Work Together While Apart

Today more of us are working together while apart. We create stuff, partner with colleagues, and collaborate with “competitors,” all from a fleet of couches and home offices with nary a conference room whiteboard or left-over half donut in sight (seriously, just take the whole donut).

One path to doing that involves sending drafts with names like “CityHallScandal_March_2020_draft3_Final_Finalb_jakesrevision_Aprilupdate2” and then trying to figure out who has the latest version.

The other path is that of the modern newsroom. On this path, we work together on one document — CityHallScandalMarch2020.” And it lives in a shared folder our team all has access to. When it’s time to write or edit, we jump on a video call and we have 2, 3, or more people edit that same file at the same time. This real-time creation and update process is how we can work together today.

At Microsoft, the way we tell our story is always evolving, too. For example, Office 365 is now Microsoft 365.

Word, Excel, Teams, OneDrive for Business, OneNote, and PowerPoint are just a few of the tools journalists use everyday to share their stories and keep the rest of us informed and empowered.

Now, they are part of the Microsoft 365 product family — a product line that takes the best lessons we learned from Office 365 and now includes additional Microsoft products and services.

This does not change the applications you use on a day-to-day basis. Word is still Word. OneNote is still OneNote. Teams is still Teams. And they are continually getting better and acquiring new features. With a Microsoft 365 subscription, you’ll always be up to date with the latest features.

You’re going to notice more discussion about these features from Microsoft, multiple places, including sizzle reels like this:

You’ll also see more live discussions like this one we recently hosted on LinkedIn Live with Ben Rudolph, Managing Director of Microsoft News Labs (@BenThePCGuy) and Brad Sams, Executive Editor of BWW Media Group. (@BdSams).



 And in a fun, new initiative where we talk about Office products in Haiku:

See my changes? 

What’s the latest version? 

Just one in Teams Files 

To see learn more about Microsoft 365, visit this site:

Explore more M365 Haiku here:

And come back each Friday for more.