Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is the next step in the future of productivity and a brand new way to think about productivity in the Cloud. Microsoft Office 365 brings together Cloud versions of Microsoft’s most trusted next-generation communications and collaboration products with the latest version of Microsoft’s familiar desktop suite; Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online.

Microsoft Office 365 is designed to meet the needs of all organisations – from sole proprietors to small, mid-sized and large businesses and from government agencies to educational institutions. Microsoft Office 365 helps organisations save time, money and free up valued resources, it is simple to use and easy to administer, all backed by the robust security and guaranteed reliability you expect from a world-class service provider.

In short, Microsoft Office 365 is an opportunity to give customers all Microsoft know about productivity, in a single Cloud Service.

Microsoft Office 365 includes:

The key benefits of Office 365 are:
  • Anywhere-access to email, documents, contacts, and calendars on nearly any device
  • Simple and secure collaboration with colleagues and business partners
  • Works seamlessly with Microsoft Office and other programs
    Business-class features including 99.9% uptime, geo-redundancy, disaster recovery, and robust security and privacy controls and standards
  • Comprehensive solutions including desktop productivity applications, portals, extranets, external web site, instant messaging, voice and video conferencing, Web conferencing, e-mail, voice mail and unified messaging
  • Pay-as-you-go pricing options which provide predictability and flexibility for all or part of an organisation
  • Single sign on – running in the system tray of each user’s machine, storing their password to avoid constant sign in

What is Microsoft Online Services:
Microsoft Online Services is a term used to describe the category of hosted business services delivered from Microsoft. Microsoft provides a variety of hosted offerings in this category such as, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Windows Azure, SQL Azure, Windows Intune, and stand-alone productivity and communication services including Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Forefront Online and Lync Online. Online is not a Microsoft brand, but a class of software offerings from Microsoft.