Microsoft 365 provides the de facto choice for emails and file storage, as well as the world's most popular office apps.
Most importantly, it's the best way to migrate your SME to the cloud, allowing users to access their files and email from anywhere.
And today, Microsoft Teams is an essential part of any business for sharing information, and communicating with clients and partners.
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Microsoft is well known for its confusing naming schemes, and Microsoft 365 is no different, especially as there are separate schemes for home and business products, which are very different and have ostensibly the same names. The key for businesses is to take advantage of both the applications and the services that come with Microsoft 365 Business.
Microsoft 365 Business Standard subscription includes the Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other apps (previously, “Office”). Some business are using older versions of Office that were perpetually licensed. Your business will need to move off of those older versions eventually – doing so now gets you the latest versions of the products with the latest software updates.
Of more importance to business are the services included in Basic, Standard, and Business Premium. In particular, Exchange for email, and SharePoint for files. These are the two absolutely critical services for SMEs to use, with them, you essentially guarantee safe storage and transmission of data, save for accidental or intentional damage. They happen to be extremely inexpensive thanks to the scale at which Microsoft operates.
Microsoft 365 also allows you to use Teams within your business to full effect. Teams is effectively the de facto standard in how to share information both within the business and with people external to the business – as such its use will only become more predominant as time goes on.
Most SMEs have a blind-spot about the importance of backing up Microsoft 365 data. Whilst Microsoft never loses or corrupts data, data can be lost or damaged by “bad actors”, or simply making mistakes. It’s essential that SMEs look at putting a “cloud-to-cloud” backup solution in place for Microsoft 365.
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