Sunday, July 10, 2016

MAC enters the OFFICE

Last June 28, I braved the Makati traffic to attend this exciting event that I know would benefit me as a mommy blogger.  I have been using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint as a TV writer, on my PC.  But this event will teach us, finally, how to use the Microsoft Office 365 -- for Mac!

Before going to the event, for curiosity's sake, I searched the internet, of course on my Mac :) for websites that would explain to me the difference, if there is any, between a PC user and a Mac enthusiast.  Are they different, really, in terms of personality.

So I guess... Mac users,  are undoubtedly, creative!  My peers from the TV-Events field, I know will very much agree  :)

Mr. Christian Lim, Office Marketing Business Group Lead for Microsoft Philippines, confirmed this too:   Mac users are notoriously a creative and time-efficient breed.”  With the usual work scenario of a Mac user playing out with them working at the office beating deadlines and punching through long hours, or at their home office working on personal accomplishments, Lim expresses his respect for their dynamic productivity practices. “With their dedication, it’s not hard to see why Mac users have also been named some of the most successful professionals and hardest workers in the office as well as in the business world,” Lim said. “But it’s high time they heard of an Office willing to work for them.”

Adding to the Mac user’s creativity and efficiency in accomplishing tasks, Office 365 propels their productivity, giving them the best of Mac partnered with the familiarity of Office.

First task of the day, our friends from Microsoft Philippines, installed FREE Microsoft Office 365 to the macbooks of the mommy bloggers present in the event.  It took just a couple of minutes to install.

After the installation, we eagerly listened to the Office 365 demo, on how it can be used effectively both by the busy moms and by the students, who are constantly in search of effective ways to do their reports and school projects.  

I have been using Microsoft Word for years.  I know about Powerpoint and Excel.  But this is the first time, admittedly, that I have heard about OneNote.  It is your very own DIGITAL notebook, where you can capture your ideas and to-do lists in one place wherever you are. 

Mommies, Imagine this....  you can make your monthly grocery list on OneNote. And you can share it with hubby.  If for example you miss out on one item... you can send the list to hubby for him to purchase it.  You simply share the grocery list with each other, with or without internet. This is very helpful if you are like me, who likes writing random ideas or things to do or buy, on napkins. Or leaving the kids at home messages written on scratch papers when I have work.  This time, I can just send my kids messages on their phones, tablets and computers using OneNote.

Or.... if you are organizing a grand family reunion.  And you want to match your schedule with other members of the family, both here and abroad,  OneNote can help you with that, because you can collaborate in real time with anyone anywhere with the app.  

For the students... they can have their own digital notebook, where they can just jot down all their brilliant ideas. But if their professors are fast talkers, they can just press audio record, and they won't miss anything from the lesson.  And, there's a new exciting addition to PowerPoint 2016, a new transition type MORPH, that can help you make smooth animations, transitions, and object movements across the slides in your presentation.  

Watch a morph demo here

Turning work hassles into hustles
Productivity to most is more deadlines met and more work accomplished, but with Microsoft in Mac, productivity only means one thing—more me time. The Office solutions found in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and a host of other software helpers hasten working time and breaks down the work load into even smaller, lighter tasks. Not to mention the ease of file sharing through OneDrive and new sharing options woven into all of the applications ensuring faster data transfer and better collaboration opportunities.

Only with the original
With the promise of an empowered system to do more, Office 365 for Mac also assures users the maintenance of the prestige and originality of their Mac devices through its software suite tailored only for the original Mac. The genuine workplace supplement fit for any busybody not only assures productivity but also champions security and safety better in a non-pirated system.

But wait, there's more.... if you buy the Microsoft Office 365 for home now... you will get one TB of OneDrive cloud storage;   you can install it on five gadgets  (laptop, tablet, phone);  so that means one TB on OneDrive cloud storage for each of the 5 gadgets; and.... the bundle comes with a FREE 60 minutes of Skype calls to mobiles and landlines, PER MONTH, for up to 5 users. That's a great deal!  

And availability won’t have to be an issue since the suite is available in any Power Mac store as well as online through the Microsoft website.  

For your Microsoft Office 365 queries --- just click the banner just below Mrs.Wise header / logo :) 

More exiting additions await the electric efficiency of any Mac device, to learn more about how Office 365 for Mac multiplies your productivity by dividing your work, just visit:


Being a mom like me just might be one of the most fulfilling jobs on the planet, but it’s no secret that it’s a lot of hard work. Whether you’re managing a successful career, maintaining a happy household, or pursuing a passion for writing, you need all the help you can get – and Microsoft hears us!  

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