#Microsoft365 – Grow your business online with Microsoft Listings. Launched on the 10th of July together with Connections and Invoicing, these apps will form part of the business apps in your Office 365 Business center,

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.

Microsoft Listings will be available to Office 365 Business Premium Subscriptions under the new Business Center Dashboard. It has been released for iPhone and Android. I don’t see Business Centre in my Office 365 yet – or the App on iPhone. Connections, Listings, Invoicing and the Business Center is being rolled out in preview to subscribers in US, UK and Canada at the moment (from July 2017). Hoping I’ll have it soon 🙂

So what is a business listing?

This is pretty much a business directory with the description of your business, services, contact details, logos, pictures, business hours etc. In SA we know that as the Yellow Pages.

With Microsoft Listings, you can grow your business online by making it easier for people to find you, learn about your business, read your reviews, and more. You do this by publishing your business listing to Bing, Facebook, Google and Yelp.

After seeing that Microsoft Listings will help us publish our listings to Bing, Facebook, Google and Yelp – I did some research. I found this great article featuring 7 Business Listing Sites and the above 4 form part of the 7. Pretty cool right? We must be on the right track then as Microsoft Listings will bring all of that together.

Resource:  The 7 business listing sites you should claim and update right now

  • Bing:  ”Places for Business is a Bing portal that enables business owners to add a listing for their business on Bing.”
  • Facebook:  “can help you reach all the people who matter most to your business.”
  • Google:  “connects you directly with customers, whether they’re looking for you on Search, Maps or Google+.”
  • Yelp:  “Millions of people visit Yelp every month to find great local businesses. Help them find your business — free!”

Microsoft Listings:

Now you’ll have one place where your business detail is updated (original Office 365 subscription details) and you can publish it to the above business listings. You can update your details from the Microsoft Listings Dashboard and monitor your online presence there as well.


And there’s another app I can’t wait to use…. 🙂

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Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

Feel free to #AskBraam if you have questions or would like me to write about a specific topic. I’ve created a Flow to monitor Twitter for the #AskBraam hashtag and will try my best to incorporate any questions into the blogs, or answer them directly on Twitter. This is a “Learning through Sharing” approach to teach my pet sheep about Microsoft – read more on this here.

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