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  • Writer's pictureSara Millis

16 ways to integrate Microsoft 365 functionality and improve your business intranet

Updated: Jul 13, 2023

Are you considering Microsoft 365 for your cloud-based intranet? Do you still need to decide whether it's the right choice for your business?

If you are struggling with this, worry no more because we will take you through 16 useful Microsoft integrations that will help boost your intranet’s productivity!

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16 useful Microsoft 365 intranet integrations

Here is our list of elements from the 365 suite that we recommend you include in using Microsoft for your business intranet.

  1. Document libraries - You can integrate SharePoint document libraries into your intranet, allowing users to access and collaborate on files from within the intranet interface.

  2. Team calendars - You can embed Microsoft 365 calendars into your intranet, allowing users to view and schedule meetings and events. Want to know more about Teams? Check out our complete guide and set-up checklist.

  3. Task lists - You can integrate Microsoft To Do or Planner task lists into your intranet, allowing users to create and manage tasks.

  4. Yammer feed - You can embed a Yammer feed into your intranet, allowing users to participate in company-wide conversations and keep up to date with news and updates.

  5. Forms - You can also embed Microsoft Forms, allowing users to complete surveys, polls, and quizzes without leaving the intranet.

  6. Power BI reports - Power BI report embeds allow users to view and analyse data visually, which is excellent for top-level analysis and planning meetings.

  7. OneNote notebooks - You can integrate OneNote notebooks into your intranet, allowing users to collaborate on notes, ideas, and project details.

  8. Power Apps - You can embed Power Apps, allowing users to access custom applications and workflows within the intranet.

  9. Stream videos - You can embed Stream videos, allowing users to view and share videos without leaving the intranet.

  10. Excel spreadsheets - You can integrate Excel spreadsheets into your intranet, allowing users to view and edit data efficiently.

  11. Power Automate flows - You can integrate Power Automate flows, allowing users to automate tasks and workflows.

  12. Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams - You can integrate Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams into your intranet, allowing users to make and receive calls and participate in meetings.

  13. SharePoint pages - You can create SharePoint pages and embed them into your intranet, allowing users to access company news, announcements, and updates.

  14. Delve - You can integrate Delve, allowing users to discover and share relevant content and information.

  15. Outlook email - You can integrate Outlook email, allowing users to access and send emails without leaving the intranet.

  16. SharePoint lists - You can integrate SharePoint lists, allowing users to create and manage lists, such as inventory, issue tracking, and team tasks.

Is Microsoft the best choice for your cloud-based intranet?

Whether or not Microsoft is the best choice for your business intranet depends on your needs and requirements. Microsoft 365 offers many tools and features that can be integrated into an intranet, including SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, and more. These tools can facilitate collaboration, communication, and information sharing within your organisation.

However, there are other factors to consider when choosing a platform for your intranet. For example, the size of your organisation, budget, and the technical expertise required to set up and manage the intranet may all influence your decision.

You should consider evaluating different options and platforms, such as intranet software, cloud-based platforms, or open-source solutions, to establish the best fit for your organisation's needs and goals.

It is also essential to remember that implementing an intranet requires careful planning, customisation, and ongoing maintenance to meet your organisation's specific needs and goals. Working with a trusted vendor or a team of experienced professionals (Hello!) can help ensure your intranet is implemented successfully and provides the best possible value for your organisation.

Need some help setting up and maintaining your business intranet? Contact Eric here at IT Soho today!


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