Microsoft Office Online is a suite of applications that lets you create online versions of Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint slides. You can store the documents you create on Microsoft OneDrive, an online file storage service. Both tools are free and accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.
Technological skills are highly valued in today’s workplace, and many companies are now using cloud-based storage services, such as OneDrive, as a means for their employees to house and share work. Understanding how these services work can potentially improve your job prospects when searching for a new opportunity when you move or want to advance in your career. While not every company uses OneDrive and Office Online, it may be easier for you to learn how to use similar programs if you have some familiarity with how the technology works.
Cloud-based storage services make working remotely easier and may help you advocate for telework when you move with your service member. Those who are self-employed may find services like OneDrive and Office Online ideal for sharing work with clients. Using a service like OneDrive and Office Online also allows you to have access to your work regardless of the device you are using.
Take advantage of online training opportunities available to you at no cost. You can also consider looking into classes at a local community college or community center. For other ideas and suggestions, speak with a SECO career coach by calling Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or use the Live Chat feature on MySECO.