Microsoft 365 has been on the market for a while now, and we thought it would be a good time to go into the different tiers of the platform to give you an idea of what it is, why it is useful, and how your business fits into the latest cloud platform offered by Microsoft. Let’s start with what it is and then dive into why Microsoft 365 is a solid option for businesses.
While most are probably familiar, Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based bundle that includes a virtual Windows 10 desktop, access to Microsoft 365 applications, OneDrive storage, and access to security features including device management and app and data security. It is the most comprehensive cloud-based package Microsoft offers and comes in three major products that have their own tiers. They are:
- Microsoft 365 Business
- Microsoft 365 Enterprise
- Microsoft 365 Education
Let’s take a brief look at Microsoft 365 Business.
Microsoft 365 Business is a Solid Option
This version of Microsoft 365 is built for small and medium-sized business use. Most of our clients are this size and therefore, can benefit from this. Whether the company is new and has no tangible computing resources to speak of, or if it just wants to simplify its billing and move to the cloud, Microsoft 365 for Business is a solid option. It comes with the following software:
- Windows 10 Pro – Operating system
- Windows 10 Business – Used to control devices and their security (Good for cybersecurity measures)
- Windows AutoPilot – Used to streamline integration of Windows 10 PCs
- Microsoft Office – Productivity Suite (Some of these you are probably already using)
- Skype for Business
- Microsoft Teams
- Business Apps from Office – Additional Management Applications (Great for sales efforts)
- Outlook Customer Manager
- Mile IQ
- Microsoft Listings
- Microsoft Connections
- Microsoft Invoicing
With the use of these applications, a small or medium-sized business not only has the tools it needs to be productive, it can scale their computing platform easily to thoroughly manage the amount of users it has, while simultaneously managing the security of the devices that are running Microsoft 365. This can be a great starting software to integrate with your team if you do not have one already.
For larger organizations or for educators there are additional options. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is designed for larger businesses that need enterprise versions of Windows 10 and Microsoft Office, while getting advanced security features. Perfect for the enterprise project team that needs the computing resources to excel right away.
Microsoft 365 Education is designed for the classroom. Educators can provide more powerful tools, without the huge capital investment that many schools simply cannot afford. With Windows 10, Office 365, and OneDrive, each student will have the resources at their disposal to see a better outcome from their education.
If your business is looking for the most reliable cloud resource, look no further than Microsoft 365. Call our consultants today to talk about how you can get Microsoft 365 working for you at (813) 749-0895. Check out our enterprise solutions and managed it services page to discover how we can help implement these programs for you as well as give your business the constant IT support it deserves.