OK, we’ve spent some quality time together checking out Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise and what it can do for small to mid-sized businesses in previous posts. Now, we want to take a look at what this cloud-based productivity tool from Microsoft can do for you and your business. After all, it’s your business that you worry about so, as your chosen Denver IT support experts, we should too, right?
Office 365 allows you to pay for the services you use, and nothing more
Microsoft offers a range of monthly subscription plans for their cloud-based productivity tools offering – Office 365. For most of the businesses we work with at North Star, Inc., the P1 Plan will be the most popular. This is the plan Microsoft has designed for businesses with up to 25 employees, with 50 users maximum. The P1 Plan offers full access to all of the most popular Office tools, such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint, for just $6 per month per user.
Access your email, calendar, and contacts across all digital environments
Powered by Exchange Online, Office 365 provides you with a 25 GB mailbox, with contacts and a calendar that is available virtually anywhere; and is accessible on your iPhone, Android, Nokia, Blackberry, Windows Phone, or use almost any Macintosh computer or PC, with cross-browser support for Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.
Enhanced sharing and collaboration with Office 365
Office 365 offers improved sharing and increased collaboration within your organization through the use of SharePoint Online. Your people will be able to save directly to SharePoint, or work collaboratively on any document, in real-time, through Office Web Apps.
Improved communication and collaboration
Microsoft Lync Online offers next-generation communication in an online environment, allowing your people to make clear connections and collaborate from virtually anywhere at any time. Lync Online provides an enhanced communication experience with IM, audio/video calling, and an online meeting experience that supports audio, video, and web conferencing.
Manage Office 365 from a single, easy-to-use interface
Managing Office 365 is accomplished from an intuitive, web-based portal accessible only to those you designate. It was designed for organizations without an IT staff, with simple navigation and low-tech solutions; allowing you to easily establish user accounts, assign various roles others, and configure the services you will be using.