Office 365 has become a staple in many businesses’ infrastructure today, with its main selling points being flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Office 365 is offered in different versions that are tailored for the needs of small and medium businesses, such as Office 365 Small Business Premium, Office 365 ProPlus and Office 365 Business Essentials. This allows business owners to subscribe to packages that can include basic email hosting from Microsoft, the Microsoft Office Suite for up to 5 installs for user and advanced email functionality such as archiving. Office 365 is offered a a subscription per month per user, rather than the traditional ways of the past in purchasing software and hardware with upfront costs and hosted on your on premise infrastructure. Let’s take a look at what other benefits Microsoft Office 35 has to offer to businesses.
Office 365 extends the Microsoft Office experience to various platforms such as laptops, desktops and tablets, allowing users to access documents from anywhere. The SkyDrive Pro in the Office 35 Suite, allows users to sync files between multiple devices and control file access and privacy. You will be able to control various aspects such as permissions, versioning and lifecycle of files to keep data access flexible and secure.
If you are a little too familiar with situations where multiple employees are working on the same document, and the latest updated version of documents has to go back and forth, so they are shared with everyone in the circle after each revision, then it’s about time you welcomed Office 365 into your office; it will save you time and effort. Office 365 allows multiple users to collaborate while working on a single document, even if they are working from different locations at the same time.
With Office 365, you get access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Lync, OneNote, InfoPath and Publisher, useful tools in the Microsoft Office Suite. Of course, access to these tools depends on the package that you choose, but the main advantage of Office 365 is that you have the same version of Office throughout the entire organization. Every users the same tools and version, not only on their primary computer, but on up to 5 different computers. This means you can install it on your computer, travel laptop, home computer, smart phone and tablet.