How to get more out of Microsoft Office 365's Teams, MileIQ, and Listings

April 18, 2018 Chad Sapieha
@chad-sapieha
Technology - Apr. 18, 2018

How to get more out of Microsoft Office 365's Teams, MileIQ, and Listings

Learn how to customize your Teams workspace and more

Microsoft's Office 365 productivity suite has everything you need to get work done in the office and on the move. But its apps are evolving and growing so quickly that it's easy to either forget about or overlook some of the suite's most useful features. Here’s a look at three of its apps – Microsoft Teams, MileIQ and Microsoft Listings – and some of their helpful capabilities.

Microsoft Teams

If you're an existing Office 365 subscriber, chances are you already use Microsoft Teams to enable team communication via chat sessions, phone calls and meetings. It's one of Office 365's most useful tools, and it gets even more valuable the more you customize it. For example, you can develop channels geared for topics of special interest within a Teams workspace. You can also easily integrate other popular work apps and cloud services – such as Asana, Trello or Zendesk – so that all of your team's tools are accessible from a single hub. And by pinning key files and websites to your workspace, you can also ensure everyone can see and access what they need when they need it.

You can also ensure everyone can see and access what they need when they need it.

MileIQ

This popular feature – available with Office 365 Premium and Microsoft 365 Business subscriptions – does exactly what you'd expect of a mile-tracking app: it automatically tracks and calculates mileage travelled for work and helps simplify your business-travel expenses. But its real value – in saving both time and money – rests in its details. For example, did you know you can program it to automatically track travel during specific working hours? Or that you can review all of your trips and classify them in seconds simply by swiping left for “personal” and right for “business”? You can even generate reports at the level of individual trips. It's a must for any company that needs easy, accurate tracking of car and travel expenses.

It's a must for any company that needs easy, accurate tracking of car and travel expenses.

Microsoft Listings

This new app, which comes with a subscription to Office 365 Premium, is designed to help businesses get noticed by potential customers by maintaining proper and accurate listings on key social networks, search engines and service sites, including Facebook, Google, Yelp and Bing. From a single, simple dashboard you can adjust key details, including hours, addresses and phone numbers. But if you dig a little deeper you'll find additional benefits, including monitoring user feedback on each listed service. You can keep tabs on customer reviews, ratings and comments – and respond when necessary – all in one place rather than constantly scrambling between sites. It makes the necessary tasks of monitoring and managing your business's online presence a lot easier.

It makes the necessary tasks of monitoring and managing your business's online presence a lot easier.

Click here to learn more about other Office 365 apps, including Sway, Microsoft Invoicing and Outlook Customer Manager.


About the Author

Chad Sapieha has been writing about technology since 1998, and his work has appeared in publications throughout North America, including The Globe and Mail, the National Post, and CBC News.

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