Designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes and varying IT needs.
Microsoft® Office 365 brings together the latest versions of trusted and familiar software for businesses of all sizes and varying IT needs. Built on the Microsoft tools that people have been using for decades, it delivers cutting edge communication and collaboration tools with the savings of pay-as-you-go, per-user pricing.
Customers can choose from a range of plans and options – all with the same 99.9% service availability*, industry leading, antivirus and anti-spam solutions and 24×7, IT level support over the phone, the web or email – to cost-effectively tailor their services to each staff member’s needs. Their people will be able to access the latest Office software securely over any web connection, from almost any device, any time, without constant effort by their IT team
Author – Ashlene Groves Service Delivery Co-Ordinator
What is Office 365?
Office 365 is a subscription based online office which provides a number of products and services that you can tailor to your organisation. As Office 365 is powered by the Cloud, you can access your Microsoft Web Apps and files from anywhere and depending on your plan, you also get the latest version of the Microsoft Office Suite (2013) which you can install across 5 devices.
Office 365 gives you access to your eMail and Calendar, Instant Messaging, Document Sharing and Office Web Apps. On top of this the Small Business Premium Plan gives you access to Desktop versions of the Microsoft Office Suite.
And this is just the beginning…
The benefit of Office 365 is that it allows you to access business-grade tools and always have up-to-date version of the software. You pay for a subscription to Microsoft Office rather than buying a full version of Microsoft Office Suite 2013 that becomes outdated over time.
All Office 365 plans are paid for on a subscription basis, monthly or annually.
How does it work?
With Office 365 all the information storage, computation and software are located and managed remotely on servers owned by Microsoft. This greatly reduces the costs of onsite equipment and maintenance. (Read more)
There are 3 Options for Small and Midsize business
Office 365 Small Business
Designed for businesses with 1 to 10 staff with basic requirements
Office 365 Small Business Premium
(Designed for businesses with 1 to 10 staff with advanced requirements
Office 365 Midsized Business
Designed for businesses with 11 to 250 staff with advanced requirements along with advanced admin and IT control (Read more)
If you are interested what this means for the IT Administration of your business, keep an eye out for our upcoming blog “Office 365 – A Technical Overview”.
What are the benefits?
One of the great benefits of Office 365 is the simplified IT Administration through a single web-based admin center. Create mailboxes and groups; assign and revoke licenses. Install Office on the desktops, and report and monitor your environment all from within the portal. With the added protection of security, automatic updates, and guaranteed 99.9% up-time.
Note that service levels do not apply during excluded downtime (being downtime less than 10 minutes in length) and scheduled downtime. Refer to Telstra’s T-Suite® Our Customer Terms for information on the service levels, the exclusions, and how to claim service credits.
How can I get it?
Speak to us at Telephone Technologies if you have any questions regarding Office 365 or if you would be interested in a free trial.
At Telephone Technologies we are happy to help you with the issues or questions related to Cloud technology. We have key solutions that will assist your company to deliver a higher grade of communication between your internal staff and external clients not to mention improve communication globally.
Please call or eMail us and we will be happy to assist. Telephone Technologies can help you improve your business communication strategies or, if you have a specific challenge in your communications we will meet with you and discuss a concept and strategy to overcome this challenge. You may also like to discuss a complete, obligation free ICT review.
Our goal is to help you experience service the way it should be. Telephone Technologies – your Microsoft Cloud Solution Centre.