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Office 365 For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Everything you need to get productive in the Cloud with Office 365 

With 70 million users worldwide, Microsoft Office 365 combines the familiar Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of Microsoft’s next-generation communications and collaboration services. It offers many benefits including security, reliability, compatibility with other products, over-the-air updates in the cloud that don't require anything from the user, single sign on for access to everything right away, and so much more. 

Office 365 For Dummies offers a basic overview of cloud computing and goes on to cover Microsoft cloud solutions and the Office 365 product in a language you can understand. This includes an introduction to each component which leads into topics around using each feature in each application.

  • Get up to speed on instant messaging  
  • Use audio, video, and web conferencing
  • Get seamless access to the Office suite with Office Web apps
  • Access information anywhere, anytime

Office 365 is the key to office productivity — and now you can put it to use for you!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. How to Use This Book
    3. Beyond the Book
    4. Let’s Get Started!
  3. Part 1: Keeping Up with the Cloud Computing Environment
    1. Chapter 1: Understanding Cloud Computing and the Current Threat Landscape
      1. Understanding Cloud Computing
      2. Determining the Right Office 365 Plan for Your Organization
      3. Getting to Know the Security Features in Office 365
    2. Chapter 2: Moving to the Office 365 Cloud
      1. Discovering Office 365 Features and Benefits
      2. Getting Familiar with Office 365 Products
      3. Severing Ties to Your Desk
      4. Going Virtual with Intuitive Communications
  4. Part 2: Communicating with Exchange Online
    1. Chapter 3: Unleashing the Power of Exchange Online
      1. Gaining Flexibility and Reliability
      2. Accessing from Anywhere
      3. Protecting Information
    2. Chapter 4: Being Productive, Staying Secure
      1. Incorporating Bots to Get More Done
      2. Securing Your Email
      3. Sending an Encrypted Email
      4. Making Outlook Work for You
  5. Part 3: Exploring SharePoint Online
    1. Chapter 5: Collaborating Effectively Anytime, Anywhere
      1. Touring the SharePoint Landscape
      2. Knocking Down Collaboration Barriers
      3. Getting Social at Work
    2. Chapter 6: Going Beyond Websites with SharePoint and OneDrive for Business
      1. Managing Digital Content
      2. OneDrive for Business
      3. Using Search Functionality
      4. Using SharePoint with Office Online
    3. Chapter 7: Integrating the Mobile Experience
      1. Office and SharePoint Integration
      2. Office 365 Mobile Apps Keep You Going
      3. The Scoop on External Sharing
    4. Chapter 8: Demystifying SharePoint Online Administration
      1. Appreciating the Concept of a SharePoint Farm
      2. Understanding SharePoint Online Administrator Responsibilities
      3. Exercising the Powers Vested on the Site Collection Administrator
    5. Chapter 9: Customizing SharePoint Online
      1. Going Over SharePoint Development
      2. Using a Web Browser as a Development Tool
  6. Part 4: Diving into Office Online
    1. Chapter 10: Introducing Office Online
      1. Benefitting from Office Online
      2. Experiencing Office Online
    2. Chapter 11: Getting into Word Online
      1. Comparing Word Online and Word
      2. Getting the Basics
      3. Working with Advanced Functions
    3. Chapter 12: Getting into Data with Excel Online and Power BI
      1. Comparing Excel Online and Excel
      2. Covering the Basics
      3. Using Advanced Features
      4. Building Reports with Power BI
    4. Chapter 13: Presenting Like a Pro with PowerPoint Online
      1. Starting with Basic Tasks in PowerPoint Online
      2. Taking Your Presentation to the Next Level with AI
    5. Chapter 14: Staying on Top of Things with OneNote Online
      1. Exploring Basic Functions
      2. Using Advanced Features
  7. Part 5: Using the Right Tool for the Right Purpose
    1. Chapter 15: Supercharging Your Team with Microsoft Teams
      1. Benefitting from Teams
      2. Collaborating in the Teams Hub
      3. Meeting and Conferencing the Teams Way
    2. Chapter 16: Choosing the Right Collaboration Tool
      1. Exploring the New Era of Teamwork
      2. Tools for Teamwork in Office 365
  8. Part 6: Preparing to Move
    1. Chapter 17: Meeting Office 365 Requirements
      1. Cloud Attraction
      2. Looking at the Pros and Cons of the Cloud
      3. Overall Office 365 Requirements
    2. Chapter 18: Planning for Your Office 365 Implementation
      1. Choosing an Office 365 Plan
      2. Laying the Groundwork
      3. Office 365 Online Documentation
      4. Choosing a Partner
    3. Chapter 19: Implementing Office 365
      1. Getting Started with Office 365 For Home Plans
      2. Getting Started with Office 365 For Business Plans
      3. Getting Users Ready for Office 365
      4. Migrating to Office 365
    4. Chapter 20: Administering Office 365
      1. Going Over Office 365 Management
      2. Managing Exchange
      3. Managing Teams and Skype for Business
      4. Managing SharePoint
  9. Part 7: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 21: Ten Signs It’s Time for You to Move to Office 365
      1. Your Team Likes to Collaborate
      2. Your Employees Are Facebook Friends
      3. You Are the IT Department
      4. Your Emails Got (Almost) Obliterated
      5. You Love Paying Only for What You Use
      6. You’re a Tree Hugger (or Wannabe)
      7. You Don’t Say “No” to Opportunities
      8. You Want to Web Conference Like the Boss
      9. You Freaked Out Over a Lost Phone
      10. You Don’t Want to Be the Next Hacking Victim
    2. Chapter 22: Ten Office 365 Value Propositions
      1. Offloaded Responsibility
      2. Reduced Infrastructure
      3. Predictable yet Flexible Costs
      4. Reduced Complexity
      5. Anywhere Access
      6. Synchronized Data
      7. Integrated Software
      8. Mobile Access to Enterprise Data
      9. Increased IT Efficiency
      10. Enter the Self-Service Software Revolution
    3. Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Increasing Productivity with Office 365
      1. Self-Serve from the Service Health Dashboard
      2. Act Like the IT Guy
      3. Use the Scheduling Assistant
      4. Share Your Calendar
      5. Sync Your Files
      6. Kill the Email Tree with Teams
      7. Stay Focused with Focused Inbox
      8. Accessibility Features Make Everyone Productive
      9. Send Info to OneNote — Fast
      10. Automatically Add Subtitles to Your Videos at Work
  10. Glossary
  11. Index
  12. About the Authors
  13. Connect with Dummies
  14. End User License Agreement