Office 365 is easy to setup and install, when you’ve had a lot of experience and done hundreds of implementations. If you’re just getting started, there are some things you’ll need to know. This article will help guide you in choosing the best Office 365 subscription, understanding options and what to look for in a migration consulting partner.
- Not all Office 365 services and packages are the same
- Office 365 third party hosted services are different then Microsoft’s Partner offerings
- Office 365 has many third-party solution plugins to make your life easier with automation
- Your information/data can be stored and hosted safely in your preferred country location
What is Microsoft Office 365
Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud subscription plans that include access to Office software applications and Exchange Online (email and smartphone sync). The fully installed software includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. In addition you can also subscribe to document storage/sharing such as SharePoint or OneDrive, CRM and Skype for Business.
Use the Functionality and Maximize your Investment
On average only 15% of software functions are used. Mostly because buyers are not aware that the features exist and some functions are just too cumbersome to use. Microsoft makes is easy to maximize productivity based functionality.
You can leverage Office 365’s plugins for automation and integration into phone systems, email marketing solutions, cloud and local file storage and sharing solutions, collaboration tools, online video/voice conferencing, CRM (Customer Relationship Management), document signing and of course all Microsoft software is already fully integrated to make your life easier and help you get things done. More plugins are being added on a regular basis, so talk to your professional Office 365 migration partner consultant and find out how you can automate your processes.
Reliability – Cloud Services you can Trust
It’s more reliable then owning your own infrastructure. Let’s face it, no small business cloud possibly invest into building an equally reliable server data center as Microsoft has built. With redundant servers in multiple continents, backup power stations and multiple points of failover Microsoft delivers 99.9% uptime and availability of your data. You can check the latest reliability updates by searching Office 365 trust center.
Hybrid Cloud Option
What happens if by chance Office 365 and your data is not available? When you have your Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) installed on a PC or Mac, you will still be able to use your software locally on your computer. A hybrid cloud environment can add reliability, flexibility and control to how your organization accesses your systems and data. This is an option available to customers that need the highest level of reliability. Talk to your Office 365 consultant to understand if a hybrid cloud solution is a requirement.
When you move your organization to cloud services, you must be able to trust your service provider with your most important, sensitive, and confidential data. Security is paramount for business success, Microsoft has robust policies and systems built into Office 365 to help keep your information safe. Ask your Microsoft Office 365 sales specialist for documentation about Office 365 security policies.
Office 365 Helps Small Business Succeed
Imagine what Office 365 cloud solutions could do for you and your business. It’s helped propel Turbine Test Services to New Heights. In this video we look at how Microsoft Office 365 helps small business owner Scott Naucler work better and collaborate – giving him time to pursue his passion for the wind, at work and in life. Contact your Office 365 sales consultant specialist to find out how we can help you do the same.
Implementing Office 365 is more then just buying a subscription. When you work with a certified Microsoft Office 365 partner sales consultant specialist, you get experience and expert advise on how to maximize the functionality by leveraging automation and integration with other systems.
Author and Senior IT Consultant
Miguel M Ribeiro
Contact the award-winning Microsoft Office 365 sales consultant specialists to find out how we can help your business succeed with the latest functionality from Office 365. Contact us for a free consultation or request for a quote:
Contact us via Instant Messaging 24/7 by clicking on the below logo:
Or call us now at 416-900-6852 or TF 1-877-709-2656
for a free 15 minute consultation
VBS iT Services 50 Best Managed IT Companies Canada Award