Cloud Connect October 2017

Tips & Tricks:

We often find ourselves taking pictures of things that exist outside the digital realm. Whiteboards, sticky notes we don’t want to carry around – even pictures of pictures! We all know that sometimes this doesn’t work out, sometimes that picture of a whiteboard leaves you sending emails asking coworkers for notes.

Introducing Office Lens. Office Lens is in camera built into OneNote for iPad or iPhone that lets you take pictures of whiteboards or printed documents, then enhances your photo by cropping, sharpening, and straightening it, so it looks almost like a scanned image.

Your picture is added to your note so you can retrieve it later. It’s available for Android as well as a standalone app!

A question of the Month:

It’s 2017, why do I still have to email IOTAP and ask for more licenses. Isn’t there a way I can manage it myself?

Now you can manage your subscriptions directly through our online store. Simply log in and adjust license counts and even add new services. Visit the online store, select your region and register yourself:

Then we’ll link your store account to your Office subscription and you’ll be able-self manage your services! If you are already using the store, we would appreciate your feedback here. It’ll take 30 seconds or less and your feedback will help us improve the store for your future use.

On the Horizon:

Many of our customers see the benefits of Dynamics 365, but don’t want to commit to the investment of a full-blown CRM system implementation.

We’ve covered Outlook Customer Manager in previous newsletters, for those that don’t know Outlook Customer Manager is a lightweight CRM that’s provided at no cost in Microsoft Outlook.

If you have an Office 365 Business Premium licenses you can get the Outlook customer Manager for free. If you are interested in an easy to use CRM built right into outlook upgrade to the Business Premium plan to receive the Outlook customer Manager.

Business Premium customers also get Office Bookings -it’s a new app that shows up in your Office Apps and allows you to schedule meetings with customers for your services.

Bookings give you a quick and easy alternative to scheduling appointments over the phone. A customizable public webpage lets your customers find available times and book appointments 24/7.

You get a private calendar for managing your schedule and automatic confirmations and reminders that save time.

Bookings are presently rolling out for Business Premium Office 365 subscribers who are in the First Release program and all Business Premium subscribers in the coming months.