Microsoft Office 365 helps Get it Done #GetItDone

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Having a busy family I rely on my phone a lot. I often start a project at home and reference it when I am away. Most everything is done on my laptop at home, but my phone is my assistant. So when we are not at home and I need to reference something, I use my phone. On top of these device family each has their own devices. They have tablets, laptops or phones as well. I seldom need to share anything with them, but when I do it is usually done through email. If you have ever tried to access a file through email on your phone, you will know this is not easy.

Lately with our son being so involved in Track and Field we are needing to share a lot of info. I receive schedules for meets from his coach once a week. The schedule includes meet times and locations as well as practice times. Lately there has been volunteer opportunities sent as well. So the coach sends to me, I send to my husband and our son. Now with Microsoft Office 365 sharing is easier than ever. I open and save files and documents then share them as needed. They can then tell me what works for their schedule. as well, if I receive anything for my blog while I am at one of these meets, viewing it and saving it is easy.  No more having to wait till I get home to open and view files.  It is like taking my office with me wherever I go. Love being able to get it done as needed.

The latest and most complete set of Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access.

• One license for the entire household to use Office on up to five devices, including Windows tablets, PCs or Macs, and get Office on Demand from any Internet-connected PC.

• An additional 20 GB of SkyDrive cloud storage, nearly three times the amount available with a free SkyDrive account.

• 60 free Skype world calling minutes per month to call mobile phones, landlines or PCs around the world.

• Future upgrades, so you always use the latest time-saving technology.

• Automatic save to SkyDrive, so your documents — and even your personal settings —are always available from virtually anywhere and on your favorite devices.

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, the need to get things done away from the office has never been greater or more desirable. To help people realize how—and what—they can get done no matter where they are, Microsoft has declared November 7th Get It Done Day to start a movement for the unbound accomplishers—everyone from the enterprise Chief Technology Officer to household Chief Family Officers.

To bring the day to life, Microsoft  hosted installations in the form of giant checkmarks throughout New York City on November 7th to highlight where major accomplishments are getting done and changing the world.

They also showcased how people can collaborate and work together in real-time using technology like Office 365.

Prize alert! If you missed the action do not worry, anyone can use the #GetItDone hashtag to join the movement.  And  November 7th-  21st people can also visit http://bit.ly/GetItDoneContest to enter for a  chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip of a lifetime!

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5 Tips for how to #GetItDone with Microsoft Office 365

1. Save documents in the cloud. From home, school, work and everywhere in between, it’s important to have tools that work the way you do. Office 365 lets you save your documents in the cloud on SkyDrive so no matter where you are, your information and ideas are available on your terms.

2. Take digital notes. OneNote is a digital note-taking app designed to keep you organized. Use it at home, school or work for recipe collecting, class notes, projects and more. Not only is OneNote part of Office 365, but it also comes as a free app for Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad and Android. Capture thoughts, ideas and to-dos in one place with OneNote, then access them across your devices via SkyDrive.

3. Use Office on your phone. Get stuff done on the go with Office on your Windows Phone, iPhone or Android phone. Access, view, edit, and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents by simply downloading Office Mobile on your phone and logging in with your Office 365 account.

4. Collaborate with anyone. Office Web Apps are free, touch-friendly web versions of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and OneNote. Share and simultaneously work on documents with classmates, friends, and co-workers from any browser. All you have to do is sign up for a SkyDrive account to start creating documents.

5. Have Office on five devices. You and your family work on more than one device and so does Office 365 Home Premium. With one subscription you can put Office on up to five PCs or Macs and five phones (iPhone or Android).

With all of this, the holidays and track and field will not stop me form getting it done. I am excited to be more productive and organized.

How do you get things done?

Disclosure – I participated in the Microsoft Office 365 campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.

Comments

  1. I had no idea how awesome this was! Wow! I don't leave the house very often, except walks to and from the kids' school, but when I do something like that would CHANGE things for sure! Thanks for the awesome post Kim!!!
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  2. kerriemendoza says

    Very cool! I had no idea what the difference with Office 365 was. This would be great to use to manage our family schedule.
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  3. Great gift idea for a student!
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  4. I love that Microsoft has made Office 365 available for personal use. I have experience administrating Office 365 for business and absolutely loved the difference when we rolled it out. It is great the the home version seems as awesome as the business version!
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  5. This sounds fabulous! It would be great for us with my daughter in high school and me running a home based business.

  6. There's so many reasons why this would be great for families, personal use and more! I love that there's so much offered and it definitely makes it that much easier to stay on top of things, organized and prepared 🙂

  7. I like that the licence extends to 5 devices, as we're a family of multiple computers, tablets, and smartphones. I've used Microsoft products for many years now.
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  8. I actually have Office 365 but have yet to really explore it. You've just given me the push I needed to really start using it. I love that you can use it over 5 computers/devices. Love the fact that documents, etc, are saved in "cloud" – no worry about losing something/having to back it up on your own computer.
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  9. candacederickx says

    Great advice! Love these tips. I have Microsoft Office on my Mac. Couldn't live without it.

  10. shannonsview1 says

    Love the cloud.

    Makes life so much easier. Remember the days when you had to trasfer everything manually *gasp* thank goodness for cloud!!

  11. Great tips! This would be very useful for my busy family too! I have to use the cloud more! 🙂

  12. I really like how it automatically goes to Sky Drive. There has been many times in the past where I have lost a whole document – backing up is so important!

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