How to be Organised and More Productive with Microsoft Office 365

When I purchased my first Microsoft Office 365 subscription in 2013, I never thought it would become the main tool not only to organise our family events and activities but also help run our home business efficiently.

I am a planner and love writing lists and ideas down. I personally find that when things are written down, I am more able to stay on task. It also lets me relax and get on with the job because I know I've got everything recorded and written down and I won't forget any important details.

When I'm organised I am happy and I found that Office 365 has been the perfect tool to help me stay on track with any goals, plans or activities.

Office 365 is very useful for so many things and the familiar programs: Word, Publisher, Outlook Excel and Note, plus more recent additions like Skype, OneDrive, and Sway – help you get things done anywhere, anytime, on any device.

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And best of all, Office 365 is always up to date, including Office 2016 apps for PC and Mac, so you are always working with the most advanced technology. New features and services stream to all the subscribers the minute they are ready for release. No more need to use a manual upgrade and wait while all of your devices get caught up to speed with this system.

productivity with reliable access anywhere with services like email, calendar, file sharing, online conferencing, instant messaging, and of course the amazing Office programs and Online apps.

Imagine the ideal cloud computing service designed for your busy life.

It is now one of those treasured tools you own but just doesn’t receive enough credit for all it does. In this case, it’s a lot!

Office 365 will make your files easily accessible on any of your devices allowing you to take your files with you wherever you go. You can store your files and documents on the cloud (OneDrive) so they are always available no matter what device you want to use. You can be working on your files on your own personal device without interruption.

No more wishing you’d brought it all from the office; if it’s on your desktop you can access all your files with your tablet or other devices. Picture your office applications available to you on your cell phone, tablet, laptop and desktop all seamlessly integrated so that all you have to do is open your file. How simple can it be?

Depending on your needs, you can choose  home or Microsoft Office 365 Small Business Premium Subscription and Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium is easy and convenient all-inclusive subscription for any modern family as it can be installed on up to 5 PCs and Macs, 5 tablets and 5 phones including iOS and Android.

For a tiny price of about $100 per year you will be able to enjoy easy computer access anytime, anywhere and any way you want it. At this price you won’t break the bank and you’ll be able to keep up with your busy life. You will find yourself suddenly more productive and with extra time on your hands. This may well be the ideal computing solution for busy mums, dads, students and business owners.

What is Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium?

In January of 2013, Microsoft Corporation announced the worldwide availability of their new Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium. This reinvention of the flagship office desktop based product line is full of features which will give people access to their information wherever they are. Picture yourself being able to access all of your information on your smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop or laptop.

Office 365 has been designed for families at home and school in mind. You get the latest version of Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access) that you can install on up to 5 PCs, tablets, and Macs and other selected devices, plus you get a whopping 1000 GB ( 1 Tb) of online OneDrive (cloud) storage per each user for easy access to all your documents (store, edit and share) anywhere in the world. You even get 60 minutes of Skype calls each month so you can stay in touch with your friends and family in over 40 countries around the world.

How will Microsoft Office 365 make family computing time easier?

In a recent survey almost 60 percent polled said they simply don’t have the time to do all of the things they wish to do. More than 80 percent said that if they were more organised they could spend more time with their families and doing what they want to do.

Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium is exactly what these people are looking for. This product will help you to be more organized, more productive and it will provide the needed flexibility to do what you want when you want from where you want.

As a blogger and internet marketer, I use Word daily for drafting my blog posts, and Publisher, for seminar invitations and hand-outs. I prepare and present my wellness talks using Power Point. My son uses Word for his university assignments and Excel for data analysis and charts, and my husband finds Word invaluable when he writes letters and invoices.

With OneDrive cloud storage, we can store all work, for safekeeping, further edits or sharing. We can also share photos and videos too. It’s like an invisible safe for documents and media files. Picture yourself on holidays abroad; you can upload your family shots directly to the cloud (to store) and share them, no matter where you are.

It’s good to have everything available on our mobile devices so we always have access to our documents anywhere we are. No more storing documents on portable hard drives.

I find Outlook invaluable and it is absolutely my number 1 business tool. I rely on email to communicate with people around the world. Having access to email from all my devices and having all email folders always synced across all my devices has been a game changer for me.

Outlook is full of many amazing features and allows me to communicate with my clients promptly even when I'm in the shops or travelling. I can also keep track of my daily schedule and never have to worry about missing any important appointments!

We can say hello to our business associates as well as family and friends anywhere thanks to Skype! Grandma can call and see us whenever she wants and our friends traveling in Europe can share updates with us live with just a click of a button!

Microsoft Office 365 has been instrumental in keeping us organized, productive and connected all year round!

I’m a mum at home, how will it benefit me?

Imagine having your grocery list at your fingertips when you forgot it on your home computer. Your errand notes right at your fingertips when you had to double back and change the baby before you left the house and forgot the list on the printer tray.

You can answer all your important email and complete that sport’s club monthly newsletter all before your child’s swimming lesson is finished.

Picture your life organized and flowing smoothly. No more stress, no more forgetting the milk or bread at the grocer and no more forgetting those birthdays coming up this month.

Business owners will appreciate Microsoft Office 365 as well

Business owners lead hectic lives. Their schedules can change at the drop of a hat and meetings can crop up at a moment’s notice. Having everything connected can save hours of time and frustration and be more efficient.

That sudden meeting that crops up while you’re at lunch doesn’t have to be an emergency when you have Office 365 set up. Simply grab your tablet out of your bag and you’ve got your PowerPoint presentation you left on your desktop at your fingertips ready and waiting for your client.

It’s great for school children and students

Give them access to this perfect tool so they can easily research and prepare homework, projects and assignments. With Office 365 Home Premium your kids will have access to all the applications and hundreds of easy to use templates, so they can impress their teachers with beautiful reports and papers.

What if I don’t like it?

I'm pretty sure you will love Microsoft Office 365 and it will become your organisational tool of choice in no time.

One of the best benefits of the service is that you can actually try it free for 30 days. If you don’t like it simply follow the instructions and you’ve lost nothing but the time it took you to try it. Seriously, what have you got to lose?

Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is considered the worldwide leader in software, Internet technologies and services. Many rely on their technology for personal and business requirements. With a wide array of products and services available you’ll be empowered through their great software to access what you need anytime and anywhere you need it. Simply put, what are you waiting for? You’re missing out on a great opportunity to stay in touch with all of your needs.

Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X 10.6 or later. Start your Office 365 Home Premium Subscription today.

Barbara Komorek

Barbara is the founder and owner of www.leanhealthyandwise.com. She is a former research scientist with a serious passion for health. She enjoys writing about nutrition, wellness and lifestyle and empowering people to take control of their health.