Moving to Office 365 in the Cloud: Myth 1

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Most companies have decided they need the business agility and want the cost savings that come when moving to the cloud. But with the bewildering amount of contradictory information floating around on the Internet, not many really understand exactly what that means or what it entails. 

Companies considering Microsoft Office 365 as their first step in moving applications to hosted solutions face similar inconsistencies, making it difficult to separate fact from fiction. For example, some businesses incorrectly believe Office 365 is simply a version of Office accessed by a browser. That’s just one of the misconceptions about Office 365 we want to correct. When considering Office 365 to power your business, you need to know the facts.

In this series of blogs we aim to help bust 10 myths we often hear when speaking to businesses about moving to the Cloud.

 

MYTH 1: Office 365 is just Office tools in the cloud, and I can only use it online.

 

FACT

Office 365 is a suite of cloud-based productivity services, which can include:
• Exchange Online for email and calendaring.
• SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business for collaboration, websites, workflows, and enterprise file sync and share.
• Skype for Business for voice, IM, meetings, and presence.
• Yammer Enterprise for social collaboration.
• Office 365 ProPlus—the Office desktop client you already know and use, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Skype for Business, and OneNote, with the added benefit of being licensed, deployed, and updated as a service. Office 365 ProPlus is installed on your device, so it’s available even when you are offline. And you have a choice of storing data on-premises or in the cloud.
27th April 2016
By pcr


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