Are you leveraging the full power of Microsoft Office 365?

Author: Mike Douglass

Boost your employee’s productivity with x4 must have Apps for your team…

If you’re not currently using Office 365 within your business, you will have most probably heard about Office 365.

There is now an increasing number of businesses moving to Office 365 from the traditional Microsoft Office licencing model. This blog will give you an insight to what you can look forward to within Office 365.

If you have already moved to Office 365, are you really getting the most out of it?

What is Office 365?


Office 365 is a SaaS (software as a service) subscription based service that offers access to Microsoft Office applications and other Microsoft business services that include cloud storage and communication apps.



"Your Office can be anywhere"


Why Office 365?

The traditional method for accessing Microsoft Applications was to purchase the licence upfront. For businesses this was expensive as the CAPEX on several users can be high. The other issue was staying up to date.

On the old licencing model, you purchased a specific version and that was the version you were stuck with. When Microsoft launched the latest version, it meant that you needed to re-purchase your Office licencing again to access the new updates and benefits. The cycle continued, with every few years the need for another large outlay to stay up to date, safe and compliant.

“SaaS (Software as a service) has changed how we do business today…”

Several years ago, Microsoft announced the launch of Office 365, a subscription service to access their Office applications and more. However, this time it was a low monthly fee per user…

Where do most businesses go wrong with Office 365?

Microsoft Office is traditionally known for its core apps like WORD, EXCEL and OUTLOOK. This perception has been passed over to Office 365. At most, a lot of businesses think of Office 365 just as Microsoft application licencing and email. This is where most businesses are missing out.

Office 365 is so much more that Microsoft Office licencing. Microsoft have launched Office 365 as a suite of services, apps and cloud storage and wrapped it up as the ‘productivity suite’.

Not only do you now have access to your favourite Office applications and MS Exchange email with large amounts of storage, but the subscriptions gives you access to tools that assist with team collaboration, communication, mobility, security and cloud security.


X4 Apps within Office 365 that will boost your Employee’s Productivity?

  • Microsoft Teams – Bring your team closer with this online team collaboration app.
  • Microsoft SKPYE for Business – Communication is key – Allow your team to message, call or video call from anywhere in the world.
  • Microsoft SharePoint – Give your team the ability to collaborate and share files, calendars and lists from anywhere.
  • Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security – Improve your team’s mobility whilst also increasing your company’s security.
How can you get the most out of Office 365?

Office 365 is a powerful suite of tools, however to get the most out of the tools, functionality and technology you need to understand the solution and how it can support your business.
When a business is looking to leverage Office 365 we recommend working with a partner that has trained Office 365 professionals. That way, the partner can review and understand your business, goals and challenges – And then recommend, design, build and support an Office 365 offering that is best suited to your plans.

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