What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 (previously known as Office 365) has come a long way since its launch in 2011. Only this year, it was rebranded as Microsoft 365 offering a more substantial and updated line of products that working people need for a fully integrated modern workplace. Microsoft 365 is defined as a:

'productivity cloud that brings together best-in-class Office apps with powerful cloud services, device management, and advanced security'

Implementing Microsoft 365 reduces costs for your business and enhances the remote working experience. With a fully integrated solution of the latest Microsoft products for Business and advanced security, you can be sure that you'll have everything you need to work smarter, cheaper, and more efficiently.

1. Enhance Collaboration and Productivity

Microsoft 365 products enhance employee collaboration across your organisation. It gives you everything you need to improve your productivity and get work done efficiently and effectively. It improves your ability to stay connected with your employees and clients from anywhere, whether you're working on the move, from home, or in the office, you can chat, call, video call, share files and calendars, and host online meetings across all of your devices. With secure cloud storage in OneDrive, all Office 365 apps including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint through Microsoft Teams and all Outlook features, there are no limits to staying connected with your organisation and clients.

2. Microsoft Teams

One of the best features of Microsoft 365 is Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool that every business needs to have! As well as being fully integrated with Office 365 apps, Teams gives you access to communication features such as chat, calls, video meetings, file sharing and editing, access to SharePoint and OneNote, integrates with 3rd party apps and so much more. Microsoft Teams puts everything that you need into one easy to use application so that you can connect with not only your Team members but with clients outside of your organisation.

3. Ultimate Security

There has been a significant rise in cyber and ransomware attacks, as businesses rely on technology for nearly everything they do internally. It is vital to ensure that your systems and data are fully secured and protected to avoid the risk of cyber-attacks and substantial data loss. The good news is, Microsoft 365 has built-in security with a cloud platform that protects your organisation from the threat of Cyber Attacks to cover businesses working remotely. It protects you across a vast area of cyberthreats, such as ransomware, phishing emails, malware, and harmful viruses to name just a few, with customer data protection and identity and access management tools, you can continue with focusing on your business whilst in the knowledge that you are fully protected.

4. Automatic upgrades

If you are worried that you won't have the latest updates to keep your data secure and your applications running smoothly, this isn't a problem. Microsoft 365 updates automatically as soon as an issue arises. This means that your business can always be up to date with the latest version, eliminating the need to buy new or expensive software. All updates are included within your Microsoft 365 subscription, so you won't even have to think about it. The subscription model of Microsoft 365 for Business, makes it straightforward for organisations to select a plan that is right for your company size and number of users.

5. Cost-Effective

Microsoft 365 for Business subscriptions (Basic, Standard, and Premium) are paid for on a per-user/per-month basis, with the cost depending on which applications and products you will need for your business. With different sizes and types of organisations, selected products may not be necessary or cost-effective. By paying in this way, it means you don't have to worry about how much of your IT budget you are spending, with no unexpected costs arising out of the blue.

If you would like to know more about Microsoft 365 for Business, get in touch with the NetMonkeys team via our contact page and we will offer you a free consultation to select the right package for your business.