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7 Office 365 and Google Apps How-to Articles You Don't Want to Miss


January 8, 2016

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The new year is underway, but let’s not forget about what took place over the course of 2015. Last year was a banner year for cloud office systems.

We saw the shift to cloud IT kick into gear and illustrated the changing role of IT through our Trends in Cloud IT series. Of the 1,500 IT professionals surveyed, we found that by 2022, 62% of organizations will run 100% of their IT in the cloud. The survey results also revealed that large enterprise organizations expect the number of cloud application to nearly triple by 2017.

Two catalysts for the shift to the cloud, Google Apps and Office 365, are young products, meaning only a small percentage of the working world is leveraging them to their full capacity–we want to change that.

Below we’ve pulled together a short list of our greatest hits.

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Office 365

1. How to Recall Messages in Outlook

Second chances exist in Outlook. We’ve all sent an email by accident that wasn’t quite ready to be read by the recipient. Outlook offers an option to recall a message and to notify your recipient to ignore your previously sent email. Everyone makes mistakes, and Outlook understands the need to correct them.

2. 10 Tips and Tricks That Will Make You a OneNote Ninja

OneNote is a jack-of-many-trades application that empowers users to work collaboratively and helps streamline personal productivity. This list of 10 videos includes our top productivity tips in OneNote. Whether you’re a busy parent making a shopping list, a software developer providing notes to a project manager, or a sixth-grade teacher assigning a collaborative class project, OneNote can make your life easier – and who doesn’t want that?

3. What’s the Difference Between OneDrive and SharePoint?

Let’s be real – OneDrive and SharePoint are easy to confuse. We’re here to clarify the similarities and differences with a comparison table and a breakdown of the basics.

4. Modify End Users’ Calendar Settings in Office 365

If you’re an Office 365 administrator, you can reduce the risk of users sharing sensitive data by configuring their calendars to show only free/busy times, not the details of their schedules like the subject, location, and so on.

Check out all 10 of the BetterCloud Monitor’s top Office 365 tips of 2015.

Google Apps

1. 10 Chrome Extensions that Will Make Your Life Easier

The Chrome browser is a blank canvas and Chrome Extensions are the paint that create a work of art. However, there are tens of thousands of Chrome Extensions to choose from, making it hard to find the essentials you need to improve your web browsing experience. This list includes our 10 favorite Chrome Extensions and the real life problems they solve, from security to grammar correction.

2. 12 Free Add-Ons That Take Docs and Sheets to the Next Level

Whether you’re sending a fax from a Google Doc or creating personalized mass emails from Google Sheets, the sky’s the limit when you’re using the right add-ons. This list of our 12 favorite add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets will leave you wondering how you ever got your work done without them. And the best part is, they’re free!

3. How to Transfer Ownership of Google Drive Files

There are plenty of reasons why people may want to transfer ownership of Google Drive files. If you are the file owner, you can pass along responsibility of a project to someone else in your organization. If you’re a Google Apps Admin, you need a process in place for when employees leave the company.