Send text messages with Office 365 and Outlook Web App (Video)

Earlier this year, the CTIA released a report stating that in 2011, 2.3 trillion text messages were sent in the United States alone. While many people might classify texting as a personal activity not tied to work, it’s also useful for business communications.

Outlook Web App, part of Office 365, provides all-in-one messaging with email, voicemail, and text messages. Being able to manage these different types of communication from a single inbox provides more flexibility to work the way you want to, and that you’ll have access to all of your important communication from wherever you are.

In the video below, Microsoft MVP Brett Hill explains how to use Outlook Web App for text messaging. This post originally appeared on the Office 365 Grid blog where Brett stated: “I discovered this feature while looking for a way to have Office 365 send a text message instead of an email alert. Very easy to setup and not a feature you hear much about, but very useful when you want to be alerted about an event that needs your immediate attention.”

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