Microsoft Office 365 for YOUR Business


Microsoft Office 365
OK, we’ve spent some quality time together checking out Office 365 and what it can do for small to mid-sized businesses in previous posts. Now, we want to take a look at what this cloud-based productivity tool from Microsoft can do for you and your business. After all, it’s your business that you worry about so, as your chosen Denver IT support experts, we should too, right?

Office 365 allows you to pay for the services you use, and nothing more
Microsoft offers a range of monthly subscription plans for their cloud-based productivity tools offering – Office 365. For most of the businesses we work with at North Star, Inc., the P1 Plan will be the most popular. This is the plan Microsoft has designed for businesses with up to 25 employees, with 50 users maximum. The P1 Plan offers full access to all of the most popular Office tools, such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint, for just $6 per month per user. office.com/setup

So, what will you receive for your six bucks a month?

Anytime, anywhere access to – email, contacts, calendars, files, documents, spreadsheets, slide shows and every other Office function on just about any mobile device – including iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.
Ease of use – across all digital environments, with access to Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint.
Enhanced collaboration – on even the largest files. Rather than trying to email huge data packages, Office 365 allows you to create password-protected access to share large, difficult-to-email files within and without your organization. This provides you with a single, easy-to-find location for all versions and variation of every document in your system.
Increased security and enhanced reliability – with Microsoft enterprise-level servers. You no longer need to wonder if your system is secure, since Microsoft handles all of your server needs with enterprise-grade reliability, disaster recovery capabilities, data centers in multiple locations, and a strict privacy policy. This also allows them to offer you a 99.9% uptime, financially-backed guarantee.
Access your email, calendar, and contacts across all digital environments
Powered by Exchange Online, Office 365 provides you with a 25 GB mailbox, with contacts and a calendar that is available virtually anywhere; and is accessible on your iPhone, Android, Nokia, Blackberry, Windows Phone, or use almost any Macintosh computer or PC, with cross-browser support for Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.

Fully compatible with Outlook and Exchange Online
Large mailboxes that are easy to use
Professional looking email addresses
Automatic updating of email, contacts, and calendar across digital devices
Check the availability of your colleagues from the Outlook calendar
Antivirus and anti-spam protection
Reduce in-box overload with “Conversation View” feature
Access to other email accounts
A personal email archive
Enhanced sharing and collaboration with Office 365
Office 365 offers improved sharing and increased collaboration within your organization through the use of SharePoint Online. Your people will be able to save directly to SharePoint, or work collaboratively on any document, in real-time, through Office Web Apps.

Create a public website with the built-in Site Designer tool
Share and manage critical documents
Save different versions and drafts in a single location accessible to all
10 GB of SharePoint storage
External sharing with trusted partners
Fully integrated with Microsoft Office
A familiar look and feel with familiar tools
Improved communication and collaboration
Microsoft Lync Online offers next-generation communication in an online environment, allowing your people to make clear connections and collaborate from virtually anywhere at any time. Lync Online provides an enhanced communication experience with IM, audio/video calling, and an online meeting experience that supports audio, video, and web conferencing.




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