I participated in the Microsoft Office 365 campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.
Have you ever entered the grocery store and realized you forgot your shopping list? Or have your friend call asking if you were coming to the birthday party you completely forgot about because you wrote it on your home calendar and not the one on your phone? (True story, so embarrassing!) Or get to the office and forget to grab that last minute report you stayed up late to have ready?
Microsoft Office 365 is helping forgetful moms like me “Get It Done” and stay organized. They realize that we lead busy intricate lives and having flexibility in where and when we get work done is at the top of our list.
Did you know that in a recent online study by Harris Interactive on behalf of Microsoft found that more than half of office workers would be willing to work more hours? And one in five would even be willing to take a pay cut to have more flexibility in where and when they got work done.
I think it’s so important to be able to work from anywhere, anytime because you can spend more time with your family instead of stuck at your desk. Wouldn’t it be nice to put the final touches on your presentation for tomorrow while waiting for Susie at dance class instead of cutting your time at the dinner table short in order to get it done in time for bed?
Microsoft Office 365 sent me a once year subscription of the new Office 365 Home Premium and an amazing #GetItDone kit! Inside is a lovely laptop bag, a WiFi Hotspot, and a headset for Skype calls.
Running a household is not a small task and Microsoft Office 365 helps me juggle all of my hats successfully. The most amazing benefit is being able to save all of my documents in the cloud on SkyDrive so that no matter where I am, I can access them. With one Microsoft Office 365 subscription I can download it on up to five PC’s or Macs and phones (iPhone or Android). It’s easy to stay connected at home, work, or on the go! Quickly view, edit, and share your Microsoft Office files in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint right there on your phone. I’m so excited about that feature.
You can also share your documents with other users. Say you and a pal are having a party. You can share with her your RSVP list and she can share with you her appetizer list. That will probably save you 5 phone calls and 3 (fun, but time consuming) coffee dates right there! If you have a busy schedule and need hubby to remember to pick up junior from soccer practice and not to double book Saturday birthday parties, you can easily keep a family calendar in Microsoft Outlook for you both to access and update.
They’ve also included a handy program that has become my right hand man called OneNote. I don’t know about you, but I’m a list person. If it’s not written down then I’ll forget about it. I LOVE this program! I’ve made lists for everything: Christmas shopping, groceries, Target (duh!), weekly To Do, weekly menu planning, RSVP for party, tracking my workouts, prayer list, and my personal favorite- my daily theme list for my 365 photography project. You can make category tabs and then add lists under those categories. For instance, my shopping tab has groceries, Target and other incidentals, and Christmas. I’ve added check mark boxes because I love the satisfaction of checking things off my lists. WOO! My weekly menu list even has recipes copied from web pages pated right inside just as it appears on the website.
I am technically a stay at home mom but there are a few other hats I wear as well. I’m a part time photographer and there are a lot of details involved that a combination of Outlook, Excel, Word, and OneNote help me manage. I also am a small group leader at church and Excel and OneNote keep me organized with contact info and prayer requests. Now that the holidays are upon us I’m using it also to keep track of the parties we are hosting and being invited to and the gifts I need to buy, make or ship. Honestly, it feels like I have no excuses now and accessing everything on my phone in a few quick taps is SUCH a timesaver and seems to alleviate those restless late night moments when I’m frantically trying to remember everything.
I feel that Microsoft Office 356 Home Premium is a wonderful value. A one year subscription keeps you up to date with the latest Microsoft Office applications, one license for the entire household to use on up to five devices and Office on Demand from any Internet-connected PC. Included also is an additional 20GB of SkyDrive cloud storage and 60 free Skype world calling minutes per month. You’ll receive all future upgrades and can automatically save to SkyDrive so your documents are always available from virtually anywhere.
So long sticky notes…it’s been great.
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