Why Office 365 Rocks

Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 gives both small businesses and enterprises a cost-effective platform to work, share and collaborate.

Office 365 includes Microsoft’s popular productivity and communications tools and preferred client and server applications for both Windows and Mac users.

1. Security

  • Office 365 was developed in the secure cloud-based environment
  • Office 365 is constantly updated to comply with the latest security and antivirus protocols
  • Security measures are in accordance with the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing initiative and the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) for Microsoft Online Services

2. Reliability

  • Office 365 applications are backed by multiple data centres worldwide
  • Microsoft benefits from a redundant network architecture
  • The network has a 99,9% scheduled uptime according to the Microsoft Online Services SLA

3. Compliance

  • Office 365 services are compliant with information security ISO 27001 standards
  • The service has completed SAS70 Type I and II audits
  • Microsoft provides added compliance with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
The advantage of the Microsoft Office 365 suite is that the cloud service is provided by Microsoft and, thus, eliminates a company’s IT maintenance tasks, such as patching, and infrastructure support costs. For end users, the advantage is the ability to access Office 365 offerings using any device anywhere with an internet connection.

4. Single Login Access

  • Office 365 applications can be enabled for automatic single sign-on access
  • The single access can be configured via the Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) on the network running Server 2008 Active Directory

5. Exchange Online

  • Exchange Online is the email server platform in Office 365
  • Exchange Online offers email users the same benefits of popular Exchange Server 2010 at a fraction of the cost in the cloud
  • Features include email archives, conversations, voicemail and active sync with mobile devices

6. SharePoint Online

  • SharePoint Online is the collaborative software of Office 365
  • Integrates with all the familiar Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) or Office Web Apps
  • Allows simultaneous editing, sharing and PowerPoint presentation broadcasting
  • Can manage documents offline and synchronise back to the server when reconnected
  • SharePoint Online works with most popular browsers and mobile devices

7. Office Web Apps

  • The Office Web Apps supplement the Office 365 user experience
  • Permits quick document creation, editing and publishing on-the-go
  • Provides fast and remote access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote
  • Uses the same interface as the traditional Office applications

Microsoft Office 365 is cloud-enabled and subscription-based and includes Office, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online and Microsoft Office Web Apps.

 

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