October 09, 2016

Top 5 Benefits of Using Office 365

By SpiderGroup

Office 365 is an all-in-one hosted email, and Microsoft Office, licensing solution. There are a number of Office 365 options, all explained on our Office 365 page. However, what are the top 5 benefits of migrating your business to Office 365?

1. Easy to manage email accounts

As an Office 365 Admin, you can create email addresses, shared mailboxes and reset passwords from one easy-to-use web console. Email aliases and distribution lists can also be created. If a member of staff leaves, his or her mailbox can be left accessible to other members of staff.

SpiderGroup can manage this all for you if you want, or you can manage yourself.

2. Latest Office apps on up to 5 devices

With Office 365 Business Premium, you also get an office application subscription license. In 2016, users tend to have multiple devices (laptop, desktop, tablet, phone) so you are licensed to install all office applications on up to 5 devices. Didn’t know you could use Microsoft Office on your iPad? You can now, click here to find out how.

3. In-browser Office applications

In addition to installing Office on 5 devices, Microsoft have developed versions of the office applications that you can use directly in your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc). They are generally less featured than the full Office applications, but if you need to jump onto a friend’s laptop without Excel to bring up a spreadsheet and make a change, you can. You can even share your office documents in browser with others using OneDrive.

4. OneDrive

With Office 365 Business Premium, you get 1 TB (that’s 1024 GBs!) of cloud storage. You can use this for backing up your devices and/or business documents. It’s easy to browse your documents online or share with other people. There are OneDrive apps for iOS, Android, macOS and Windows. All of the latest office applications also support directly saving onto OneDrive.

5. SharePoint

A little known feature of Office 365 is the ability to create your own SharePoint website, which is both an online document storage system similar to OneDrive and your own website/wiki builder. If your company wants to share information in an easy-to-use web portal between staff, this may be the solution for you.

SpiderGroup have years of experience with Sharepoint and offer specialist Office 365 support in Bristol and the South West, so if you need any more information on how this works, please contact us by filling in our online form or ringing us on 0117 933 0570.

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