At Inspire, Microsoft announced Microsoft 365 – the all new service that brings together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Microsoft 365 presents us with a strategically intelligent and secure solution to empower every business’ employees, stimulating creativity and collaboration in, or out of, the workplace. Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft referred to Microsoft 365 as a complete solution that has artificial intelligence (AI) infused in it…
So, what exactly can you expect from Microsoft 365?
For small to medium sized business…
For SMBs, Microsoft 365 Business is what you’ll want to look at. At Inspire, when Satya Nadella announced the release of Microsoft 365, he said that Microsoft 365 Business gives SMBs the same tools and sophistication that any huge enterprise has. The Business edition allows smaller businesses to empower their teams, safeguard their businesses and simplify their IT management with a single, smart solution that is completely purpose built for smaller organisations.
Diving a little deeper…
A hot topic and focus point for every single business out there today is cybersecurity. In our digitally connected world, where most of our day to day activities (whether that is at work or home) revolve around being connected, cybercrime is rising, cybercriminals are getting smarter and cyber threats are evolving at the speed of which technology is developing. Many of us fall victim to cyberattacks, and here’s where Microsoft 365 Business comes into play…
With Microsoft 365 Business, you can safeguard your company’s sensitive data across desktops, laptops, tablets and phones with the latest versions of Office 365 and Windows 10. By helping to protect users from phishing emails and other security threats, create policies in the admin centre to protect devices when they are lost or stolen, manage how users access files on mobile devices, require pins or fingerprint access to apps, and so on. It’s always on, so you’re always secure. It’s the safest Windows yet, with an upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 7 and 8.1 Pro.
So, cyber threat protection is included… What else?
Another great benefit of Microsoft 365 Business is the file storage. You’ll get a huge 1TB of storage to enable you to access your documents from anywhere.
Want another? Dependability and support. Microsoft are guaranteeing 99.9% uptime and 24/7 online and phone support… That’s pretty impressive, let’s be honest.
We can keep going… Your favourite applications from Office 365 are still there. Don’t worry, leaving Office 365 behind to utilise Microsoft 365 doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to the applications you love most… They’re all there and always up to date to ensure you’ve got the latest versions…
And lastly, we think it’s definitely worth a mention that the whole service is simplified for business. It features easy employee setup and deployment where you can manage users and devices from a single, seamless dashboard with a single login for all services and devices.
OK – that’s an overview of the Business edition, what about Enterprise?
At Inspire, Nadella introduced the Enterprise edition as a service for big businesses who are going through digital transformation.
In large-scale businesses, where everyone’s in and out of the office all the time, or based in different offices around the country or world, it makes teamwork increasingly difficult. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is the solution to this problem by including enterprise class email, voice and video. It enables every employee to be connected easily within each team and location. You can share and collaborate on documents in real-time, without the need to set up a physical meeting.
Enhanced collaboration and teamwork helps us to unlock creativity. With Microsoft 365, work naturally with ink, voice and touch to visualise information in new and different ways. With intelligent apps, you can create compelling content, build on the work and collaborate with others to build on their expertise.
A Simple Solution to Complex Problems
Microsoft 365 is integrated for simplicity. Say goodbye to complex problems as the service is always up to date, utilises a self-service deployment capability, is cloud based for easy management and collects rich data from your environment. Reduce TCO with consolidated, smart solutions.
With the all new smart security that Microsoft 365 includes, large enterprises can now protect identities, apps, data and all the multiple devices easily and simply. It allows you to manage data archiving, governance and discovery, all while accelerating GDPR compliance. Thwart advanced threats with Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph.