Earlier this year, I published the co-authored book, Getting Prepared: An Untrained Housewife Guide (affiliate link). My vision is to have a whole series of titles that delve more in-depth on some of the topics our readers have the most questions about that need more than a blog post to explain.
I am now coordinating four additional titles, coming in the next year, that align with the Untrained Housewife brand and vision of empowering through the journey in these overwhelming areas – the things we all want to do but feel overwhelmed by. Conquering Your Kitchen, Home Based Business Victory, and Centsible Family Finance are just a few of what I have in mind for the coming year!
But any time you coordinate a large-scale project with multiple people, it can get tricky fast. Especially when you are still doing the homeschooling, soccer-mom-of-five thing! Enter Microsoft Office 365 and their #GetItDone campaign. I was given the chance to test out the Microsoft Office 365 products and am very excited about what I’ve seen.
SkyDrive is a cloud system by Microsoft that allows me to not only store files and documents for access from any of my devices, but I can selectively share with others as well. And, unlike Google Drive, I can update files while offline (perfect for mobile use where data service isn’t available like – ahem – rural Oklahoma). Then when back online the files will synch automatically. Brilliant.
I can also share documents that need to be edited by others – like rough draft chapters my editor and graphic designers need to look at. OR I can share documents that need to be viewed and downloaded, but not edited, like author welcome, guidelines, and style sheets. I have complete flexibility, and complete control.
Work on the Go
I wasn’t surprised by the recent survey Harris Interactive did on behalf of Microsoft, that revealed more than half of all surveyed workers would be willing to negotiate rates or hours worked in order to have more choices on when and where they work. I’ve always preferred per-project pay over straight hourly pay for this very reason. Just tell me what needs to get done and then give me freedom to #GetItDone!
I can install Microsoft Office 365 on multiple devices – like my home desktop and my laptop. Up to five devices, actually! And then I can install the apps (free!) onto my phone and iPad. When I log in with my Microsoft account, I’m able to access AND EDIT my documents from my SkyDrive. Something I couldn’t do with Dropbox.
The way all the Microsoft products work together in one cohesive whole means I no longer have to piece together various apps and programs and accounts over here and log ins over there. Or edit on one app, send to someone in another, and open in another.
My notes, my access, my word processor, my cloud, and my sharing capabilities are all together. All accessible. And all able to be used or shared when needed. I can work on any of my projects on the go. I can monitor progress of those I’m coordinating things with from the soccer field. Or the ranch. Or the road.
I have big things in the works. And for that I need a system that simplifies things for me. Microsoft Office 365 is a good system to help me #GetItDone.
Microsoft wants to help you #GetItDone – whether you have work or family projects in mind. Their #GetItDone contest will allow you and a friend to win a fabulous trip to a really fun destination around the United States. Take your #GetItDone attitude to New York City, or Utah, or Austin and enjoy the sights and cultural entertainment. Send them a photo of how YOU #GetItDone and enter to win before November 21st!
How do you work from home or on the go? Do you agree with the survey results about working with more flexibility in exchange for extra hours or pay adjustments?
This post is a sponsored post written on behalf of One2One Network and all opinions, soccer-field forays and book publishing dreams are my own!