Microsoft’s Satya Nadella: Keytips for better productivity using Office 365 and Windows 10

Speaking at the Future Decoded conference at London’s ExCeL, Satya Nadella demoed a whole range of Windows 10 updates and Office 365 products and gave the audience a window into his working life. Here’s key takeaways:

  • He likes One Note a lot. Nadella stated that One Note in Office 365 had a hugely significant impact on his work life. He used it extensively to prep for meetings during his busy days and speaking engagements around the globe.
  • Second big surprise was his preferred device, an Apple iPhone with Microsoft office on it although we did also use a Microsoft surface tablet.
  • He also uses Delve for office which is great tool to allow small teams to work together and communicate in real time especially when linked with SharePoint systems.
  • Delve also allows Nadella to get a real-time picture of what is happening within Microsoft. The Delve analytics don’t just tell you who you have collaborated with on current projects but also who you are neglecting. This provides greater transparency and helps breakdown silos within companies or teams.
  • The analytics in Delve also provide interesting ways to set and monitor activity targets. With this you can see how your team’s time and attention is being allocated.  We learned that Nadelle has a 40 hour week of which 16 hours in meetings (20 target) and 9.6 on email (9 target).
  • Nadella also has a passion for natural language and uses Power BI Analytics to ask teasing questions about social media activities such as “show me Tweets from Microsoft in the UK over the last hour”.

Satya Nadella should be a familiar name to those who are interested in the business world. After all, he is the current CEO of Microsoft, which has become one of the most powerful corporations in existence through its commanding position when it comes to operating systems and business applications. Nadella had a long and successful career in his chosen field of expertise before he managed to reach the top at Microsoft by succeeding Steve Ballmer in Feb 2014.

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