Microsoft 365 For Dummies

Book description

Amp up your collaboration skills and rock the modern workplace by harnessing the power of Microsoft 365 with this one-stop guide to the world's leading productivity platform 

The Microsoft 365 productivity solution for the workplace is a cloud-based service with many features for effective and secure collaboration virtually or in person. Whether you start your day with meetings in Teams, respond to Outlook emails, create documents with Office apps, or even automate your work with artificial intelligence, Microsoft 365 has you covered. But first, you must unlock the potential of this powerful solution to showcase your ability to keep up with the modern workplace and make an impact in your organization. To do that, you need Microsoft 365 For Dummies

This book walks you through the steps to get your work done anytime, anywhere, on any device, with Microsoft Teams as the central hub.  Discover how to chat online in real time; conduct online meetings; co-author documents in the cloud; develop no-code applications; and even prioritize your well-being. The insights and step-by-step guidance in Microsoft 365 For Dummies will help you stay connected and engaged with your colleagues. 

  • Level up your teamwork game with the latest meeting and collaboration best practices from Microsoft Teams 
  • Stretch your use of Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote) by infusing artificial intelligence into your everyday tasks 
  • Save time (and look really smart) by automating your work with the Power Platform apps 
  • Take a break from work and focus on your health and well-being at home or in the office 

Whether you’re a Microsoft 365 newbie or a superuser looking for details on what's new, Microsoft 365 For Dummies is the friendly and authoritative how-to book you need. Discover the benefits of cloud technology today!  

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Foolish Assumptions
    3. Icons Used in This Book
    4. Beyond the Book
    5. Where to Go from Here
  5. Part 1: Keeping up with Microsoft 365
    1. Chapter 1: What’s in It for You: Overview of Features
      1. Tasting the Flavors of Microsoft 365
      2. Honing in on the Workplace Features
    2. Chapter 2: Work, Meet Life: The New World of Work
      1. Going Native, Digitally
      2. Prioritizing Self-Care and Well-Being
  6. Part 2: Reimagining Teamwork
    1. Chapter 3: Unlocking Digital Collaboration
      1. There’s a Purpose for That App
      2. Connecting Experiences Across Apps
    2. Chapter 4: Zooming In on Teams
      1. Getting to Know Teams
      2. Creating a Humanistic Workplace
    3. Chapter 5: Rocking Your Meeting Like a Boss
      1. The Things You Do Before
      2. The Stuff You Do During
      3. The Actions to Take After
    4. Chapter 6: Facilitating Meetings and Breakout Sessions
      1. The Basics of Teams Meetings
      2. Meeting within a Meeting with Breakout Rooms
    5. Chapter 7: All About Webinars and Live Events
      1. Calling the Shots with a Webinar
      2. So, You Want to be a Producer
  7. Part 3: Modernizing the Workplace with Office Apps
    1. Chapter 8: Getting the Most Out of Word
      1. It’s Alive! Your Document, That Is
      2. Becoming a Better Writer
      3. That Time When Word Helped Your Career
    2. Chapter 9: Stepping up Your Excel Chops
      1. Excelling in Excel
      2. Taking a Shortcut to Completing Tasks
      3. So, You’re a Data Analyst Now?
    3. Chapter 10: Wowing Your Audience with PowerPoint
      1. More than Just the Basics of PowerPoint
      2. The Art of Creating a Deck
      3. The Science of Presenting a Deck
    4. Chapter 11: Going Digital with OneNote
      1. Exploring Basic Functions
      2. Stepping Up the Notetaking Game
    5. Chapter 12: Staying Connected with Outlook
      1. The Not-Just-Basic of Outlook
      2. Schedule Management with the Calendar
      3. Outlook Out of the Ball Park
  8. Part 4: Storing Your Data in the Cloud
    1. Chapter 13: Centralizing Data in SharePoint
      1. Getting to Know SharePoint Online
      2. The Wonders of Microsoft Lists
      3. The Marvels of Document Libraries
    2. Chapter 14: Goodbye Hard Drive, Hello OneDrive
      1. Storing and Syncing Files in OneDrive
      2. The Many Ways to Share Files
  9. Part 5: Giving Power to the People Like You and Me
    1. Chapter 15: Understanding the Power Platform
      1. What Is the Power Platform?
      2. Creating Workflows with Power Automate
      3. Getting to Know Power Apps
      4. Telling a Story with Data in Power BI
      5. Advanced Concepts
    2. Chapter 16: Creating a Power-Automated Approval Process
      1. Gathering What You need
      2. All Systems Go, Let’s Flow!
    3. Chapter 17: Developing Your First App with Power Apps
      1. Before Building the App
      2. Building the App
      3. Launching the App
    4. Chapter 18: Dashboarding with Power BI
      1. Understanding Power BI Concepts
      2. Exploring a Sample Data Set
  10. Part 6: Being Your Own IT Department
    1. Chapter 19: Getting Up Close and Personal
      1. Let’s Get Personal
      2. IT Tasks You’re Empowered to Do
    2. Chapter 20: Reining in Your Devices
      1. Managing Your Devices
      2. You Have Left the Building — Virtually
  11. Part 7: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 21: Ten More Apps that Get the Work Done
      1. People
      2. MyAnalytics
      3. Kaizala
      4. Stream
      5. Whiteboard
      6. Lists
      7. Forms
      8. Yammer
      9. Sway
      10. Planner
    2. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Rock Delve
      1. Know Thyself with MyAnalytics
      2. Delve Away, Your Docs Are Safe
      3. Delve Consumes OneDrive and SharePoint data
      4. The Search Is On for People and Docs
      5. Act On a Document
      6. Favorite Documents for Later Use
      7. Group Documents in a Board
      8. Documents-at-a-Glance with Cards
      9. Popularity Contest for Documents
      10. Get to Know Your Colleagues
    3. Chapter 23: Ten Microsoft 365 Remote Work Tips
      1. Set Lunch Hours and Enjoy Your Meal
      2. Chill and Decompress: Go Meditate
      3. Start Your Zero-Carbon Commute
      4. Keep Your Promises with Help from AI
      5. Work Late but Let Others Not
      6. Make Your Meeting Worth Their Time
      7. Wrap It Up in Five Minutes
      8. Say Thanks with Praise
      9. Your Status Is Not Complicated
      10. Give a Heads Up with Signatures
  12. Index
  13. About the Author
  14. Advertisement Page
  15. Connect with Dummies
  16. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Microsoft 365 For Dummies
  • Author(s): Jennifer Reed
  • Release date: March 2022
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119828891