Microsoft Office 365, the technology giant’s suite of productivity apps for the cloud, made its global debut in June. The cloud-based software places Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Exchange and Lync into the cloud. The wait is over and Microsoft Office 365 is here! What are you waiting for? Now is the ideal time to take your business to the cloud!
Technology continues to take us to new heights, finding solutions to make our jobs easier and our businesses run more smoothly. Microsoft Office 365 is a wonderful new solution for businesses both large and small. With customized packages fitting nearly any budget, Microsoft Office 365 can provide email, document storage, contacts, and calendar information in the cloud - which means that it all can be accessed by computer and on many mobile devices (including Windows Phone, iPhone, Android phones, Symbian phones, and Blackberry). This new software is perfect for employees working on the road or from home. Let’s take a look at each of its components and how online access can help streamline your business:
- SharePoint Online offers a central location to store and share documents with colleagues, vendors, and customers. Multiple employees are able to work together on proposals or projects without having to be located in the same office and without shuffling emails back and forth. Documents are protected in the cloud from crashing servers, lost laptops, and other common office mishaps.
- Exchange Online provides email, calendar, and contact information at your fingertips. Have your own schedule and that of your colleagues at all times. Email and contact information is protected with antivirus and anti-spam filters and unlimited IT phone support 24/7.
- Lync Online, a next-generation cloud communication service will change the way you interact with colleagues and customers. Using your computer or most mobile devices, you can instant message, audio/video call, and have online meetings with audio, video, and web conferencing. Upgrading to Lync Online will save you time and money that is usually spent on travelling to meetings.
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