What is Microsoft 365? And why should your business embrace it?

Microsoft 365 is such a widely used program that it can sometimes be difficult to define exactly what it is and what it does. As a tool for business, the doors this program opens up seem almost endless and the opportunity for better connectivity and productivity is vast. So, we’re here to explain what Microsoft 365 Business is and why you should embrace it.

Microsoft 365 for business

Microsoft designed Microsoft 365 Business for small and medium-sized business with no more than 300 users.

With Microsoft 365 Business, companies get not only Microsoft Office 365 but also underlying security and MDM features. Security comes in the form of threat detection, Information Protection policies, and continuous data backup. Admins can manage devices across multiple platforms, including Windows, Android, macOS, and iOS.

As well as a business subscription, they also offer Microsoft 365 Enterprise for larger organisations and Microsoft 365 Education for schools and other places of learning.

Why Microsoft 365?

We’ve been familiar with most of the Microsoft 365 components for a while now, so why is this bundle so important?

Not only is it the perfect opportunity for smaller businesses to get Windows 10 Pro licenses and EMS capabilities for not much more than the current Office 365 subscription cost. Microsoft 365 brings together the best of Office 365 with simple device management and security to connect people and information in a business forward way.

Everything, anywhere

You could be anywhere in the world and Microsoft 365 business would allow you to connect with colleagues and clients effortlessly; improving business productivity and enables you to adopt a culture of collaboration.

Office: stay up to date with the latest versions of all the essentials, from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Email and calendaring: Use Outlook and Exchange to easily connect with clients and colleagues.

Chat, call and meet: Microsoft Teams allows you to stay connected with group chat, online meetings, and calling.

Cloud storage: With 1 terabyte of online storage (OneDrive) you can manage your files from anywhere.

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Effortlessly stay on top of paperwork

Enhance customer relationships and transform how you manage your business with integrated workflows.

Manage your customers: Use Outlook Customer Manager to keep customer information in one place.

Streamline customer feedback: With Microsoft Forms, create surveys, polls and questionnaires to gather data and insights to improve your service.

Make repetitive tasks easy: Microsoft Flow can quickly and easily automate processes within your business.

Works with what you have: Microsoft 365 integrates with hundreds of third-party cloud apps so you can sign in once to access all your tools.

Protection for what matters

Intelligent security proactively protects your employees, your data, and your customer information.

Keep customer data safe: Stay in line with data laws to ensure accidents don’t happen but ensuring that only the right people have access to essential data with information protection.

Defend against malware: Protect against spam, ransomware, viruses, malware, malicious links, phishing attempts, and other threats.

Stay in control: Use cloud attachments to revoke access to attachments, even after the email’s left your inbox, so if you send the wrong attachment and need to cut off access, it’s not a problem.

Bring your own device: Protect your information, even when it’s accessed on your employee’s personal device.

The power to transform your business

With the right integration and training, Microsoft 365 business quite literally has the power to transform the way your business runs. You have the tools to ensure your company is well connected, engaged, productive and secure no matter where your employees are working from.

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