Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud solution for business allowing users to access and share information and tools from virtually anywhere. All of the applications within Office 365 such as Email, Video Conferencing and programs like Word and PowerPoint are all hosted remotely on secure servers financially backed by Microsoft’s 99.9% uptime guarantee.
You don’t have to worry about running costly and troublesome in-house servers – backups and updates are all performed for you by Microsoft’s skilled engineers and you’ll always have access to the latest version. Workers can access Office 365s tools from any internet connection and use devices such as PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android and of course Windows Phone to stay productive wherever they are.
Users can collaborate on a documents in real-time, no more waiting for one person to finish editing before the next person can get hold of the document. Using Office 365 and Microsoft Word 2010 workers can access, update and save a document simultaneously and rather than emailing the document back and forth between team members you can invite people to work with you on the document – even if they are outside you organisation.
Instant Messaging is the glue that allows the collaboration tools within Office 365 to work. Workers can connect instantly with one-another any time they are online. IM can save workers time by allowing them to ask a colleague a quick question or sharing a link, without having to compose an email or walk down to another office. IM also allows remote workers to be accessible without being in the office.
Office 365 online conferencing tool allows your team to hold face-to-face meetings using both audio and video from any location. The functionality integrates with both Microsoft Outlook email and calendars and includes screen sharing capabilities.
You can access all of this great functionality when you’re out and about too. Sales people or remote workers can access email,documents, calendars and more from almost any mobile device. If you have a Windows Phone or Tablet device the experience is even better with Microsoft Office installed directly into the device.