We’ve covered Office 365 in the past. It’s software as a service plan devised by Microsoft. Many consider it a boon to the software industry, giving consumers the ability to pick and choose more of what they want.
Microsoft divides its services into two categories: small business and enterprise. Each comes with their distinct plans.
The premium version cost $15 user/month or an optional $150 user/year. The main difference between this level of service and those beneath it are mobile apps and desktop versions of Office apps.
Word, PowerPoint and Excel are all available as mobile versions on phones and tablets that support Windows 8 RT. Having mobile versions of Office will allow you to work and share on the go.
The other major advantage is having the desktop versions of Office rather than the stripped down version. This way, your employees will not have to learn a new system.
If you want to go with the cheapest plan, $4 user/month, it will give you the basics. You’ll get Office for up to five machines. The major things you’ll lack will be web conferencing, website domain hosting, and the mobile apps. However, you will get the guaranteed 99.9% uptime that will pay you for any loss of service.
The major service that the Enterprise version of Office 365 provides is intranet through SharePoint. These are like websites, but accessible only by machines on your network. Intranet sites can include a billboard for office memos or even product information for your sales associates.
The most expensive version of Enterprise, costing $20 user/month, has luxuries such as an auto responder for your voice land. You know, press one to leave a message.
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