During the last few years, many organisations have transitioned to Office 365. The reason for this transition is that organisations are keen to enable collaboration and working remotely. Microsoft Office 365 is the cloud-based version of Office 365, enabling people to work remotely and access their shared files in any location via the cloud.

What is Office 365?

Microsoft has launched Office 365 as the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office. This means that the programmes are accessed via the internet, and a physical installation on your computer is not required. All major software is trying to transition to the cloud, and you could encounter these cloud-based systems with other systems. This software includes many popular applications you would have used for years, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. and much newer apps, such as SharePoint.

With the launch of this software, Microsoft has made its applications more flexible and easier than before, especially concerning document processing, managing and sharing. It is the easiest to use among Microsoft’s packages. The software is the online version of Microsoft Office and enables remote working. Therefore, it has been widely adopted following COVID. Anyone looking for a job in an office environment will likely need to adapt to Office 365.

Software included in Office 365

This package contains many programs and applications that you can use, and we will briefly learn about these programs that you can use:


It is a program that allows you to create, edit and print text documents and make many options on your files. It is considered one of the most common programs on desktop computers in many companies and even at home.


It is a spreadsheet program that contains rows and columns, and you can store numbers and texts inside its cells and then do many mathematical equations that you can benefit from in your work.


PowerPoint enables you to create visual presentations on slides. This is an easy way to create engaging visuals and is relatively easy to learn.


Access is a database system. It is the base for many systems. Microsoft Access is very popular with many organizations.


The web-based version of Microsoft Outlook enables you to manage emails and diaries remotely.

To train to be effective using Office 365, you only need to learn how to adapt to the differences in the Office 365 apps to the version you would have been using for years. You need not learn Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access or Outlook again. We have an Office 365 Diploma that is CPD Accredited and developed to cover the key items by Microsoft Platinum Partners.

Many new products enable you to work remotely. Furthermore, the below app designs aid communication, collaboration and working together.

  • SharePoint
  • Teams
  • OneNote
  • Publisher
  • Microsoft OneDrive

These apps are new, and you may need to learn how to use them if you are new to them. This will be covered in the Diploma.