What Is Office 365?

By Teltech ICT

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for a subscription to Microsoft Office rather than buying a full version of Microsoft Office Suite 2013 that becomes outdated over time.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.

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 Office 365 #4mailboxes 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?



Microsoft.com – Office 365
Wikipedia.org – Office 365

Author – Ashlene Groves Service Delivery Co-Ordinator