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Office 365 Tip: Creating Sites

Office 365 Sites are a good way of creating social pages for your business and creating spaces where various departments can share, interact and store information that only they can access. So here is how to create one.

 

 

To create a Site, Log on to your Office 365 account and if you are an administrator, find the Admin Tab.

 

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Under Admin, Click on SharePoint and under site collection a new Ribbon will appear.

 

 

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Click on New then Private Site Collection as per picture below and a pop up Site Wizard window will appear, fill out all the spaces. You will need to give your site a unique name. I would consider naming by Department or Function of the site to make it easy to find.

 

 

 

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Add a person as a Administrator to help control what happens on the site and allow for a person to be responsible for adding documents, other employees….etc to the site.

 

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Once you have created your Site, it will look something similar to this:

 

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Sites can be very useful especially if certain individuals are constantly moving or traveling, or want to access certain documents and contact other individuals without the need to access files remotely. Like much of Office 365, Sites can also be accessed via a tablet, smart phone or ay hand held device with Internet connectivity.

 

 

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Introducing Sway!

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In August 2015, Microsoft released a brand new software called, Sway – an online package to create and share your amazing stories, presentations and more!

 

It is a part of the Microsoft Office Online package; similar to Excel, PowerPoint, and Word Online. Sway can be used to create presentation style websites which are great for for telling stories or documenting an event. So how about having a go and documenting your fantastic Christmas and making it a one that no one will forget.

 

In a nutshell, Sway is an updated version of PowerPoint that is more user friendly. At a glance its easy to follow and if you wish to import media into your project then you don’t even need to leave the app.

 

Sway is currently available on Windows 10 and IOS, However it must be a downloaded app. alternatively it can be accessed through Office Online.

 

With Christmas just around the corner most families like to document the celebrations by videoing the special occasion, but using Sway takes it to another level. You can upload videos, pictures, and add text to a family friendly user face and share it directly to social media like Facebook and Twitter.

 

So check it out, and show us your results!