Doing Business Remotely? Choose Microsoft 365 Business

If your company needs to implement best practices for working from home, the cloud-based suite Microsoft 365 (M365) offers the right balance of productivity and enterprise-grade security tailored at SMEs. Here is why the M365 business subscription makes perfect sense.

Enterprise-level management from home

Previously, Microsoft 365 was defined exclusively as a bundle which included Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, catering mainly to large organisations.

From April 2020, the benefits of the M365 package, which include top enterprise-grade security and device management, aside from the Office productivity and collaborative tools, are open to the changing needs of the more flexible SMEs.

Flexibility and remote access are critical, and business owners can opt for M365 essential and premium business subscription according to their needs. For example, choosing M365 Business Premium comes with device management capabilities, which is vital to consider when your team uses multiple devices to work outside the office.

The new home for Office 365 for business

All Office 365 Business subscriptions – Essential, Premium and Pro Plus – have also been rebranded as M365 subscriptions. (the enterprise editions will retain the Office 365 branding). While pricing and other info remain unchanged, this renaming confirms again that Office 365 is more than just about the necessary Word, Excel, and PowerPoint tools.

New apps like Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Forms, Planner of Stream have become must-haves for collaborative work, calendar syncing, storing and sharing documents, team chats, video calls and online meetings. These apps are part of the M365 subscription, with advanced security features and automatic updates to the latest versions.

Furthermore, you don’t have to purchase separate app subscriptions for Teams or Outlook, for example, worry about missing a critical cloud service or skimping on security firewalls. It’s ideal if you want to simplify on IT management, easily manage data, users and devices, and keep up team productivity on the go.

Strategix can assist with the setup and configuration of your ideal Microsoft 365 solution, so you can focus on running your business. Contact us for more info.