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Which Apps Work With Microsoft 365?


Since being renamed Microsoft 365 last year, the classic office suite has gone through a transformation. Though in the past SMEs would pay a one-time licensing fee to access programs in the Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft 365 has a subscription model that provides continual access to a wide variety of different programs that can help your business increase efficiency.

This means that in addition to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, you  also have access to many new applications that can help your business optimise efficiency in new ways, and the suite integrates well with a wide range of third-party applications, too.

To help you understand the sheer variety of tools that are available with Microsoft 365, we’ve created a list of the most essential applications that you should use to improve your SME.

Microsoft Office Classics

Most businesses use MS Word and Excel on a daily basis. Microsoft 365 incorporates all the features of the latest version of MS Office with a range of powerful, cloud-based collaboration tools. The new version of Microsoft Word makes it easy for home-based teams to work on and edit documents. Similarly, Excel spreadsheets can be accessed by multiple employees, with changes saved dynamically in real time AND a log retained of historic versions of the file. This avoids the frustrating scenario in which shared files are overwritten or accidentally deleted, or where multiple versions are accidentally created (e.g. when multiple people are editing files on Dropbox).


OneDrive is a cloud storage system that allows you to quickly upload files and then share them with anyone you’d like. Not only is this a great way to keep track of your documents, but it also is great for fluid collaboration among team members and stakeholders.


One of the most difficult things about working from home is staying motivated. With Tasks, team members can set up reminders, milestones, and objectives that help structure the day. Colleagues working on shared projects can also log into Tasks to see what other team members are working on, helping projects stay on track and avoiding duplicated efforts.


Using Teams is the best way to stay in contact with your colleagues while working on collaborative projects. Not only does this video conference application support HD video, but you can also share your screen, documents and give presentations in real time, without having to leave Microsoft 365 to use a third-party application (e.g. Zoom).

Supercharge your SME with Microsoft 365

No matter which applications you use for your business, Microsoft 365 is the most streamlined way to keep your business organised. With cloud storage, fast video conferences and strong encryption methods, Microsoft 365 is the most effective way to bring your business to the next level.

If you are interested in purchasing Microsoft 365 for your SME, please don’t hesitate to reach out. At Fuse, we help companies understand how to use IT to their benefit through tailored consulting and support services. Call us today to find out more.

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Fuse is a Microsoft Partner, based in Northampton. We help organisations of all sizes to maximise IT efficiencies through the use of Microsoft cloud computing solutions.

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