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8 benefits of Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office has become a leading platform to drive productivity at home and in the workplace. Whether it’s managing email in Outlook, or building analysis spreadsheets in Excel, Office has made carrying out many computer based tasks easier for all of us.

e-Careers has listed 8 benefits of Microsoft Office that may push you to becoming an Office guru:

1. Universal Software

Microsoft Office is now compatible with mobile after they recently developed Office Mobile, which offer free-to-use versions of Office applications for mobile devices. Microsoft also runs Office Online, a web-based version of core Office apps, which are included as part of a Microsoft account.

For years, Office has been compatible with Apple’s MacOS, a move which at the time was questionable due to the rivalry between Apple and Microsoft, but one that has proven to be a good one for both tech giants.

2. Used by over 1.2 billion people and most businesses

What a preposterous number.

To put that in context, that’s nearly 20% of the world’s population use Microsoft Office 365. That many people can’t be wrong.

Recent statistics have shown that the percentage of enterprises with at least 100 users increased from 87% to 91%, and usage within enterprises grew over 320%.

These statistics show that Microsoft have successfully reinvented Office as a cloud based programme which can be accessed anywhere, which leads me to…

3. Office 365 offers anytime, anywhere access

What a coincidence! You couldn’t write this stuff. Well, you can, and I did.

Office 365 was developed so Microsoft could embrace cloud technology while still offering their existing services. You can access it from anywhere as long as you have an Office 365 log in (for example, the company you work for), then your subscription will allow you to access Microsoft Office applications on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile.

In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017, Office 365 revenue overtook that of conventional Microsoft Office software licences for the first time, proving its growing popularity.

4. Online Support from Microsoft

With an Office subscription, you get help from Microsoft included. They offer invaluable support for any users who are looking to make the most of their programme, which is a vital way to maximise your productivity and usage of the product.

5. Easy to use

Office applications can be used for complicated operations, depending on how you want to use them. But, one of the standout features of Office is that it can be used by people of any age to simplify functions and increase productivity, which is the reason it was developed in the first place.

6. Multipurpose

Keeping track of your accounts or analysing business data? Excel can do that. Writing a CV or cover letter? Word can do that. Writing a business proposal or presentation? PowerPoint can do that.

Microsoft Office is the best suite of applications to achieve your personal or business goals simply due to its ability to adapt to your needs

7. Security

There has been a lot of news recently regarding the increasing threat of cyberattacks. Attacks are growing in sophistication and scale.

Sit back. Relax.

Microsoft have taken the responsibility of keeping your data and information safe. All data stored in the cloud is housed in one of Microsoft’s data centres, providing real-time safety scans for messages and documents for cyber security threats, making it one of the safest cloud services around.

8. Tutorials

Are you looking to build your knowledge in Office? Easy. All you need to do is sign up to a course in your chosen subject which you want to specialise in. If you’re looking to be a master of all areas to land a job, or improve your productivity as a CV booster, you can find e-Careers’ selection of Microsoft Office courses here.