Video added to Office 365 for business
Recognising the growing usage of video technologies among enterprises, as companies seek greater efficiencies and lowering of costs, Microsoft has added the capability to its Office 365 productivity suite for businesses.
Companies are also increasingly using video as a means to communicate internally and with the public, especially when there's a special announcement, including in times of crisis. A picture may tell a thousand words, but a video contains a lot more information and it's also more powerfully direct and immediate.
Firms using Office 365 for enterprise can now easily upload video to the software suite, which is expanded on the personal version to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Outlook email client, as well as OneNote, Publisher, Lync (communications, including instant messaging and video conferencing) and Access (for creating browser-based databases).
The software is configured to run across the range of popular devices available today, from laptops to tablet computers and even smartphones, signalling the inherent shift from traditional desktop computer as workers become ever more mobile in order to take advantage of business opportunities.
In addition, Microsoft is offering an enormous one terabyte of storage on its OneDrive service and plans to eventually make the amount of files that can be placed there unlimited. For firms, it means being able to access data from anywhere in the world as long as they have an internet connection. There's no longer any need to keep files on computer hard drives where they may not always be accessible.
Office 365 for business allows video to be viewed on various channels a company has or to be directed via a link, and all videos that are uploaded are encrypted for security purposes – while they’re being uploaded or sent as well as wherever they end up being located, thereby protecting any sensitive corporate information. The entire software suite will automatically update too, so firms will always have the latest features.
If you'd like to know how your firm can benefit from video technologies, including those now embedded in Microsoft software, contact leading IT support company NSIS systems in London today and they'll be happy to advise.