Microsoft Office 365

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Microsoft Office 365 offers the familiar Office tools businesses have used for decades, but in the form of a hosted, online service. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word, for example, are all browser-based, which means you can access them anywhere, on any device, as long as internet connection is available.

In addition to these, Office 365 also offers users a suite of cloud-based collaboration and communications tools. These include Microsoft Exchange Online (for calendars and email), Microsoft SharePoint Online (for online collaboration) and Microsoft Lync Online (for text, audio and video conferencing and messaging).

Find out more about what Microsoft 365 offers.

Our Microsoft 365 Services

Migrating IT systems to a cloud solution is something we have a great deal of experience with. As a Microsoft partner, LeadingEdge have the knowledge and expertise to migrate your business to Office 365 swiftly and efficiently, no matter the size of the company. Should you require it, we have the technical expertise to develop completely custom solutions tailored to your needs. Our ongoing IT support services will also be available to assist you with Office 365 guidance whenever you need it.

Subscription Plans

Unlike the standard Office, Microsoft Office 365 is a plan (monthly or annually) that businesses pay for to access the much sought-after productivity tools and applications. Plans are available at either small business or enterprise levels:

Small Business Plans

Available in the form of ‘Business Essentials’, ‘Business’ and ‘Business Premium’ plans, these Office 365 packages are specifically for businesses with 1 to 300 users. The table below outlines the services included in each:

Business plan

  • Office Suite
  • All devices and PCs
  • File storage and sharing
  • Office Online
  • Professional digital storytelling

Business Essentials plan

  • Email & calendars
  • Online conferencing
  • Instant messaging & Skype
  • Corporate social network
  • File storage & sharing
  • Team sites
  • Professional digital storytelling
  • Office Online
  • Search & discovery

Business Premium plan

  • Office Suite
  • All devices & PCs
  • Email & calendars
  • Online conferencing
  • Instant messaging & Skype
  • Corporate social network
  • File storage & sharing
  • Team sites
  • Professional digital storytelling
  • Office Online
  • Search & discovery

Enterprise Plans – Although businesses of any size can subscribe to this Microsoft Office 365 plan (from a single employee to 50,000 plus users) it tends to be best for larger organisations that have more complex needs and user requirements.

All of Microsoft Office 365 business plans come with a promise of optimum reliability, security and privacy, as well as easy administration and Active Directory integration. Automatic, free upgrades are also included.

Let us help you Migrate to the Cloud

Some people believe it’s overly complicated migrating IT operations to a cloud solution, but Microsoft Office 365 is very simple to install and manage. If you’re interested in what it has to offer and would like Microsoft Office 365 to support your business, get in touch with one of our experts today to discuss your needs.