Designed to meet all the software needs of any business, Microsoft 365 Business is a comprehensive solution. But what do you get for your money?
Running a small business is difficult at the best of times, and with the economy struggling and Brexit looming, it’s even harder. But not everything has to be a struggle – and Microsoft 365 Business, an all-in-one software solution for SMEs – is proof of that.
Bundling up all the best Microsoft programs and services, Microsoft 365 means businesses won’t have to spend time sourcing separate solutions.
Not only is it convenient, it’s also excellent value for money. As well as everything that’s included with an Office 365 subscription, you get a whole bunch of added extra, at a price that won’t break the bank.
Microsoft 365 Business Benefit 1: Windows 10
One of the headline features of Microsoft 365 is that it includes an upgrade to the latest version of Windows. As well being a slick, modern operating system, Windows 10 has some notable business-friendly features.
Even more important, its predecessor, Windows 8, will stop receiving updates from Microsoft in 2023, while the hugely popular Windows 7 will reach the end of its life on January 2020. After that, there will no security updates from Microsoft. If you’re still running these operating systems after those dates, then you’ll be leaving yourself vulnerable to viruses, hacking attempts and other online nasties.
Microsoft 365 Business Benefit 2: Office Programs
Just like Office 365, you get both online and locally installed versions of Microsoft’s market-leading software tools. The full list is as follows:
- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access
- Exchange, OneDrive, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint
- Business apps from Office (Bookings, Outlook Customer Manager, MileIQ, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Invoicing)
Microsoft 365 Business Benefit 3: Device Management
The integration between Windows 10 and Office makes life much easier for business owners. With Microsoft 365, you can use a single console to manage users and device settings.
And with Windows Autopilot, you can easily and automatically get new Windows 10 PCs set up with Office apps. Of course, TMB customers still get full support and assistance, but for IT pros, Autopilot is a huge time saver.
Microsoft 365 Business Benefit 4: Security
Computer security might not seem that big a deal if you’re not cyber savvy, but it’s never been more important. Cyber crime is on the rise, and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that businesses are legally responsible for how they handle personal information.
With Microsoft 10, it’s easy to protect company data across devices. Whether you’re looking at documents on a PC or a mobile phone, you’ll get able to get secure access to them. Windows Defender, meanwhile, will protect you from malware, viruses and spyware.
Microsoft 365 Business Benefit 5: Online storage
As with the top Office 365 packages, you get 1TB (one terabyte) of online storage. What that means for small businesses is that they can access their files no matter where they are in the world. Simply save your files to your Microsoft OneDrive folder, and they’ll automatically be synchronised to your other devices.
Microsoft 365 Business Benefit 6: Dependability
The very best of tools are no good if you can’t access them. With Microsoft 365, though, you get real peace of mind. As well as 99.9% uptime guaranteed, you get access to 24/7 online and phone support from TMB. And, of course, with OneDrive, even if your internet connection goes does, you’ll still have access to your files, because they’ll be backed up to your computer too.