What is Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)?

Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 refers to subscriptions that give users access to Microsoft's Office applications and other productivity services that are accessible over the internet. Many Microsoft Office 365 plans for businesses also include desktop versions of the latest Office software, which users can implement on multiple devices.

What Office Applications are we referring to? 

The full Microsoft Office 365 Business productivity suite includes: 

  • Outlook (email)
  • Word (word processing)
  • Excel (spreadsheets)
  • PowerPoint (presentations)
  • Access (database management)
  • OneNote (multi-user collaboration)
  • SharePoint (intranet)
  • Teams (chat/video conference/screen sharing)

Microsoft 365 has also been redesigned to provide easier usability, with quicker load times to improve your workflow.

Why Does My Business Need Microsoft/Office 365?

With Microsoft 365's cloud capabilities, you can view and share files with everyone on your team. This is the case wherever your team members may be, whatever kind of device they may be using.

This means that multiple team members can work on the same project/document in real time, all from different areas. You can access documents on your smartphone, tablet, and other company-approved devices. 

All documents are held in Microsoft’s SharePoint or OneDrive online, so starting a project at the office and finishing at home is as simple as logging into your Microsoft account (which is even easier with Windows 10). By taking advantage of cloud technology, all of the work you do on these applications is automatically saved and backed up, so you'll never have to worry about losing hours and hours of work. 

If you're curious about how secure your files would be, just know that Microsoft Office servers have a 99.9% uptime with the highest industry encryption available for data at rest and in transit.

How Much Does Microsoft 365 Cost with KT Connections?

This depends on how many users you have, and what elements of Office they need. Instead of using a traditional, per-machine rate, we offer monthly billing per user, which allows up to 5 devices per user. Best of all, you'll only pay for the software you need. 

For more information about Microsoft 365 (previously Office 365) cloud-based productivity apps, or other IT-related services that we can assist you with, call us today at 605-341-3873.

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