We’ve all no doubt used Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint throughout our lives and, most recently we’ll all have probably utilised Microsoft Teams but what is Microsoft 365 and is it really a product for the future?
Put simply, yes it is! It’s a product that we’ve probably all used in the past, most of us will no doubt utilise some aspects of the application suite now and, going forward, its collaborative ways of working will enable the post-COVID world to recover, thrive and be successful.
Microsoft 365 is a suite of applications and is a set of tools designed for collaborative, effective and productive working. Paid for on a per-user basis, Microsoft 365 is a subscription service that provides users with the productivity applications necessary to get work done in the modern world.
More than just apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft 365 brings together productivity apps with powerful cloud services, device management, and advanced security in one, connected experience. It uses professional email and calendar services such as Outlook and Exchange to easily communicate and work with colleagues and through Microsoft Teams you can keep in touch no matter where you are in the world.
Not only communication tools but Microsoft 365 also has a cache of productivity tools and business-enhancing applications designed to make business life as effective as possible. Its SharePoint application allows you to create aesthetically pleasing intranet websites and host them exclusively for your employees.
Tools like OneNote will allow you to access your notes from any device, no matter which device you saved them on while Flow makes it easy to manage your notifications from all of your Microsoft 365 applications.
Extracting the most out of your business is also covered with Microsoft 365 application Power BI. Power BI is Microsoft’s business intelligence application which provides businesses with tools for collecting, sorting through and presenting crucial data in graphs, tables and more.
With all Microsoft 365 packages, there’s also no need to worry about storage space either as, with Exchange each user will be granted 50MB of email storage and with OneDrive you’ll be granted an impressive 1TB worth of online storage per user.
What are the benefits?
With Teams and Outlook ensure you’re all on the same page and stay connected at a time where communication is arguably more important than ever before.
Automate business processes
Make laborious and effort inducing processes and workflows a thing of the past with Microsoft 365 and streamline your business with business automation and custom mobile apps.
Customise your Microsoft 365 package and add the applications you use and integrate the third-party services you use to keep your business on the front foot.
Keep your business secure
With Microsoft threat protection, Microsoft 365 works together to help secure your email, data and devices against the increasing risk of cybersecurity.
If you want to streamline your business and ensure your employees are working effectively, productively and efficiently, maybe it’s time to take to the cloud and explore all that Microsoft 365 has to offer.