Why Office 365?
Your go-to Office—anywhere
Small and Midsize Business:
Get it done from anywhere
PC, Mac, tablet, phone. You need to be able to work across devices, from anywhere, and have a consistent, clean, and fast experience doing it. Enter Office 365. Whatever device you're working on, Office 365 gives you access to everything you need—your documents, email, calendars, contacts, and team sites all come with you. Your settings roam with you too, so your files are up to date and ready for you to pick up right where you left off, no matter what device you're using.
"While most real estate companies in the Netherlands stick to a Monday to Friday, nine-to-five work week, we’re using Microsoft Office 365 to work from home. Now we respond immediately to customers in different time zones to secure sales and improve service."
—Ferry Lasterie, Chief Operation Officer, Amsterdam Housing
Familiar is easier and faster—for everyone
New tools are hard. With Office 365, your people can use the same apps they rely on every day with all the new features they need. Save directly to the cloud or start working with others—right from the apps they already know. Everything works together. No hassle, no fuss.
"We didn’t have to have a training session because everyone is familiar with Office. And Microsoft is such a trusted name out there, I know that everything is taken care of."
—Chaundra Smith, Owner and Founder, Naturally Me
The smarter IT spend
Value matters. Office 365 minimizes your upfront cost, so you don't have to worry about hardware costs and software upgrades. You get enterprise-grade IT at a fraction of what it would cost to run it yourself.
"Office 365 frees up a lot of our time and money to invest in growing and building our company."
—Randy Clemons, Managing Director, Redwood Global
Work better together—simply
Get more done together. Office 365 offers business-class email, shared calendars, IM, online conferencing, and access to the most up-to-date documents. You can work together in real time—and without compromising security.
"Everybody can use the same document at the same time. We're able to view and make modifications together, collaboratively, and save them and forward them on at the same time to our clients."
—Michelle Aitken, Administrative Assistant, D7 Consulting
Automatic updates and guaranteed 99.9% uptime
Stop spending time keeping the tools you depend on up to date. And quit worrying about keeping them up and running. Office 365 takes care of both. We're continually adding new features, so you get them automatically. And, a financially backed SLA means 99.9 percent uptime, making life a lot easier and more productive for you, your users, and IT.
"Moving it into the cloud created an always synchronized, always available database for us, no matter what office you were at, even if you weren't at an office."
—Dan Prud'homme, Broker In Charge, Carolina Realty
Simple administration, rock-solid security
With Office 365, your data is protected. And control is even easier. There's step-by-step deployment guidance. And, you can manage your users and services from a single admin portal you can get to from virtually anywhere. Office 365 built-in security deflects malware, spam, phishing attacks and other threats. And if you need to, you can connect with an Office 365 expert for migration, custom work, and ongoing support.
"Office 365 gives us all the IT that we need. And the best part is we don't have to manage or maintain it—it's all taken care of for us."
—Alice Hagen, Principal, Calibre Real Estate
Optimize IT and deliver best-in-class services
Technology continues to open up new ways to collaborate, share, engage, and discover. The way people work has never been more dynamic. We’re sharing information sooner, getting feedback faster, and constantly multitasking. Microsoft cloud delivery has enabled a leap forward in business technology—both in capabilities and ease of use. The cloud delivers experiences that are not possible in an on-premises delivery.
Office 365 provides the best cloud productivity experience by giving users new and personalized ways to consume, explore, and make sense of information, so they can make smarter decisions faster. By using Office 365, you can support collaboration through social, build and deliver apps to reach new customers in new ways, and store, manage, and analyze data to identify opportunities.
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“One of the things that I really love about Office 365 is it provides me the ability to bring global teams together in one room, and the impact of that is enormous”
—Erik Burbank , Vice President of Marketing, Helly Hansen
Why the cloud makes sense for business
Familiar is easier and faster—for everyone
Office 365 offers a smooth cloud-based experience. Not only can you count on 99.9 percent uptime and a financially -backed SLA, but you'll also get regular updates that you can control. So, your IT staff can focus on strategic initiatives that make money rather than troubleshooting costly hiccups. Built-in flexibility means you can scale swiftly to meet business challenges. And, you've got the freedom to mix on-premises and off-premises solutions.
"Office 365 is fully managed; we don’t have to worry about it. We don’t think about storage, capacity planning, external access, or downtime. It’s a real luxury."
—Daniel Roach-Rooke, IT Infrastructure Manager, Aston Martin
Work wherever and on whatever device you choose
Your people need to be able to work on their devices, wherever they are and they need a fast, fluid, and consistent experience when they're doing it. Office 365 provides that kind of freedom and reliability. It works whether you're using your PC, Mac, tablet, or phone. that means your documents, email, calendars, contacts, im, online meetings, and team sites come with you. so, the files you were working on back at the office are the same files you access on your devices — and they're always up to date. with office 365, your people are set up to succeed.
Hear from industry thought leaders and guest speakers as they use Office 365 in their car, from a coffee shop, at a college campus, and offices all around the world using all types of devices from phone to tablet to laptop.
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"Office 365 really allows you to go anywhere and have a mobile office."
—Marvin Correa, Senior Manager, Enterprise Engineering, Sephora
Use social media to broaden communication, drive insight
It's a fact. One of the most powerful ways people communicate today is social media. And, it makes just as much sense for business. Social networking makes it easier for colleagues to communicate with one another. It can also be a great way to deepen engagement with partners and customers. Social networking tools like Yammer let people collaborate in ways that are natural and familiar, encouraging the kind of communication that fosters both innovation and deeper business insights. And, you can be confident that Office 365 protects the security and privacy of your information.
"The ability to be able to engage and collaborate with the broader team and get insight into real-time opportunities is phenomenal."
—Andy Hedges, Director, Shopping Center Management, Westfield
Big data. Big insights. Better decisions.
The amount of digital information increases ten times every five years. What matters is your ability to tap into that information to make decisions that further your business. With Office 365 you get two key benefits: a platform that supports the scale and scope of your data, and the ability for your people to easily gain insights that drive business success.
"The fact that Power BI is part of Office 365 is tremendous. All our people know Excel. With BI built on top of it, we don’t have to train them on anything new."
—Lowell Simpson, CIO, MediaCom
Compliance minus compromise
There’s no barrier between compliance and the cloud. In fact, Office 365 is the first major cloud-based productivity service to have security frameworks in place that are based on ISO 27001 standards and that are verified by independent auditors. Office 365 also contractually commits to maintaining these security frameworks by offering a robust Data Processing Agreement, the EU model clauses, and a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement to all customers.
"We have many security concerns that we need to be conscious of, including HIPAA regulations. With the implementation of Office 365 we have been able to support Advocate’s growth of over 5000 associates without adding additional staff."
—Rance Clouser, Vice President, IS Support Services & Communication, Advocate Healthcare
Simple administration doesn’t mean less control
With Office 365, you can stop spending time and money managing services and free your people to think strategically. You stay in control of your services, managing users and settings via an admin portal you can get to from anywhere. And you can still fine-tune administration tasks and use PowerShell commands to automate management tasks.
Want to move to the cloud incrementally? Just connect your on-premises services and migrate to Office 365 on your own timeframe. New services like Yammer even let you get up and running quickly with no data to move. Office 365 offers a broad array of support options, too. You can always connect with an expert to help you out with migration, custom work, and ongoing support.
"Office 365 will provide us with the ability to share information, the flexibility we need to meet our security and confidentiality requirements, and to help us be more efficient internally as well as more efficient to our clientele."
—Joyce Wing, CIO, Santa Clara County