What is Office 365
By Cloud Direct • 08 Dec 2016
Office 365 is your office in the cloud, available when and where you need it. Work anywhere and access the professional tools to get the job done. Affordable, easy-to-manage and secure – all for one monthly fee.
Office 365 has been built for business. It has all the latest versions of the professional tools you need to work, communicate and collaborate. It makes them accessible to your employees wherever they are or however they chose to work. At home on a tablet, on the road on a smartphone, or in the office on their desktop. Office 365 is the Office everyone knows, with tools to help you work together and services that make it possible for all businesses to adopt.
Use professional tools designed for business
Office 365 gives you access to business-class email - with your business name in your email address- shared calendars and contacts. All Office 365 Business and Enterprise Plans include Office Online, web-based versions of the applications your employees are familiar with: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Most plans also include full, installed versions of the latest Office suite that each user can install on multiple PCs, tablets and phones.
Enable collaboration and teamwork
Every Office 365 user has 1TB of storage space in the cloud, accessible from anywhere, where they can store and share documents, and even collaborate with others in real-time. Yammer is your private social network that helps you keep in touch and in the know. Organise online meetings with shared calendars and HD quality video conferencing, plan shared projects in Office 365 Planner and manage information using Delve and SharePoint Online.
Empower a flexible workforce
Wherever you need your employees to be, they will still be able to access all the tools the modern workforce needs to keep in touch, work together and access resources from anywhere, at any time.
Web-based apps ensure the experience is optimised and seamless, whether you’re using a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone. When installed locally, Office can be used online or offline so you can work when and where you need to. Or you can view and edit files using browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Files, contacts, shared calendars, and professional email are all easily accessible through the cloud.
Stay secure and compliant
Microsoft guarantees the highest level of availability for Office 365 from their EU data centres by offering a 99.9% financially backed Service Level Agreement. Security is also key, with automatic security updates, messaging encryption and the industry’s best spam and malware protection as standard.
For archiving, auditing, compliance, regulatory and eDiscovery challenges, Office 365 will help you find up-to-date and relevant content quickly, and transfer content for review and production. In-Place and legal hold features preserve and hold user information, for use in future litigation for example, and additional security capabilities will protect sensitive customer and business data.
Office 365 can play an important role in your business continuity plans. In the unlikely event of something going wrong in your business, you can rely on Office 365 for access to your securely backed-up files, emails, contacts and calendars. Plus, with the flexibility of staff being able to work from anywhere, your business won’t stop if a flood, fire or other disaster strikes your premises.
Access enterprise-grade IT systems
With Office 365 you can access all the tools and applications large enterprises use without the headache of investing in expensive infrastructure and management.
Your Office 365 subscription means that you’ll have access to the latest versions of all the Office applications, so you don’t need to worry about buying technology that will date in a fast-moving world or budget for expensive upgrades. An easy-to-use admin centre makes routine management straightforward, and there’s no IT maintenance, as Office 365 takes care of all that for you and ensures your systems are up and running when you need them.
Office 365 can scale up easily as you grow so that whatever you need to make your business succeed, Office 365 is flexible enough to deliver it.
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