Despite the incredible amount of innovation that's happening in the world of tech — especially around cloud-centric business productivity solutions — there's still one suite of products that’s a mainstay in any environment: Microsoft Office. (Yes, even more so than Google’s suite of tools.) Whether you work in a startup, a small family business, or a larger enterprise, there are four main reasons you should not only know how to work with Microsoft Office apps, but leverage them with proficiency.
While the Office Suite has products specifically focused on communicating your ideas effectively and powerfully (Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook come to mind), it's also so widely used that even across teams, Microsoft Office can be a shared tool that acts as a common "language" of sorts. Even if the expertise of team members differs, Microsoft Office makes it possible to communicate using the same apps.
Whether you're automating tasks in Excel, creating an easily accessible content library in SharePoint, or optimizing Outlook to send emails more effectively, Microsoft Office can powerfully augment your productivity when efficiently used.
This software suite is intuitive enough for beginners to pick up skills with ease — and for those willing to dig a little deeper, it can be a quick process to pick up more advanced skills to take your workflows to another level.
If you're still not entirely comfortable using the Microsoft Office Suite, now’s a great time to learn. This Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle includes seven different courses focused on essential Office apps, including Excel, Word, Outlook, PivotTable, SharePoint, and PowerPoint. Usually, the bundle costs $349, but you can get it now for just $39.
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