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)

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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