Features,cost and advantages of Microsoft Office 365

In this resource I will give complete information about Microsoft Office 365 including the cost,advantages and features of Microsoft Office 365.

A good news for buisnesses using Microsoft Dynamics GP is the announcement of release of Microsoft Office 365. This software will come with a number of improved features in the earlier Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). Moreover it will ensure faster and efficient performance in comparison to the earlier versions.

Microsoft Office 365

Tools present in Microsoft Office 365

The tools present in the new Office 365 include
1)Office Professional Plus (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Web Apps, and OnNote) : This is something that does not needs any introduction. You must be familiar with Microsoft office. It comprises of Office Professional Plus and Office Web Apps. It supports formats like older Office formats (.doc, .xls, .ppt) and the new XML-based formats (.docx, xlsx, pptx). All the files can be accessed on mobile phones also using this software.
2)Exchange Online: It can be used to receive email on any mobile. Moreover it also provides option for voice mail, unified messaging, and archiving. Futhrmore the user can also benefit with applications including Cloud-based e-mail, calendar, and contacts. All these programs come with an effective and update antivirus. It is based on exchange Server 2010 and allows attachments up to 25 MB. IMAP and POP access are also available.
3)Share Point Online: It is also a cloud based service just like the exchange like program. It can be used for making websites with options present for social networking. Thus Share point Online feature of Microsoft Office 365 can provide a platform to find more customers easily.
4)Lync Online : Another cloud based service that can be used for instant messaging. This can ensure instant connectivity and sharing of information online without any delay.

Cost of Microsoft Office 365

In order to avail these four tools of Microsoft Office 365 the company will have to pay $24 per user every month. And that is really an economical cost in my opinion. Various other versions of the software Microsoft office 365 are also available that can be used as per the financial status of the company and as per the requirements of the company. Provisions with cost as low as $6 per month per user is also available for smaller companies.

Features of Microsoft Office 365

1)Security Features: Since Microsoft Office 365 is a product of Microsoft it is expected to be secure software. It is important to keep in mind that one should be most cautious about this security feature in applications like this which are cloud based service. Applications are accessed through 128-bit SSL/TSL in Office 365 ensuring that it is very safe to use. Security feature had been made full proof with the help of updated anti viruses. Microsoft itself keeps an eye on the systems to ensure curb of any suspicious activity.
2)ISO 27001 certified: Microsoft office 365 is certified with ISO 27001. Moreover it has completed SAS70 Type I and II audits, and obtained the EU Safe Harbor seal. Thus in my opinion users can easily trust on this software.
3)Operating Systems: Another great feature of this software is that it is easily compatible with all the operating systems. It is compatible with Windows 7 and Vista (SP2), Windows XP SP3 and Windows XP home. The online features of the software are also compatible with all the major browsers including Internet explorer, mozilla firefox and safari. Thus the compatibility of the software provides user with a variety of options.

Advantages of Microsoft Office 360

Microsoft Office 360 comes with a number of potential benefits for the users. The benefits of Microsoft Office 360 can be summarised as under:
1)It is easy to use.
2)It is easily compatible with commonly used programs including Microsoft office. This ensures that the member does not face any problem while using the software.
3)It has some unique features including disaster recovery, and robust security and privacy controls and standards.
4)Another feature that can come to the aid of users is geo-redundancy.
5)Availability of various versions at different prices is also a very important benefit of Microsoft Office 365. it is available in two versions small business and enterprise.
6)Features like Instant messaging, voice and video conferencing makes the onlione presence and works easier.

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