This week witnessed the launch of 365 Accelerate, an interactive online training program for Office 365 users. It allows businesses of any size to engage in step-by-step courses to alleviate the frustration of reading the manual.
Office 365 is a part of a new wave of “cloud” integrated business, with Office 365 beating out Google Apps as the most popular productivity suite. Studies have shown that more than 90% of early Office 365 adopters are small to medium businesses (SMBs). This trend is at an ever growing pace, with more SMBs and entrepreneurs switching to Office 365.
The increasing popularity in Office 365 sparks the need for an effective training solution for those struggling to use it at full capacity. For relatively new users, it can be challenging to instantly understand and operate each function.
The first course in 365 Accelerate is an Introduction to Office 365 – the quickest and easiest way to get up to speed on Office 365. The online interactive program is one-of-a-kind and will later include further Office 365-centric courses.
The engaging learning experience uses interactive components to simulate actual Office 365 processes. Users learn how to use the basics such as Office Online, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business and SharePoint.
“Our research shows that our customers were utilising 5 to 10 percent of Office 365’s features, far below its utmost potential. With employees utilising Office 365 at different levels, 365 Accelerate brings everyone up to speed quickly” said Gavin Keane, Managing Director of Simple iD and co-founder of 365 Accelerate.
A focus on effective learning has been highlighted in the Introduction to Office 365 course, including knowledge checkpoints at the end of each tutorial and a course that explores how to use Office 365 in common business situations.
“We want users to get the most out of their Office 365 experience. Once the courses have been completed, each user receives a personalised certificate of completion and will be equipped to maximise the use Office 365 in any business situation” Keane declares.
The program continuously evolves as Office 365 develops, ensuring that all users can depend on 365 Accelerate now and in the future, to help achieve the best results for their company. To sign up and start the 365 Accelerate journey head to www.365accelerate.com.
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