Updated: Jan 13

We haven't been blogging for a while, we've been busy and let's face it, so has everyone else. Watch out for new blogs over the holidays. Updates and extras covering all the favourites, online training, working from home tech tips and project tips using MeisterTask. Stay tuned! In the mean time wishing everyone a very Happy and Safe Christmas and New Year.

Updated: Jan 13

As of April 22 Microsoft changed the name of their Office 365 plans to Microsoft 365. So, what does this mean for everyone. In a nut shell, nothing. You still get all the great features as before. It is simply a name change only. Have Microsoft added anything extra to help the millions of users now working at home. Well, yes, they have . They are offering a free version of Teams for schools and personal plan subscribers. If you have a Business Plan, Teams is already included in the plan, so nothing new there. But, if you have a personal plan you now have access to a free version of Teams. This can be either downloaded or used in your web browser. You have the advantage of Microsoft's security and incorporating Teams with you existing plan(s). https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software?icid=mscom_marcom

View personal plans at https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/microsoft-365/compare-all-microsoft-365-products?activetab=tab%3aprimaryr1 and Business Plans at https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/microsoft-365/compare-all-microsoft-365-products?activetab=tab:primaryr2

Updated: Jan 13

Project or Task Management for teams or solo’s, Microsoft 365 has you covered along with third party addons.

Some of our suggestions that we have trialled, used and would recommend. In no particular order.

Microsoft 365 Planner – https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/microsoft-365/business/task-management-software Part of the Microsoft 365 family for users with a business subscription. Integrates via an add in app with Outlook desktop and web versions. Works with Group features in Outlook. Powerful, easy to use and has great group features. Easy for One and power for a team.

www.meistertask.com – Integrates easily and seamlessly with Outlook desktop or web version. A powerful product that can look after one user on their Free Plan right up to large teams with their Enterprise Plan. Use the code TTAOffice when signing up to paid plans and you will receive a generous 10% discount.

www.asana.com – Full and comprehensive tasks / project management system. Simple enough for the single user and powerful enough for full on large scale teams and projects. Straight forward integrate with Outlook.

www.todoist.com – Bright, colourful and fun task / project management system. Free version right up to Business version. One user or large team, they have you covered. Good and streamlined integration Outlook.

The Temporary Alternative

The Temporary Alternative is a boutique IT training company based in Melbourne,  Australia, specialising in online computer training. We offer a range of online training services designed to help your business and staff reach their full potential. Our services are fully customised and tailored to suit each business, so you can get exactly what you need.

Level 3, 2 Brandon Park Drive

 Wheelers Hill  Vic  3150

Phone:  1300047876

ABN:  18145346856
Monday to Friday

9.00am - 5.00pm

After hours training by prior arrangement