangouts. As it is included in Office 365, it connects us with other Office apps such as Excel, Word, OneNote, SharePoint, and Planner which ultimately results in fluidity. Its portal is quite seamless and you get to have a better experience with it.

Easier customization with channels-There are channels in Microsoft Teams through which you can do more than expected. You can easily sort these channels by topic, projects, or departments so that managing tasks become easier. These channels tend to store the records of the past events, the communications that took place, and the data that you have shared over time. With @ mentions you can tag persons for whom a particular message is.

Video & Voice Meetings- there is a team-based thread with that you can easily schedule voice or video meetings. You can also sync the meetings that you have scheduled on Outlook.

Conclusion-

There are also several keyboard shortcuts that you can easily access by going to the official website or visiting office.com/setup. If you have any confusion regarding the usage of Microsoft Teams, then you may check out more blog posts regarding this.

Explore OneNote Additional Features for Android

There are certain features of Microsoft OneNote that make it standalone from the rest. In case you just missed these prominent features here, we will discuss them once again. These features have been added to OneNote for android recently. There have been much about the software, from natural inking competence to language support of left-to-right along with the search improvements, all these features are available so do not get panic and just let us know what you think!

List of highly-rated features of OneNote

  • The latest One Note for android supports the palm rejection for the purpose of natural inking that is more accurate.
  • You can efficiently select your inking and move it around or resize the image with the help of the Lasso tool.
  • Make strategic use of S-Pen, just press the button of your S-Pen to switch from the eraser mode. To get the S-Pen, you can visit Office.com/Setup.
  • You can insert the attachments and PDFs of files from your android devices. Just click on the attachment on your “Android” command center and then choose the file that you wish to add to the page.
  • One of the most powerful features in OneNote is the camera that can be used to add content to your notebooks. You can try it with many other features such as inking on images, access a photo in the gallery from the camera, capturing the images with the front camera and then selecting and adjusting the crop line to documents edges.
  • Sometimes, there is a need for quick capture of a speedy capture without organizing it. The Sticky Notes is one of the perfect places for suck quick works that you can access anytime anywhere without even organizing it on your mobile devices. Just click on the Sticky notes tab to access the “Sticky Notes” across the device.
  • There are some improvements if you want to search for anything in OneNote for Android. The search results are highlighted on the page and you can easily find whatever you are looking for. On your smartphones, you can use the “Find on page” option to locate the search items on the current page.  Remember, the right-to-left layouts are now supported to apply. If the primary settings of your mobile device are already set to a right-to-left language, then your One Note will support a corresponding right-to-left layout.

Note: You can easily avail of these features by downloading the OneNote application via the official website that goes by the URL office.com/setup.

To sum up:

According to the recent sources, the Microsoft OneNote team is gearing up to bring the latest and the advanced features of the software to all the platforms. It is so, to make sure for adding any additional features that you like to see in the product. For more product-related information and the updated versions, you can visit the official website of Microsoft that can be reached via office.com/setup. On the website, you will get a detailed description of the software and its variant programs that will boost the user’s creativity and productivity.

Get your Favorite Office apps in a Single all-in-one app

There is good news for the Microsoft Office users who were using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on their Android devices. They can now enjoy using these three apps in a single all-in-one package of app exclusively launched for Android users. With the availability of this app on the Google Play Store, users can work on documents, sheets, and presentation under one umbrella.

This take on the part of Microsoft will attract more users to download it in the coming future because of various reasons. Users generally deploy the full-fledged version of Office on their device even if they only need to use Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. This all-in-one app will now reduce the hassle of downloading different apps separately which took a lot of space on your phone. The users can now take a breath of sigh after hearing this news. But, there is a catch that this release has been done with a caution about which we will get to know later. If you have a specific query related to Office applications then visit Office.com/Setup.

Compact Office app for android users

The users who wished to edit and format a number of files and documents on a single platform can relish the features of this app. This app is specifically for Android smartphone users from where they can simply restructure everything related to their document which they are working upon.

Earlier, Google also tried doing a similar thing by combining these apps. This amalgam was available at the Google Drive app. By using this application, users could work on Documents, Spreadsheets, and create presentations just like you do on MS Office. But with the new app, you get some additional features with it; OneDrive connectivity along, login help, and scanning of the PDF files which was missing in Google’s amalgamation of apps.

What are the limitations of this new app?

As noted earlier that there is a catch with the app, let u discuss what some of its limitations are. The biggest drawback is that you can deploy it only on AndroidOS which means iPhone users cannot take its benefit. According to some reports, the app does not support Chromebooks or tablets which devoid the users of its facilities. 

How to download the app?

