What Microsoft Office 365 Can Do For Your Business

Written by Shawn Lyles

June 27, 2014

A slogan for Microsoft Office 365 is, “Office 365 means business”. In this article I am going to explain what Office 365 is and how it can help your business. Let me start off by saying Office 365 is a cloud-powered connection, collaboration, and control system. Office 365 has all the great Microsoft applications you know and love, accessible from anywhere.

Why Microsoft Office 365?office 365

Office 365 is a collection of the applications we all know and love. That has come together in a extremely powerful Microsoft bundle. Here is a breakdown of all the useful apps in Office 365.

Cloud Power Office: Not only can you get the desktop version to work offline, Office 365 gives you the ability to work from the cloud. With Office in the cloud, your applications and files are mobile and accessible. I love being able to continue my thought or task on the go. You are literally able to use your desktop, laptop, and mobile device to get the work you need done, finished. Not only that, you can edit files on both your MAC and PC.

Email and Calendaring: I depend on my email and calendar so knowing office 365 has a 99% uptime guarantee. Makes me feel comfortable using it across all my devices. I can check calendars and get contacts from anywhere. Avoid scheduling hassles with shared calendars and I am able to see people’s free and busy status.

I also love how you can safeguard your mobile data, in case you lose your phone you will be able to wipe your data from it remotely to prevent unauthorized access to your information.

Office 365 business-class email gives you 50 GB of storage per user, so you can hold on to the business files you need. You can send messages up to 25 MB, and that’s enough to send images and custom formatting in your messages.

Customize your inbox, to do list, rules and notifications so you can zip through your work easily. You can use your own domain  name with email accounts so every time you send a message your business name is highlighted.

I don’t care for ads in my email, and with Office 365, you get a ad free inbox. That helps me get right to work without any distractions.

Online Conferencing: Easily connect with online meetings, conferencing, IM and presence. You can host online meetings with multi-party HD video conferencing, real-time note taking and screen sharing. Some additional benefits from Office 356 is that you can cut down on travel costs/expenses by being able to have up to 250 people in online meetings at once. You will be able to also know who is who by seeing pictures or videos of all meeting participants and who is speaking. I also like that you can use PC-to-PC calling with audio and video to connect to other Lync users. Share presence, IM, and audio calling with Skype users.

File Sharing: Collaborate with documents from anywhere, and keep people working together and on the same page, Literally.You can create business/team folders in outlook without IT help. Not only can your team work together on the same files. but you can share your file internally and externally. You can control who gets to see and edit what. Easily add, respond to, and track comments and status updates. Enterprise plans include social networking to enhance collaboration and spark innovation.

Marketing Your Business: With Office 365 public website, you can build your brand with a cost effective website without the hosting fees. You can use your own domain name for your website, so the web address will keep the name of your business visible. You can build an effective website fast and you can easily change the content and style to reflect changes in your business or engage people more effectively. So basically if you don’t need a highly functional website, you will be able to save money on a website designer, hosting costs and website maintenance fees. 

Mobile Experience: Office is available on mobile devices, like the iPad, iPhone, Windows Phones and Android Phones.

Apps For The Web: iPad also has OneNote, Lync 2013, OneDrive for Business, Skype and Yammer.

Security, Compliance and Privacy: Everyone likes their privacy, and that is what Office 365 gives you. Office 365 has built in security with server-level security through defense-in-depth. Customer controls with the service, security hardening and operational best practices.

With Office 365 you also get privacy by design, meaning your data is not used for advertising. You have extensive privacy controls, and you can take your data with you when you want.

Office 365 has continuous compliance, which is the proactive processes to meet your compliance needs. For more information check out the Office 365 Trust Center.

Microsoft Office 365 For Business

Office 365 works great for small and enterprise level businesses. Here is a collection of Office 365 videos for you to see how Office works for business.
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Small and mid sized business: Get what you need done, accessible from anywhere. Office 365 offers mobility, familiar applications and tools. ROI, collaboration, cloud, and simple IT.

Enterprise: Optimize IT and deliver best-in-class services. Office 365 Enterprise offers cloud, familiar applications and tools. mobility, enterprise social, big data, compliance, IT control and much more.

Office 365 Additional Resources

Office 365 home page

office 365 products

office 365 support

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