Benefits of Microsoft Office 365

By: Bill Walter on August 30, 2013

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Benefits of Microsoft Office 365

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By now, everyone has heard of Microsoft Office 365. It’s Microsoft’s offering of all of the applications you have been using for years (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) hosted in the cloud.

In addition to these applications, Microsoft offers services such as Exchange Online and SharePoint Online for even more ways your employees can stay connected and productive. But, you may still be wondering how Office 365 can help your business.

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Microsoft Office 365 and the services that tie those applications together live on very serious back-end systems — the kind that would cost us all a great deal of money if we tried to create them ourselves.

When you use Office 365, you leverage those back-end systems to get all the high-end features, without the cost of maintaining them. You only pay for the services you need.

Anywhere Access

One of the most important benefits is that Office 365 provides a seamless experience. It's built to be accessible from virtually any device.

Once configured, each user will see the same information on each device connected to the Office 365 services (e.g., an email read on a mobile device is marked as read on your computer in the office).

Secure and Reliable

free network assessmentOffice 365 applications and services are hosted in a secure environment with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime.

Rest assured, your Office 365 data is backed up to secure data centers and replicated to ensure availability and business continuity.

Customized Plans to Fit Your Needs

Microsoft’s Office 365 plans are subscription-based, which enables you to set an accurate budget and avoid unexpected technology costs.

You also have the ability to scale up and down within the plans. Picking what you need, and growing into more of what Office 365 offers, will let your company match pace with even larger organizations, but at a price you can afford.

Check out this helpful comparison of the Office 365 plans and what they include. 

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Questions about migrating to Office 365? We can help. Contact us here or call 410.685.5512.

About Bill Walter

Bill, our lead networking guru, loves showing clients how technology can be worked into their existing processes to improve efficiency. His expertise includes high level planning for internal and external networks, research and selection of hardware and software products, and hands-on installation and configuration of networks. Normally a pretty easygoing guy, Bill thinks there should be a law against wearing a Bluetooth headset when it’s not in use.