Technology - Aug 16, 2019
Microsoft 365 is a complete unified solution deployed on the cloud offered under single license that includes Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Microsoft 365 provides operating system functionality as well as productivity apps for your users, as well as a new online management platform and deployment tools for IT administrators and IT support professionals to use.
Microsoft 365 includes Office 365 ProPlus, which comes with Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. These apps can be accessed via the cloud or installed locally on multiple platforms including Windows 10, iOS and Android (up to five different device installations per user). In addition to the popular Office apps, you also get access to Microsoft Teams, Power BI, Microsoft Flow, and PowerApps.
Microsoft 365 comes in four options: Enterprise, Business, Academic, and Government.
Windows 10 Enterprise licenses are included with a Microsoft 365 Enterprise subscription. Windows 10 is a modern, cloud-enabled operating system that supports features such as biometric sign-in, touch, and universal applications. It also supports modern management and device deployment with Windows Autopilot.
Windows Autopilot is a deployment method which reduces the amount of time needed to provision devices for your users. Administrators can quickly pre-configure settings so that devices can be shipped directly to users. Once these devices are attached to your Microsoft 365 tenant, they can be auto-configured and managed from the mobile device management (MDM) solution.
Microsoft 365 (M365) includes Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) which is a suite of products that includes Azure Active Directory (which offers cloud-based identity and access services), Azure Information Protection (which offers document labelling, classification, protection, and security), Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (which provides real-time monitoring and protection against malware threats), and Microsoft Device Management (which use Intune to offer a mobile device and app management solution).
Microsoft 365 Solutions
• Productivity Solutions
• Email and Calendaring
• File storage
• Protect your data on company and personal devices
• Antivirus, antimalware, and spyware protection
• Safe and consistent operating system across PC systems
• New PC deployment automation
• Device Management
• 99.9% SLA
A hosted collaboration and productivity suite. Hosted meaning everything you need is online and accessible from virtually anywhere, because it's not installed locally on your computer.
Office 365 is a subscription-based service targeted to home users, professionals, and businesses that brings together the best tools for the way people work today. By combining best-in-class apps like Excel and Outlook with powerful cloud services like OneDrive and Microsoft Teams, Office 365 lets anyone create and share anywhere on any device.
Office 365 positioned at two different market segments
1) Office 365 for Business - specifically designed for small and medium sized businesses with up to 300 users.
a. Office 365 Business Premium + Advanced Security & Device Management
2) Office 365 for Home- designed to meet the modern family needs offers up to five users.
1) Microsoft 365 Business:
Developed for small and midsize business for up to 300 users. It includes the business versions of Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility and Security, and provides Windows 10 business license upgrade. Numerous special business features and products included in the Business SKU are planned at enabling smaller businesses who may not have an IT department to easily move to the cloud.
Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Business Plans & Features Comparison
|Office 365 Business Premium ($12.50 USD/user/month)||Microsoft 365 Business ($20 USD/user/month)|
|Devices per license||5 PCs or Macs ,5 tablets & 5 mobile devices||5 PCs or Macs ,5 tablets & 5 mobile devices|
|Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote & Outlook||●||●|
|Publisher & Access (PC only)||●||●|
|Office apps for iOS and Android devices||●||●|
|Automatic new feature updates||●||●|
|Customer relationship manager built into Outlook||●||●|
|Self-service online customer scheduling||●||●|
|Create automated workflows with Microsoft Flow||●||●|
|Online meetings w/ screen sharing, audio and HD video||●||●|
|A hub for teamwork with Microsoft Teams||●||●|
|Task management for teams with Microsoft Planner||●||●|
|Business-class email, calendar and contacts||●||●|
|Office document versioning and history||●||●|
|File storage and sharing with 1TB per user||●||●|
|Document co-authoring and offline sync||●||●|
|Securely manage data on Windows, macOS, iOS, & Android||●|
|Self-service PC deployment with Windows Autopilot||●|
|Simplified controls to manage Windows 10 Pro PCs||●|
|Advanced Security Features|
|Helps protect your business from malware||●|
|Information Protection policies help control & manage data access||●|
|Controls to protect company data on personal mobile devices||●|
|Preservation, Compliance & Archiving capabilities with continuous backup||●|
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