Most computer users will have relied on Microsoft Office to produce letters, spreadsheets and presentations, to send and receive emails, and utilise a database.
But have you thought about using Office 365?
Since Microsoft launched Office 365 in 2011, many organisations have benefited from the numerous features it offers. As you may be aware, Office 365 is a subscription based service which comes in a number of varieties to cater for most requirements.
What are the Benefits of Office 365?
It can allow each user to install local copies of the latest Office applications on up to five devices. The most commonly used applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. If you need to upgrade your Office applications and want to spread the cost, this can be a cost-effective method.
Additionally, with Office 365 you always have the most up to date version of Office installed, so you will not need to purchase a new version every time they are launched.
And Hosted Emails!
If you require a hosted email service, Microsoft’s Hosted Exchange is included in many of the 365 plans. This can provide an attractive way for SME’s to enjoy all the benefits of an Exchange Server – such as fast, secure, synchronised email and calendars – but without needing to spend thousands of pounds purchasing a new server with Microsoft Exchange. Vantage IT is a big fan of Hosted Exchange for emails. We provide our own service that includes backup and robust anti-spam functionality.
Other notable features that come as standard with Office 365 are 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage, 50GB mailboxes per user and attachment sizes of up to 150MB.
If your organisation has a creaking server with an old version of Exchange, and each user is struggling with older versions of Microsoft Office, please contact us today. We will happily advise on a suitable plan tailored to your needs.