Microsoft Office 365 is your complete office offering the Office applications that are used in everyday business?now offered as a cloud service. Office 365 includes different technologies that are combined to provide the user with a seamless solution within the cloud. These components include Exchange Online for email, SharePoint Online for communication and collaboration, Lync Online for unified communications, and web-based versions of the original Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and more. By integrating with the cloud, you eliminate costs by never having to buy the latest version of Office again! The suite of applications are always up-to-date giving you the latest versions.
The new Microsoft Office 365 is still a great option for businesses, and now with a variety of plans and subscriptions, Office 365 is great for businesses of all sizes. By offering business-class office applications at the price of $6 per user, per month, Microsoft is hoping to meet the business needs of small companies, while remaining affordable.
Many Office 365 plans include the desktop version of the latest versions of Office applications, which you can install on multiple computers and devices. There are plans that are online-only, which are a great choice for certain business needs and are compatible with desktop versions of the latest version of Office, Office 2010, Office 2007 (with limited functionality), Office 2011 and 2008 for Mac. Microsoft Office 365 works best with the newest version of Office (2012 or higher for a PC) and 2011 for Mac users. Older versions of Office (or Outlook, Word, etc.) will not work with Office 365.
To accommodate for different sized businesses with different needs, Microsoft divided Office 365 into three primary plans,with different level depending upon the amount of users.
*****TABLE******************************All payment plans are done by CC or via monthly or annual invoices. You can also easily upgrade your plan through the Admin console, and if the subscription is cancelled, administrators have 90 days to remove data from the MS servers. You can cancel your subscription at anytime, but you may be subject to an early termination fee (ETF).
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What exactly is “the cloud?”
Do you keep reading about “the cloud” but you?re not sure what it is? Well keep reading! The cloud is a simple way of referring to web-based computing services that are held outside of your company. With cloud-based services, your IT infrastructure is not located on your property, but instead is maintained by a third party. For example, the web-based email the Office 365 offers is located online, which enables you to access it virtually anywhere and from any device that has an internet connection.
How is Office 365 different from Microsoft Office?
“Office 365” is the name that refers to various subscription plans that include access to Office applications, in addition to services that are enabled over an internet connection (cloud services). All of these plans can be paid for on a monthly or annually basis.
“Microsoft Office” is the name that Microsoft uses for its familiar productivity software. Originally, the Office suites included a variety of applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. The new Office suites (for instance, Office Standard 2013) include the latest versions of these applications.
With Microsoft Office 365, your mailbox capacity is 50GB and you can send up to 25MB in size! You can use your own custom domain for your email addressed, connect with Outlook offline and access it through any up-to-date web browser. Access is also available on a variety of devices, including your PC or Mac, iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone.
You can host scheduled meetings or ad hoc online meetings for up to 250 members. Screen sharing, virtual whiteboards, polls, shared notes, audio and video are also available through Microsoft 365 online meetings.
Basic IT Management
Because 365 is integrated with the cloud, you can reduce your IT infrastructure. Your content and files are securely stores in worldwide distributed datacenters, which include continuous back-ups and disaster recoveries.
Online Document Storage/File Sharing
The cloud offers you 1TB of space to safely store, backup and share files. Files can be accessed via almost any device and can be made available offline without an internet connection.
Office 365 offers support for setup and installation issues, as well as FAQ?s, how-to resources and a connection with Office 365, which is a customer community that can provide users with additional help.
Reduce capital expenditure
You can avoid large up-front costs for new software because Office 365 is available in a monthly subscription.
Reduce hardware and energy costs
Because servers are no longer necessary to run emails, websites, and document storage, you can reduce costs by no longer buying new hardware.
You will always be up-to-date
No software upgrades are necessary because Office 365 operates in the cloud.
License per user
This revolutionary pricing helps you save money when compared to the traditional per-device licensing. With Pffice 365, each user will have access to business-critical technology on 5 PCs/Macs and 5 mobile devices.
License what is necessary
Many plans are offered that fit the capability needs and price point for each user in a company
Scale your business rapidly
As your business grows, Office 365 grows with it. Adding a new user is as simple as buying another license.
Benefits of Using the Cloud
Work can be done from anywhere
Wherever workers are?whether online or offline?they can access the most recent versions of the files and tools necessary to get the job done, while on almost any device.
Secure and enhanced collaboration
Shared calendars, IM, web conferencing, and much more, enables users to collaborate in real-time without compromising safety.