10 Things You Must Know Before Buying Office 365
WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT MICROSOFT OFFICE 365?
If people are telling you that it’s ‘the way of the future’ and ‘you can’t run your business without it’, then perhaps you’ve considered switching or upgrading to Office 365? Before you make such a major decision, it’s important that you understand all of the facts…
That’s why we’ve published this useful 10-Step guide to give you the pros and cons and answer questions, such as: Is it secure? Will it cost more? Is there virus and spam protection? Can I install this software myself?
10 Things you should know before buying Office 365
1: Office 365 is a Cloud based solution
For those of you that don’t know, when you hear people talking about the Cloud, it has nothing to do with the white fluffy things in the sky. The Cloud is basically an off-site file
hosting service, meaning that it runs over the internet instead of locally on your computer.
The great thing about office 365 being Cloud based is that you will be able to access your files and programs from any location, using any device. All you need is a secure connection to the
internet. The forecast for Cloud solutions is that we will be seeing a lot more of them in the future. So if your organisation wants to evolve it’s time to embrace the hybrid Cloud.
2. The three formations of Microsoft office
Most of us will be very familiar with Microsoft office, you have probably been using the desktop version for years and will be comfortable with the logistics of the software. More recent additions to the office family include Office 365 and Web Apps. Web apps is a free, limited edition of Office that is integrated with Microsoft’s SkyDrive and lets users view and edit files using online versions of programs such as Word. Web apps is particularly useful on devices that don’t have Office installed. One note of caution though—see point 7 for its limitations.
Office 365 is Microsoft’s subscription-based service that basically offers the functionality of Office but in the Cloud. It supplies the desktop functionality you need but with the convenience of being able to view and edit documents online.
Office 365 supports multiple devices and can be accessed from a wide range of locations, making it extremely convenient. Saying that… it is important that you consider what you would do if your internet provider was to go down and you couldn’t access your enterprise software and data.
Microsoft does not control how you access the internet and, therefore, cannot account for any failures with this.
3. Do you have the correct System requirements to operate office 365?
To run office 365 you need either Windows 7, 8 or 10. If you’re a Mac user you will need to be running either OS x 10.6 or a later version. Office 365 users will……..
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