Have you been CC’d before on emails that you really should not have been CC’d on the first place? The old way of handling these emails were to simply delete them as they come in. However, in larger email chains there may be 5, 10 email replies or more which quickly adds up in time and lost productivity. A fast and easier way to reduce those emails is to highlight the message in your Outlook inbox and click Ignore on the ribbon. Now if there are more replies to that email conversation, they’ll be automatically deleted before you even see them in your inbox.
Quick Note: You do need at least Office 2010/2013. If you don’t have it installed, we recommend Office 365 which gives you access to the latest Office version (Office 2013). Sign up for a free trial if you’re interested in trying this and other features out!
Office 365 E3 Trial (30 Days)
Office 365 has been out for over a year and Microsoft’s trend so far with Office 365 has been to continually lower the plan’s prices. With the upcoming Office 365 release on the horizon, Microsoft has given us a preview into the new version of Office 365. There’s a new plan called Office 365 Small Business Premium. This plan is different from the current Office 365 Small Business P1 plan in that it bundles the Office subscription with it versus a separate add on. The current price for the Office 365 P1 plan is $6 a month per user. To add an Office subscription, it’s an additional $12 a month per user. For the new Office 365 Small Business Premium plan it’s $149.99 per user per year, a 30% reduction in price. Here’s a breakdown of the plan:
Office Apps: Word Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Publisher, InfoPath (PC or Mac)
Exchange Online: 25GB mailbox
Online: 10GB storage with 500MB per user
Lync Online: HD Video Conferencing
Public Website: Includes custom domain and tools to assist in building the website
Pricing: $149.99 per user per year
Licensing: Per user (Ability to install Office 2013 on up to 5 devices)
You can try out the new Office 365 Small Business Premium preview today at http://office.com/preview. Microsoft has announced a service update to Office 365 starting in November with new Office 2013 features. This may be when the new Office 365 plans become available, but we won’t know for certain for another month. As always feel free to comment or ask questions below.