Downloading an application is however easy from the ‘Google Play Store’ but you can still learn about the simple procedure of downloading the all-in-one app:

  1. Open your Android device and tap on the icon of “Play Store”.
  2. When it opens, navigate to the search bar.
  3. Here, enter “Word, Excel, PowerPoint& More” and you will see a list of applications.
  4. Choose the right one from the list and click on the “Install” option present under the app.
  5. The downloading and installation process will take a few minutes to complete.

After this, you can start using the application for different purposes. Along with the features mentioned above, you may also sync this app with Windows 10 notes app. On top of that, you get to use the Office Lens scanner with it.

How to complete MS Office documents by just talking?

We all know that typing does take more time than writing for some content. With Office Windows 8 software you will get the accessible features that are readily available and designed to make your computer listen and type to what you are saying.  With the advanced feature of speech recognition, you can easily control the Office apps with your voice commands. Establishing Office 2013 will assist you to work with speech recognition with a two-stage process.

In this two-stage process, the first stage is if your computer doesn’t have an inbuilt microphone then you have to establish one. Once the microphone is connected, you just have to activate the speech recognition and make it recognize your voice, speech, and commands. Remember, if you have something specific to ask related to Office subscription then visit Office.com/Setup.

How to set up your Microphone?

  1. First of all, you need to connect a microphone to your computer if you do not have one.
  2. Just plug in the microphone in the auto input slot on your computer.
  3. Now, you can even consult your computer’s documentation for more process if need.
  4. Enter “Windows- Q” on your keyboard to start the search prompt.
  5. Now, just enter and search for “Set up a microphone” option in the field and then tap on the “Enter” button to process the command.
  6. Once you have opened the “Set up a microphone” tab. You have to follow the on-screen prompts to configure the microphone in use.
  7. Remember, the microphone configuration is very much essential so that the Office can hear you properly while writing for your speech.

How to start using Speech recognition?

  1. First of all, you need to enter “Windows- Q” and enter the “Speech recognition” tab in the search bar and then tap on the “Speech recognition” to open the screen.
  2. Tap on the “Train your computer to better understand you” option and follow the on-screen prompts and speak clearly in normal volume.
  3. Now, start the “Speech recognition” screen and say “Start listening” in the microphone attached to the device.
  4. Remember, issuing the verbal command with the “Speech recognition” command starts the voice-activated controls on the computer.
  5. Now, start the Office app and then say “What can I say?” in Microsoft to see the list of commands.
  6. You can tap on the mouse I the body of the document and dictate the text.
  7. Remember, you can also edit the current text using the verbal commands such as “Correct”, “Delete” and “Select”.

In a conclusive viewpoint:

We hope that in this article you will get a view of how you can use the speech to text option and complete your MS Office assignments within no time. However, if you have issues and queries related to the topic then we recommend you visit office.com/setup, where you will get all the relatable contents for the same discussion.

Guide to upgrade MS Office on your Mac devices

For those who are the proud owners of Mac devices and have MS Office software installed on their Apple devices, need to know how they can upgrade the Office setup without any error.

If you have MS AutoUdate feature then you need to make sure your copy of Office is updated with the latest security fixes and improvisations.

If you are already an Office 365 user, then you can easily receive the latest features and tools of Office setup i.e. office.com/setup on your Mac devices.

In this article, you will get to know how you can upgrade your Office setup if you are using it on the Mac devices with the help of a step-by-step guide to upgrade the software.

You need to understand that you can easily check for the updates and install the software in the Help menu of any MS Office products, applications, and services.

A step-by-step guide to upgrade MS Office on your Mac devices

There are certain steps to follow that will explain how you can upgrade your MS Office software while using iOS devices via office.com/setup. These steps are as follows:-

  1. In the first step, you have to open any of the installed MS Office application by clicking on its icon and then click on the “Go” option that is visible in the top menu bar and then you have to select the “Applications” in the drop-down menu.
  2. Now, you have to click on the “Help” option that is clearly visible in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  3. In the third step, you have to click on the “Check for Updates” option that is present in the “Help menu”.

Note: If you are unable to see the “Check for Updates” option in the Help menu, then you can download the latest version of the Office AutoUpdate tool from its official website.

  1. After this, simply tap on the “Automatically Download and Install” option. For those who don’t know where it is, it is the third radial button option that is clearly visible under the “How would you like updates to be installed?” That is present in the MS Office “AutoUpdate” tool.
  2. In the final step, you have to click on the “Check for Updates” option; the option is visible in the lower right corner of the MS Office “Auto-Update” tool. This will enable you to check for MS Office latest updates and then you can install the updates.

End Note:

It is important to know the ways by which you can upgrade your Office software on the Mac devices. The steps for the same have been already discussed in the write p above. In case you need any further assistance on this, you are recommended to get in touch with Customer Support assistants who are available on the official website of MS office. You can get in touch with them 24/7 via toll-free helpline number and they will assist you with the best possible solutions.

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