Why Microsoft 365 Business Means Business

It can be challenging to connect – especially with your customers, suppliers and other key stakeholders – if you don’t have the right tools.

In this blog post we introduce you to Microsoft 365 Business, which makes connecting easy with email, chat, and online meetings. This way you always use the right tool for the most efficient way of communicating. We also outline the key difference between Microsoft 365 and Office 365.

(You can bypass this blog post and really get in-depth with this topic by attending a 30-minute webinar on Microsoft 365 this Tuesday 18th February at 2.00pm. Register here.)

 

MICROSOFT 365 FEATURES

Desktop, Web and mobile versions of Office applications

- Use web versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote

- Have always up-to-date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote for iOS, Android® devices on up to 5 phones and 5 tablets

- Collaborate using real-time co-authoring so multiple users can work in the same document, simultaneously

- Get fully installed and always up-to-date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote for Windows or Mac (plus Access and Publisher for PC only)

- Install the Office apps on up to 5 PCs or Macs per user

Email and calendaring

- Host email with a 50 GB mailbox

- Use your own custom domain name (yourname@yourcompany.com)

- Get business-class email on phones, tablets, desktops, and the web with Exchange

- Manage your calendar, share available meeting times, schedule meetings, and get reminders

- Easily schedule meetings and respond to invitations using shared calendars

- Set up new user emails, restore deleted accounts, create custom scripts, and more from anywhere

File storage and sharing

- Store and share files with 1TB of OneDrive storage

- Work on a file and save it directly to OneDrive or SharePoint; your changes are updated across your synched devices

- Share files with external contacts by providing access or guest links

- Securely share documents and send emails so only those with the right permissions can access the information

- Access and sync files on PC or Mac and mobile devices

Teamwork and communication

- Host online meetings and video calls for up to 250 users with Microsoft Teams

- Chat with your team from your desktop or on the go with Microsoft Teams

- Bring together all your team’s chats, meetings, files, and apps so you can easily connect and collaborate from one place with Microsoft Teams

- Create team sites to share information, content, and files throughout your intranet using SharePoint

Security and compliance

- Protect your email against spam, malware, and known threats with Exchange Online Protection

- Meet key international, regional, and industry-specific standards and terms, with more than 1,000 security and privacy controls

- Control who and when someone has access to your business information with security groups and custom permissions

- Create password policies that require users to reset their passwords after a specified number of days

Tools to build and manage your business

- Plan schedules and daily tasks with Microsoft Teams

- Make it easier for your customers to schedule and manage appointments with Microsoft Bookings

- Have real-time, accurate mileage tracking and reporting in the palm of your hand with MileIQ

 

MICROSOFT 365 VS. OFFICE 365

The key difference between Microsoft 365 and Office 365 is its industrial-strength data security. This is where Microsoft 365 Business stands out, with:

- A business-grade spam filter protecting email with safe attachments and safe links

- Message encryption

- Recovery of emails deleted by users maliciously or accidentally

- Mobile device management

- Multi-factor authentication policies that will meet your business or organisational needs

 

Interested in finding out more? On Tuesday 18th February at 2.00pm we’re running a 30-minute webinar on Microsoft 365. You can register for it here. Alternatively, contact us directly and a Microsoft 365 expert will be back to you in no time.

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