Microsoft Office 365 for Businesses and Education Organisations.
You know Office 365 but what is Microsoft 365 or M365?
Previously known as Office 365 is now renamed Microsoft 365. It is the business productivity software suite that offers a combination of MS Office Suite plus cloud services depending on the plan you choose. It is designed to help your business by providing cloud services in addition to software that businesses have always used like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Onenote and MS Access.
Why engage Mace IT Services for Microsoft Office 365 implementation and Support
At Mace IT, we’ve recognised Microsoft Office 365 as a leading business productivity suite, and we’ve helped several businesses understand its value. We help you select the right plan, provide implementation and migration services and project management to make the move smoother with little to no downtime! Outlined below are few questions that thousands of business owners are struggling with and looking for answers on the Internet.
Is Microsoft 365 worth it and which plan is best for my business?
Microsoft Office 365 is a subscription-based service that offers an MS office business productivity suite plus several cloud services with smart security features. Depending on the plan you have the option to either use Office 365 over the web or install Office apps like MS Word, MS Excel, MS Publisher, MS Powerpoint, MS Outlook, MS Onenote and MS Access for a rich experience and the option of working offline. Microsoft 365 is available.
What Office 365 plan is best for me? Which Microsoft 365 plan to buy
You can easily upgrade or downgrade Microsoft 365 plans but reassigning subscriptions and licenses can become a tricky and time-wasting exercise. Hence selecting the right plan from the start is very essential. We have seen so many new clients saying but we already have Microsoft 365 not realising that they have bought retails or home plans which only offers Microsoft Office and just Microsoft Onedrive solution. Also migrating from SME to Enterprise is not possible. You have to literally start from scratch.
Can Microsoft 365 be used offline?
Can Microsoft 365 be used on a Chromebook, iPad, MAC or Linux ?
Does Microsoft 365 family include Teams?
The best thing about Microsoft 365, when compared to Gsuite or any such software solution, is that you can use Microsoft 365 online or offline. You can always use the Microsoft web version of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Onenote and so on but you will hit limitations when it comes to advance editing. Also, businesses users like to have rich experience which you get only when working used Desktop applications locally installed on Microsoft Windows computer.
MS Office Business productivity suite can be installed on Windows and MAC but for Chromebook and Linux you will have to settle with the web version. We have supported few clients using MAC, Chromebook and Linux and from our experience, we have seen that you will lack integrated or fidelity experience of connected apps.
Microsoft Team directly competes with Gotomeeting, Zoom.us, Webex and many such applications. With Work from home become a new norm software like MS Team is inevitable. Broadly speaking Microsoft Team offers text, audio and video chat but apart from that it can be configured and integrated to talk to thousands of applications for an integrated experience. Recently Microsoft Team has become the most popular especially since COVID 19 when work from home become a norm. Even though MS Team is free for everyone the full version of Microsoft Team is only available with Microsoft 365 Business, Standard, Premium and Enterprise plans. There are some subtle differences in Microsoft Team features with different plans and hence it is important to have a consultation meeting with us or your IT existing IT Service provider..
Does Microsoft 365 include Outlook, MS Access, Publisher
Mainly there are two components of Microsoft 365. You have to make a choice of getting Microsoft Office Productivity Suite or Microsoft Cloud Services or both. Here is what you get from Microsoft Office Business Productivity Suite.
- Microsoft Office business productivity suite
- MS Word or Microsoft Word
- MS Excel or Microsoft Excel
- MS Powerpoint or Microsoft Powerpoint
- MS Oneone or Microsoft Onenote
- MS Publisher or Microsoft Publisher
- MS Access or Microsoft Access and Microsoft 365 cloud services
- Microsoft cloud services
Frequently Asked Questions
- Office 365 Business Essentials is now Microsoft 365 Business Basic
- Office 365 Business Premium is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard
- Microsoft 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Business Premium
- Office 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Apps for business
- Monthly commitment payment: You pay month by month, and you can cancel at any time.
- Annual commitment payment: You sign up for a one-year subscription, but you can choose to pay month to month or pay for the entire year at the time you sign up. There is a discount for using this payment option.
- Annual commitment payment: You sign up for a one-year subscription, but you can choose to pay month to month or pay for the entire year at the time you sign up.
With OneDrive in Microsoft 365, you get file storage that you can access when offline. When you make changes while offline, they will be sync’d to OneDrive and across the rest of your devices when you reconnect.
With Outlook, you can read emails already delivered to your inbox or draft new emails and meeting requests. Your inbox and outbox will sync across the rest of your devices when you reconnect.
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