Since the announcement of Microsoft 365 at the Inspire event back in July 2017 – and its subsequent release – many businesses and organisations have been enjoying the benefits of seamless integration, consistency across entire workplaces, and increased flexibility for productive output and creative thinking space.
But what exactly is Microsoft 365, and how can it help bring whole companies together?
What Is Microsoft 365?
It’s easiest to think of Microsoft 365 as a collection of separate Microsoft services, applications and tools, all under one single subscription. It allows small businesses affordable access to enterprise-level services, and creates a state of technological and operational consistency across the entire board.
Microsoft 365’s primary features bring flagship products such as Windows 10, Office 365, Skype and OneDrive under one roof, along with some of the most powerful cybersecurity and file protection solutions on the market.
Microsoft 365 is Cloud Based
Being on the cloud enables your business – and the teams within – to make full use of all the available benefits, such as file sharing, team collaboration and communication. It also allows administrators access to a central control centre where they can manage domains, users, subscriptions and much more.
Stay Up to Date
Another benefit of being managed on the cloud is that your subscription will always provide you with the very latest versions of all of your applications and services. This includes security patches and updates, applications, and even Windows 10 itself. You’ll no longer need to concern yourself with manually updating your installed apps and services, and can always be sure that everybody across your entire organisation is working with the same tools and on a level playing field.
Increased Security and Data Encryption
The Enterprise level of Microsoft 365 comes with Enterprise Mobility + Security. Among the usual and expected forms of cybersecurity such as antivirus measures and protection against hacks and attacks, this also offers information and data protection from Azure. Taking advantage of this feature will enable you to encrypt your files, protecting sensitive information against misplacement or theft.
This type of data protection and file security will be a great benefit to your and your business when it comes to compliance with the GDPR.
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