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This course is an introduction to Microsoft® Office 365® with Skype® for Business in a cloud-based environment. It can be used as an orientation to the full suite of Office 365 cloud-based tools, or the Skype for Business lessons can be presented separately in a seminar-length presentation with the remaining material available for later student reference.

Using the Office 365 suite of productivity apps, users can easily communicate and collaborate together through Microsoft® Outlook® mail and Skype for Business instant messaging and online meetings. Additionally, the Microsoft® SharePoint® team site provides a central storage location for accessing and modifying shared documents. This course introduces working with shared documents in the familiar Office 365 online apps—Word, PowerPoint, and Excel – as an alternative to installing the Microsoft® Office desktop applications. This course also introduces several productivity apps—Teams, Yammer, Planner, and Delve – that can be used in combination by teams for communication and collaboration.


To ensure your success, you will need to be familiar with the Windows operating system and a web browser. You also need competence in using the locally installed version of Microsoft® Outlook for email and calendaring, and should be familiar with at least one of the primary applications in the Microsoft Office suite (Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® PowerPoint®, and Microsoft® Excel®).

To meet these prerequisites, you can take any one or more of the following Logical Operations courses:

• Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
• Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2016: Part 1

And any one or more of the following:

• Microsoft® Office Word 2016: Part 1
• Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1
• Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2016: Part 1

See download link above for hardware and software requirements.

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Office 365

Topic A: Sign In to Office 365
Topic B: Navigate the Office 365 Environment

Lesson 2: Collaborating with Shared Files

Topic A: Work with Shared Documents in SharePoint
Topic B: Edit Documents in Office Online
Topic C: Collaborate on the SharePoint Site
Topic D: Work with OneDrive for Business and Delve

Lesson 3: Using Productivity Apps

Topic A: Work with Productivity Apps in Combination
Topic B: Broadcast Messages with Yammer
Topic C: Collaborate with the Teams App
Topic D: Manage Tasks with the Planner App

Lesson 4: Using Outlook on the Web

Topic A: Send and Receive Email
Topic B: Manage Contacts
Topic C: Schedule Appointments
Topic D: Personalize Outlook on the Web

Lesson 5: Communicating with Skype for Business

Topic A: Overview of Skype for Business
Topic B: Use Instant Messaging
Topic C: Make Voice and Video Calls

Lesson 6: Using Skype for Business Meetings

Topic A: Initiate Meetings
Topic B: Use Meeting Controls and Options
Topic C: Customize Skype for Business

Appendix A: Interacting with Mobile Devices

In this course, you will build upon your knowledge of the Microsoft Office desktop application suite to work productively in the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 environment.

You will:

• Sign in, navigate, and identify components of the Office 365 environment.
• Create, edit, and share documents with team members using Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online, and Microsoft SharePoint.
• Collaborate and work with colleagues using the Team, Planner, and Yammer apps.
• Use email and manage contacts with Outlook on the web.
• Use instant messaging with Skype for Business.
• Conduct online meetings with Skype for Business.

This course is intended for business users and knowledge workers in a variety of roles and fields who have competence in a desktop-based installation of the Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, or 2016 edition of the Microsoft Office productivity suite, and who are now extending Microsoft Office to a collaborative cloud-based Office 365 environment.

For more information please contact us:

Enquiries in Johannesburg and Cape Town : pauli@velisaafrica.co.za

International Enquiries : hema.chugh@globalknowledge.ae

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