Top Reasons to Acquire Microsoft Office 365 Services
Posted On May 3, 2019
If you’re working with a team for projects that involve documentation, meetings, presentations, task monitoring, and a lot of collaboration wherein you need a variety of applications to finish your tasks in just 15 or 30 minutes, then Microsoft Office 365 is probably the best tool for you to use.
Microsoft Office 365 offers three main products: Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. All three products offer different services depending on your needs. Before you acquire any of the three, you must first decide on how you want to use each of them.
Office 365 Home plans
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Let’s talk about the Office 365, which is perfect if you need office applications like Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access (for PC only), and other services. You can opt for either home or business plans from Office 365.
If you choose Office 365 for home, personal, or educational use, subscription value ranges from $79.99/year (Office 365 Home), $59.99/year (Office 365 Personal), and $119.99/year (Office Home & Student 2019).
Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal plans include office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher (PC only), Access (for PC only). Home and personal plans also offer other services like Skype for communication and OneDrive for storing files.
Office Home & Student 2019 only has Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, but you don’t have to worry because you can still get other services when you subscribe to this plan like the access to additional OneNote features—which is, by the way, also available when you subscribe to home and personal plans.
The difference among the three home plans is that you can opt to subscribe for Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal every month, while the Office Home & Student 2019 is a one-time purchase. That’s up to you if you prefer a monthly subscription or a one-time purchase.
Office 365 Business plans
If you prefer Office 365 business plans, there are three options for you— Office 365 Business ($8.55 per month with annual commitment), Office 365 Business Premium ($12.50 per month with annual commitment), and Office 365 Business Essentials ($5.00 per month with annual commitment).
Annual commitment means you can sign up for one-year subscription, and you can choose to pay for the product or service’s price every month or the entire year.
Office 365 Business is best for businesses that require office applications, cloud file storage, ad sharing on PC, Mac, or mobile; however, business email is not included in the plan. Office 365 Business Premium is an excellent choice for those who need business email, office applications like Word, and other services on PC, Mac, or mobile devices.
Office 365 Business Essentials is good for those who are always using the web and mobile, because desktop versions of Office applications are not included in this plan. This plan works with the latest version of Office, Office 2013, and Office 2011 for Mac. Previous versions of Office (Office 2010 and 2007) may work with Office 365 but with reduced functionality. This compatibility with Office does not include the Exchange Online Kiosk or Office 365 F1 plans.
Office 365 Business plans include a lot of services like OneDrive, Exchange for mailing and calendaring, SharePoint for managing sites, documents, and applications, and Microsoft Teams for chats, meeting, and more.
All three business plans can be used by a maximum of 300 users, have 24/7 phone and web support, and have 1 terabyte of OneDrive storage.
You can also use Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium for free or buy for $10.00 per user/month with a monthly commitment. You can’t try Office 365 Business Essentials for free, but you can subscribe for $6.00 per user/month with a monthly commitment.
Windows 10: Enterprise, Pro, and S mode
Another product of Microsoft Office 365 is the Windows 10, which promises an intelligent way to secure your files, simplify updates, comprehensively manage your device, and provide an easier navigation of features and built-in tools.
Windows 10 gives you Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 in S mode. All three offer a variety of powerful and intelligent features for business and personal use.
Windows 10 Enterprise is good for large and medium organizations that require a convenient control over applications. Windows 10 has full security feature that includes Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for analytics, cross-platform integration, centralized detection, and prevention management. With Windows10, you can achieve compatibility in applications with a minimal cost and effort. You can also customize features and apps remotely, deliver virtual desktops on Azure, and OS update controls.
Windows 10 Pro
If Windows 10 lets your IT professionals get a full supervision and control over apps, the Windows 10 Prowill allow you to run your business all by yourself. Windows 10 Pro won’t let you worry with modern threats, because it has security features to protect your devices. You’ll also have experience with built-in tools like inking, tablet mode, and touchscreen. It can also help you connect to business resources with Azure Active Directory.
You can also upgrade to Windows 10 if you’re still on Windows 7 or if you’re using an old PC. Before trying Windows 10 Pro, you need to check if your equipment meets the system requirements.
The requirements are 1GHz processor or faster, up to 20GB available hard disk space, 1GB RAM for 32-bit, 2GB for 64-bit, Internet access (fees may apply), 800 x 600 screen resolution or higher for video card, and more.
Windows 10 Pro in S mode
If you’re looking for simplicity, familiarity, and—at the same time—security, look no further. With the S mode, a single device can be used by multiple user profiles. A user can now try the applications that they need for their tasks.
A person can also prevent another user from switching their device out of S mode without IT permission. If you want to switch to multiple devices, the Use Mobile Device Management feature allows one to do so to utilize the full power of Windows 10 Pro.
The Enterprise and Mobility + Security, also known as EMS, provides variety of in-depth security features for your devices.
It helps you secure your identity by going password-less, turning on multi-factor authentication, enabling password protection with the help of Azure AD password protection, and protect your Windows 10 identity. The S mode will allow users to secure connections between other people who are using different devices, apps, and data.
How does Windows 10 protect your business? Microsoft has been focusing on cybersecurity by validating identities, protecting user devices and signals from sensors, evaluating email messages and malicious document, protecting SaaS applications and their data stores, protect services, and networks across cloud and on-premises location.
If you’re running a business that deals with sensitive data, and you want an easier collaboration with your team, it’s practical to use Microsoft Office 365 services.
You not only get easier navigation of applications, but you can also have full control of the services the MS O365 offers.
So, there you go. We hope this article helped you in any way. Have you tried using any of Microsoft Office 365 services? Which is your favorite? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.