Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.
We all have such busy lives. Between work, school, extracurricular activities, and the day to day tasks we all must do it’s a wonder that we ever find time to sleep. Communication and organization are both challenges Angela and I face writing a multi-author blogs, and also keeping track of various freelance work. Earlier this year we started using Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium to help us stay on the same page, and prevent overlap.
Since Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium lets you download on up to 5 devices, we are both able to sign in to update our to-do lists and keep track of what still needs to be done each day. Uploading our files to SkyDrive means we can access them from anywhere. We keep 4 to-do lists in OneNote: daily tasks (these are tasks that we do every day), daily, weekly, and monthly lists. Even if one of us is traveling, we can easily stay up-to-date. OneNote is also great for keeping track of events in your personal life.
Some of the other Microsoft Office 365 features we use regularly include Microsoft Word for our documents and invoices, and Excel to keep track of our finances and monies owed to us. With the holiday season fast approaching, Excel spreadsheets have been very helpful in planning our Thanksgiving menu and keeping track of which Christmas gifts we have purchased and still need to get. There are just so many ways that we Get It Done each day with the help of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium.
I should also mention that you can use Office on your phone. Get stuff done on the go with Office on your Windows Phone, iPhone or Android phone. Access, view, edit, and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents by simply downloading Office Mobile on your phone and logging in with your Office 365 account. Isn’t that so handy?
Microsoft #GetItDone Contest
Considering how instrumental Microsoft Office 365 is in my day to day life, I am glad to help spread the word about the new Microsoft Get It Done Contest. Entering the contest is simple. Show Microsoft how you #GetItDone. You and a friend could win a trip to some of the most happening events anywhere. Get it done alongside the most accomplished athletes, filmmakers and musicians around—on a trip to NYC, a journey to Park City, Utah, or a musical voyage to Austin, Texas. Visit http://bit.ly/GetItDoneContest to share and enter to win:
• A February trip to NYC, America’s most get it done city—with enough cash to buy tickets to the big football showdown, or catch your favorite Broadway show.
• Slap on your skis and head to Utah this January, where you can get it done in between indie flicks in Park City.
• Fly to Austin in March, where you’ll enjoy a boot-scootin’ week of living history, live music and interactive in the heart of Texas.
Being able to work from anywhere, anytime is so important. The 9 to 5 has blurred and today people need modern technology to find balance. From the home to the office, and especially on the go, people all around the world are working differently than the past. In fact, a recent study conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Microsoft, revealed that more than half of office workers (53%) would be willing to work more hours—and one in five would be willing to take a pay cut—to have more flexibility in where and when they got work done.
Would you consider working more hours or taking a pay cut to have more flexibility?
Get It Done Day
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the need to get things done away from the office has never been greater or more desirable. To help people realize how—and what—they can get done no matter where they are, Microsoft recently declared November 7th Get It Done Day to start a movement for the unbound accomplishers—everyone from the enterprise Chief Technology Officer to household Chief Family Officers.
Microsoft wants to help you Get It Done and is offering a giveaway to our readers! One About a Mom reader will win a one-year subscription (US $99.99 value) of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium. Giveaway is open to U.S. readers, ages 18+, and ends on November 28, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.