OFFICE 365

Why are businesses moving to Microsoft Office 365?

For over five years, businesses, non-profits, government entities and academic institutions have been migrating their Microsoft Office licensing, email services, video conferencing, and SharePoint services into Microsoft Office 365.

The move has allowed these larger organizations to reduce infrastructure costs while gaining additional communication services and scale.

It is safe to say that after many years of service, Microsoft Office 365 has proven itself as a reliable solution for any business seeking enterprise email hosting and web conferencing.

The small and medium business pricing bundles of Office 365 allow any organization to migrate to Office 365 and get previously untouchable enterprise solutions.

Office 365 Services You Didn't Know You Needed

Most small and medium businesses have a limited experience with Microsoft products.  They use Microsoft Windows on their computer and run Microsoft Office for productivity.

Now with Microsoft Office 365, many of the productivity and enterprise software systems Microsoft built for larger enterprises are available to SMBs.

The new products organizations can benefit from exploring include:

  • Exchange Online
    Hosted email with shared calendars, webmail, and enterprise email features
  • SharePoint Online
    Microsoft hosted internal private websites for document management and collaboration
  • Microsoft Teams (formerly Skype for Business)
    Robust messaging platform with instant messaging, audio and video conferencing features, desktop sharing, and more
  • OneDrive for Business
    Cloud-based personal and team document storage accessible from computers and mobile devices

Office 365 Email Advantages

Save Money on Email Services

Businesses still running local mail servers, mail archives, and Exchange backups will save money and increase productivity by migrating email services into Exchange Online from Microsoft Office 365. Working with Office 365, system administrators needing to keep close controls over their email environment can still use most of the same tools they currently use locally, but they get to avoid the cost and headaches of supporting local hardware, software, and backups.

Organizations using other email services can migrate to Office 365 email to take advantage of the excellent spam filtering, collaboration, and integration with other Microsoft products.  Office 365 provides a modern mail platform with integrations into CRMs and other line of business applications.

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Office 365 Deployment

Planning for post-email migration and live services is as important as getting the services live. A switch to Office 365 can swamp businesses with re-configuring Microsoft Outlook and smartphones for new mail accounts. Consider using migration tools to automate Outlook configurations and our support desk is able to assist your employees with post-migration issues.

Office 365 Management

While not overly complex, to the casual small business administrator the licensing and managing of Office 365 can seem confusing. Outsourcing the management of Office 365 can offload work while ensuring trained administrators properly manage your deployment.

Office 365 ROI

Office 365 offers a lot of value and options with its subscription. After deployment, Office cloud experts can help ensure you are maximizing your investment with Office 365 and that your employees are aware of all the options and value it brings to your organization.

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Considering a move to Office 365?

Server@Work has successfully moved thousands of mailboxes to Office 365 including on-premise mail servers, hybrid mail environments, Gmail migrations as well as from a host of other email environments.