Files feature release
August 20, 2019

Access Your Office 365 Files From Within Project Central

By Brian McHale

Have you ever managed a team where the members are trying to collaborate using different tools, or different versions of the same tool?

It’s a nightmare!

It causes friction and makes it very difficult to get anything done.

At Project Central, we’ve figured out a way to overcome this. A way to simplify document management for you and your project team.

Since we’re integrated with your Office 365 work account, you can simply connect your document libraries to your projects. This means you and your team can access all project files from inside Project Central.

And once everyone is singing off the same hymn sheet, you have full visibility over the whole project. Team collaboration made easy.

Files announcement

How does it work?

If you use Office 365, you’re likely familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint etc. All play an important role in the research, planning and documenting stages of a project.

When you open any of these file types and work on them, all changes are automatically saved in Office 365.

Since you’re already using these tools to manage project activities, it makes sense to have them directly linked to the project itself. So now if you need to collaborate on a current task with a team member, the file can be easily located inside Project Central.

 

What are the Benefits of linking your Office 365 files to Project Central?

When you link Project Central to Office 365 you create a smoother, more efficient working environment for you and your team. Some of the main benefits include:

  • Microsoft security: All files are saved to the existing Office 365 file libraries in your organization. So they are fully secure and protected by your IT department and Microsoft.
  • Single source of truth: Since Project Central integrates directly with your organization’s Office 365 account, all files are saved in the one location. This reduces the risk of duplication, errors or team members working on an older version of the file.
  • Transparent team collaboration: Team members can access all files relating to a project centrally, making it easier to work together and collaborate on the project.

If you’re already subscribed to Project Central, we’d love to hear your feedback. Email me at bmchale@projectcentral.com and let me know what you think of our new Office 365 Files integration.

If you’re not a Project Central user, sign up for a free trial below and discover the benefits of integrated Office 365 project management.

Get started with simple project management for teams using Office 365.

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