Tools To Help Your Success – Microsoft

One think I’ve learned over the years is that tools are evolving every day to facilitate our life. Want to hear about the better ones?

There are some basic tools that make our job easier, for example, if you are talking about software, to have a text processor or a spreadsheet facilitates to do better sales proposals, easier calculations on business cases, etc., with a good hardware you can work from home, be fast and accurate.

IT Hardware and Software are assets. You definitely want to have the better ones.

I will explain why I thing Microsoft provides the better hardware and software for work and some things you should know before you buy.

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Tools To Help Your Success – Microsoft

What is Microsoft Office 365? and some things you have to know before you buy it.

Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 (as it is usually named) is a subscription plan that provides you access to Office applications and some other productivity services enabled on the cloud. Those productivity services are Skype, Exchange Online (a hosted email service) and additional storage in the cloud from OneDrive.

The full Office application includes:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Power Point
  • OneNote (PC only, not Mac)
  • Outlook
  • Publisher (on PC only)
  • Access (on PC only)

The beautiful thing of Office 365 is that you can install a complete desktop version on your PC, a Mac, Android tables and phones and iOS devices like the iPhone and the iPAD and you can use it as one single account in five devices.

There is a major advantage for the service to be on the cloud, you never have to worry about for the latest version, Microsoft itself take care of all of the updates, security and stability of the platform.

Subscription Model

As I said online, you have to options: paid on a monthly basis or a yearly basis. One license is good for up to five devices.


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What do you need?

You need an Internet connection, but, Office 365 also works offline. Internet is also needed to access Office 365 cloud productivity services, including email, conferencing, IT management, and other services. Other plans include Desktop versions if your company needs them and if you have Business and Enterprise versions.


With SkyDrive you already have 7 GB, after you install Office 365 you’ll have 27 GB (that’s pretty impressive!).


With Home Premium subscription you get 60 free Skype minutes per month to call landlines in supported countries (that’s also pretty impressive!).

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I believe you should have one subscription, you’ll have lots of benefits, but if you are not still convinced, another three reasons for buying it are: if you work from more than one location (work, home, coffee shop); if you use different devices to access Office files (for example I use Mac, PC, iPhone and a Galaxy S4) and if your organization supports many users and you plan to keep them current on versions.

Here is a commercial video:

Microsoft Surface

But Microsoft, also have hardware to offer you. I have to say it is one of the best in the market. I tried a Surface before, and I’m impressed with their reliability. I’m expecting to put my hands on the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 but I already read some reviews on Internet and I couldn’t find a negative one, just pretty good opinions on the lucky ones who already tried it.

Some of the ones I read tells that in the Surface Pro 4, the biggest upgrade is in the new processors, the Intel’s Skylake.

These processors offer improved performance and battery life. Microsoft says the new Surface Pro 4’s new processor makes it 30 percent faster than the Surface Pro 3, and up to 50 percent faster than Apple’s MacBook Air.

The new display is 12.3 inches diagonally in size, and ups the screen resolution to 2,736 x 1,824p (267 pixels per inch). It’s thinner at 8.4mm and starts at just 1.69 pounds for the Core M version.

Microsoft’s optional keyboard cover has also been redesigned, offering more separation between the individual keys.

The new Surface Pro 4 also includes two cameras: a front-facing 5-megapixel camera with Windows Hello facial recognition, and an 8-megapixel rear camera. Ports include a SurfaceConnect cable for power and docking, a Mini DisplayPort, a headset jack, a full-size USB 3.0 port, and a microSD card reader.

There are also lots of hardware options you can try.


Take a look at this video about the Surface Pro 4

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Other stuff!

Microsoft has lots of other software and hardware to try… like this beautiful Band, you may want to preorder now also:



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These are just few Tools To Help Your Success – Microsoft ‘s courtesy. Take advantage of them and succeed.