Discover the Microsoft Office Applications with Adepteq

The Microsoft 365 applications that help you meet your security, reliability, accessibility and collaboration needs using familiar tools.

What is Delve?

Office Delve is a cloud-based service powered by Office Graph, which helps users find and discover pertinent information across integrated Microsoft products by pulling user content from Microsoft Exchange, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint 2016 and Yammer. In addition to traditional search tools, Delve has a discover function, which bring potentially relevant information to the attention of users, based on relationships and the past activity of other users within the same organisation. It is important to note that Delve never presents users with content they don’t have permission to view.

Delve, which became available for Microsoft 365 subscribers in March 2015, is also a collaboration tool that helps users find colleagues through profiles, and it allows them to create, edit and share documents, PowerPoint presentations and more with other users. It works similarly to Microsoft Sway in that it also allows users to embed documents, videos and images.

Microsoft Office Delve platform example with notes describing icons functions.
Microsoft My Analytics app displaying a users time spent in meetings, email and more

What is MyAnalytics?

Formerly Delve Analytics, is an application designed to help employees and their managers gain insight into how workers spend their time, with the goal of optimising tasks and making them more efficient. MyAnalytics is part of the Microsoft 365 cloud-based suite of productivity applications.

MyAnalytics uses artificial intelligence and machine learning and draws on data generated by a worker’s behaviour as well as his or her interaction with various applications in the Microsoft 365 suite, focusing on such application use as email, calendar and files used. The MyAnalytics App can learn who a certain worker meets with often and make recommendations about other connections within a company that might be useful or provide related material for a meetings based on the meeting’s attendees. MyAnalytics can take not of hours of work time during the work day and patterns of work and focus on after-hours time spend on work. The app can then make certain recommendation about how to free up a worker’s time and make certain tasks more efficient. 

What is Microsoft Forms?

Create surveys, polls and custom tests. Send out the web link to the test in a variety of ways: in an e-mail; as a link in a shared OneNote document; or embed in a webpage or in OneNote Online.

People can respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. You can provide automatic feedback based on the answers chosen, and automatically mark the test if it is all multiple-choice questions. You can also review all the tests submitted back to you and provide further feedback if required. Form data, such as test results, can easily be exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading.

Microsoft Forms displaying a Team Event forms asking where the Team should go
Microsoft Forms displaying a bar chart of the amount of users in an organisation
Microsoft Form on a mobile device displaying a 5 star review form

What is People?

The People app in Microsoft 365 is where you’ll find all of your work contacts, Skype for Business Contacts, plus any Rooms, Distribution Lists or Groups that your colleagues or company’s admins may have set up. You can also set up connections to social media in the People app, with LinkedIn included, though others are available as free add-ins.

What you see:

The people app has an easy to use interface that largely mirrors the people and contact apps in other Microsoft products, such as Outlook.

The People app is very easy to use. Search for and select your contacts, rooms or groups in the first two columns, and the details are shown in the third column at the right. In the list of your contacts you can click on any square letter and get a quick list to move to a different letter without having to scroll.

To add a new contact, contact list or group, click on the New menu item about the contact list, then fill in the details on the resulting screen and save or cancel.

The People app is widely integrated across Microsoft 365, since collaboration is at its heart. Email, Calendar, and anywhere you see a ‘Share’ link, in OneDrive, Word Online, etc.

The Microsoft 365 People application on desktop displaying a contacts details
Microsoft 365 application Planner on a desktop screen
Microsoft Planner application being show on a laptop screen and two mobile devices
Microsoft 365 application Planner on desktop showing a Marketing campaign in the Planner Hub

What is Planner?

Easy to use:

Launch Planner from the Microsoft 365 applications launcher with a single clock. You can then create a new plan, build a team, assign tasks, and update status – in a few easy steps.

Organise work visually:

Each plan has its own board, where you can organise tasks into buckets. You can categorise tasks based on the their status or on whom they’re assigned to. To update the status or change assignments, just drag and drop tasks between columns.

Visibility and transparency:

The My Tasks view provides a comprehensive list of all your tasks and their status across all your plans. When working together on a plan, team members always know who is working on what.

Collaborate around tasks:

Built for Microsoft 365, Planner lets you attach files to tasks, work together on those files, and even have conversations around tasks without switching between apps. With Planner, all your team’s discussions and deliverables stay with the plan and don’t get locked away across disparate applications.

