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Since Microsoft’s launch of Office 365 (O365) in 2013, it has changed the landscape of software/cloud technologies. There are a plethora of reasons for your business to choose Microsoft SaaS services for your day to day activities, but here are just a few key features to answer the “Why” in choosing O365.

Office 365 Key Features

Anytime/Anywhere Access

All 365 applications and services are available to you anywhere with an internet connection so you can start work in one location and finish anywhere else you can connect. You also have the option, through licensing, to install Office applications right on your computer.

Licensing

Some Office 365 licensing offers five Office application licenses per user (Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Outlook/One Note) with complete control of which of your computers are licensed. Microsoft also provides deep discounts to 501c (not for profit organizations) and educational institutions.

Collaboration in Real-Time (Co-Authoring)

Office 365 offers online or application (word/excel/powerpoint) collaboration in real-time and saves each version automatically, which allows you to revert to older versions with ease.

External Sharing

Office 365 allows you to collaborate with people outside your organization while simultaneously allowing you to control the security of your data. Office 365 allows you to control who can see and even allows you to control how long users have access to that shared data.

Built-in security

All of Office 365 Applications are accessed through 128-bit encryption, which is one of the most secure methods in today’s modern technologies. Office 365 even comes with its own built-in antivirus/anti-malware that scans your email messages, documents, and applications.

Easy to manage

Office 365 admin center is a robust, single pane of glass, administration center that allows you to keep all your applications and administrations organized. From the administration of Exchange online to adding users in Azure AD, Office 365 Admin Center gives you one location for all things 365.

Office 365 Support

Office 365 offers multi-level support. From service health notifications in your admin center dashboard to 24/7 email/phone/chat. All Office 365 plans come with Microsoft support.

Sign up with Xtivia and receive Premier partner support, which provides elevated Office 365 support, including Microsoft-managed support from a cloud expert, exclusive proactive services for your Office 365 environment, and highest priority reactive support.

Cost

Office 365 is a big money saver. Instead of spending tens of thousands on hardware (exchange online), OS licensing, application licensing, etc., you pay as little as $10 per user and have your own exchange mail service, Sharepoint/File server, and all your Office applications. Office 365 also allows you to stay up to date with their latest application versions so you’ll never have to pay to upgrade your Office application/email service again.

Cloud Storage

Office 365 offers 1TB of data storage with One Drive. Access any of your data anywhere with an internet connection. Share and collaborate with Onedrive sharing features.

There has never been a better time to switch to Office 365. With the continuous evolution of cloud technologies, Microsoft continues to deliver amazing products at an affordable price without sacrificing security.

Need help deciding the best Office 365 products to fit your business needs? Let the experts at XTIVIA get your business on the fast track to the latest technologies and securities Microsoft has to offer.

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