Hard to believe that Microsoft Office 365 has been with us for five years, yet in that time it has become the most popular enterprise cloud service and its popularity continues to grow.
But what’s all the fuss about you’re thinking, it’s just the same Microsoft Office products that we have installed at work, but now they are dressed up as Cloud apps, right? Wrong.
Microsoft Office 365 is not the future; it is the now. And if you’ve not already made the switch, then we’ve picked a few compelling reasons why this flexible cloud offering will change your business and quite possibly your life for the better, quickly.
Whatever the size of your organisation, there is a plan designed to suit your needs.
For small businesses, there is Business Premium with Office, along with email and video conferencing. Larger concerns can call on Office 365 Enterprise, which comes with all the familiar Office apps, Skype, advanced analytics with Power BI Pro and Microsoft MyAnalytics and Advanced eDiscovery.
For true any device, anywhere, anytime access, these plans allow the installation of all the familiar apps like, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher and OneNote, on up to 5 PCs or Macs.
The real difference however comes with new tools designed to help you collaborate, communicate and connect more easily, including:
Exchange: business class email, calendar and contacts with a 50GB mailbox for every user, allowing attachments up to 150MB to be sent, which means less need to use file exchange sites.
SharePoint: a content hub that allows everyone you work with, inside and outside your business, to collaborate in real time and be more productive, creating and sharing content using familiar Microsoft Office tools.
Yammer: a social network for your business to improve employee engagement and communication, with users sharing knowledge and information in a safe, secure environment.
OneDrive: manage and share documents from anywhere, using familiar Office apps in real time, on any device, with automatic syncing ensuring the latest document is always used.
Skype for Business: connect to colleagues and contacts, with the security, compliance and control you need. See the online status of your contracts, schedule meetings and start conversations using Office apps.
Anything. Anywhere. All the time
Office 365 ensures your files are always accessible and always up to date. Whether you are working in the office, at home or out and about, you have access to all the information you need, whenever you need it.
Available on annual or monthly subscription, the comprehensive Office 365 platform will undoubtedly revolutionise the way you create, access, use and share information.
Switching to Office 365 starts with an assessment of your particular needs and knowing how many users you have. Then we’ll discuss how we achieve a pain-free migration of your business-critical information to the cloud.
Moving your organisation to Microsoft Office 365 will help increase productivity and efficiency, whilst helping you cut costs and spend more time on what matters most as you drive growth and success.