Works across devices:

Planner works across all your devices. With Planner, everyone is always on the same page. A glance at Charts is all it takes to know where things stand and if the team is making enough progress towards their goal.

Email notifications:

With Planner, you’ll never miss a beat! Receive email notifications whenever you’re assigned a new task added to a conversations.

What is Staff Hub?

Schedule & task management:

Easily create and manage schedules on the go and stay informed when changes are made. Quickly assign and complete tasks to address customer and business needs in the moment.

Communication & community:

Create spaces for meaningful conversation where workers can share ideas, learn from one another, and again insight into larger, organisational initiatives.

Training and on-boarding:

Deliver employee resources and training content that workers need to gain the skills and confidence they need to do their best work.

Identity and access management:

Quickly create and assign a digital identity with just a phone number. Easily add and remove team members in the application and maintain the enterprise security and IT managements control that you expect with Microsoft 365.

Microsoft StaffHub app on two mobile devices. One screen showing a team chat and the other showing announcements.
The Microsoft StaffHub application showing a staff calendar schedule on a laptop screen and an individuals schedule on a mobile device

What is Stream?

All your videos in one place, wherever you are:

Watch videos from across your organisation in the Stream application, or in other applications you use every day – any time, on any device.

Find every moment that matters:

Speech to text, auto-generated close captions, and face detection features create more ways to find and interact with your videos – so everyone can access relevant content quickly and easily.

Create compelling communications:

Make your digital communications more impactful by delivering messages that capture personality and emotion through video.

Deliver more effective learning:

Increase engagement and knowledge retention for training and education; enable everyone to contribute with peer-to-peer information sharing.

Collaborate more easily with video in all your apps:

Bring your training videos, team meeting recordings, and more into the apps you use every day to enrich experiences within the context of daily work.

The Microsoft Stream application being shown on a laptop screen and mobile device.
Microsoft Stream application showing a video on a laptop screen

What is Sway?

Sway is a new to Microsoft 365 applications, and makes it easy to create and share interactive reports, personal stories, presentations, and more.

Start by adding your own text and pictures, search for and import relevant content from other sources, and then watch Sway do the rest. With Sway, you’re no longer limited to picking a pre-designed template that makes your presentations look like everyone else’s, and you don’t have to have any design skills to transform and showcase information in modern, interactive, and attention-getting ways.

With Sway, there’s no need to spend lots of time on formatting. Its built-in design engine takes care of making your creating look its best. If the initial design doesn’t quite match your taste or mood, you can easily apply another – or fully customise your layout to make it your own.

It’s super easy to share your finished Sways. Family, friends, classmates, and coworkers can see your creations on the Web without singing up, singing in or downloading anything. You can change the privacy settings for any Sway whenever you want more control over what you share.

Sway is free to use for anyone with a Microsoft Account (Hotmail, Live, or Outlook.com). You can create more sophisticated Sways with more content when you use Sway as part of a Microsoft 365 subscription.

A screenshot of the Microsoft Sway home menu showing the options of either create new or start from a topic
Microsoft Sway application showing the app in use with the dropdown menu
Microsoft To-Do application showing task suggestions

What is To-Do?

Microsoft To-Do is a simple and intelligent to-do list that makes it easy to plan your day. Whether it’s for work, school or home, To-Do will help you increase your productivity and decrease your stress levels.

It combines intelligent technology and beautiful design to empower you to create a simple daily workflow. Organise your day with To-Do’s smart Suggestions and complete the most important tasks or chores you need to get done, every day.

To-Do syncs between your phone and computer, so you can access your to-dos from school, the office, or the grocery store or even while you’re travelling around the world. You can quickly add, organise and schedule your to-dos while you’re on the go. With important to-dos that you really shouldn’t forget you can add reminders and due dates – we’ll remember them for you. And if you have to-dos that you need to tick off on a daily, weekly or yearly basis you can set up recurring due dates to remind you each and every time.

You can also use To-Do as a note-taking app, adding detailed notes to every to-do, from addresses, to details about that book you want to read, to the website for your favourite cafe. You can collect all your tasks and notes in one place to help you achieve more.

The Microsoft To-Do application showing the users To-Do list for the day
The Microsoft To-Do application task menu, allowing you to set a reminder
The Microsoft To-Do application menu displaying a users list including My Day, To-Do, Work, Groceries and Travel
Adepteq will help you with any of the Microsoft 365 applications, as well as plan for and deploy Microsoft 365 in your organisation, migrate your email and provide on-going support for Microsoft 365

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