Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based version of Microsoft’s popular business productivity software, Microsoft Office. Since its launch in 2001, Office 365 has been continually updated and improved, with extra apps and services and a diverse number of pre-packaged plans that cater to the specific needs of different organisations.
As a cloud-based service, all applications, data, and services are hosted on Microsoft’s servers. This means that you can now deploy and leverage these solutions within your business with more functionality, at a fraction of the cost of traditional on-premise deployments. Office 365 also offers integrated security, to ensure that your data is kept safe. For more of this, see our IT Security page.
The Office 365 Productivity suite includes email, file storage, sharing, collaboration, communications, project management, workflow, and much more. The suite offers existing integrations with hundreds of non-Microsoft business and social applications, with more being written and released constantly. Additionally, Microsoft 365 operates cross-platform, providing you with the ability to switch between devices without losing access to any of your work or relevant applications.
Despite offering cutting-edge functionality, Office 365 removes the entry-level financial barriers to using the latest technology. Its subscription purchase model allows small and medium-sized businesses to operate at the same technological level as multinational enterprises.
Office 365 migration can take from several minutes to several months, depending on the needs and size of your business. On average, we would expect a batch of 1000 mailboxes to take around two weeks to migrate to Office 365.