Microsoft Office 365

Why Use Microsoft Office 365?

If you’re using an on-premises version of Microsoft Office today you’re probably wondering what all the excitement is about Microsoft Office 365. After all, how can moving an application off your computer to a cloud sever somewhere else make much of a difference? At Amaxra we know Office 365 and its capabilities because we deploy it at customer sites regularly. We can help you navigate the pros and cons of migrating so you can decide if switching makes sense. Features you’ll find in Office 365 not available in the desktop version of Office 2016 and earlier versions are:

  • Access to documents with any PCs, Mac, tablet or smartphone
  • Access to shared documents anywhere there’s an internet connection
  • Includes OneNote for shared note-taking
  • Includes SharePoint for intranet portals and file sharing
  • Includes group or individual chat with Yammer
  • Includes Skype for messaging and video meetings
  • High level of security including Anti-spam and anti-malware protection
  • Multiple installs per user to install on multiple devices

Benefits of Office 365 over desktop versions of Office

With cloud-based Office 365 you get all the powerful features you love with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint without the desktop licenses costs you’re used to. You also get a suite of additional productivity applications like Yammer and Skype for Business. What’s more, you get access to all your apps and data on mobile devices like tables and cell phones. With Office 365 you only pay for the seats you need. There are no huge up-front costs that bog down your IT budget. Office 365 is simple to upgrade to, from the desktop version, and even allows for a single-sign-on making logging in a snap. Your users will thank you for the freedom they gain, and they’ll love the new collaboration capabilities they get with Skype and Yammer.

Manage and protect your data and devices with reliable security in Office 365

Enterprise-grade security in Office 365 means you’ll worry less. With 24-hour datacenter monitoring and available encryption for email you’ll stay in control of your data. Here’s a summary of the security capabilities in Office 365:

Manage your data access

Manage your data access

Keep your business data secured with device-specific policies and admin tools that help you control mobile access to information.

Wipe sensitive data remotely

Wipe sensitive data remotely

Help protect business information on a lost or stolen device. Office 365 makes it easy to wipe data remotely from a phone or tablet.

Stay in compliance with industry regulations

Stay in compliance with industry regulations

Stay compliant with standard regulations for your industry and location with more than 900 controls in the Office 365 compliance framework.

Stay secure with automatic updates

Stay secure with automatic updates

With monthly security and feature updates, you can be confident that you always have the most up-to-date, secure version of Office.

Guard against intrusions and spam

Guard against intrusions and spam

Guard your business email with industry-leading anti-spam and antimalware defense that stays up to date with the latest threat protection.

Get help when you need it

Get help when you need it

Get peace of mind knowing you have guaranteed 99.9% service availability and 24/7 access to Office help and support.

The Built-in security of Office 365 is a big part of why many businesses are migrating away from desktop versions of Office. Instead of leaving data security up to users and traditional security programs that quickly become outdated, Office 365 gives yours trusted cloud security that’s constantly being updated and improved as new threats emerge. Your users can edit and share documents with confidence, wherever they are, across all their devices. With easy-to-use tools for security, privacy, and compliance, you can worry less and get more done.

Amaxra is a certified Microsoft Gold Partner for Office 365. Give us a call today to set up a free assessment of how Office 365 can make your life easier and keep your application costs down going forward. If you are already using Office 365, contact us learn about capabilities you probably don’t know existing.We’ll help you increase employee productivity and mobility, enable decision makers, and secure your data and applications all while keeping your operating costs down.

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