Microsoft’s online Office 365 is available to your users virtually anytime, anywhere. All they need is an Internet connection. And Microsoft handle the management chores in the cloud. Here are just some of Office 365’s features and benefits:

Seamless upgrades


No need to wait for IT to install or upgrade applications. Since they’re hosted in Microsoft’s cloud, upgrades are instant and automatic.

Wherever you roam


In a mobile world, it’s important to be able to pick up quickly where you left off. Office 365 stores users settings, custom dictionaries and recent documents.

One version of the truth


Since documents live in the cloud, every user on a project has access to the most up-to-date versions, making for enhanced collaboration.

Feel secure


The security of your documents is managed by Microsoft under a service level agreement. IT can focus more resources on business processes, but still have flexibility and control over document security.

Keep compliant


Speedy e-discovery, retention and archiving policies, data loss prevention policies and rights management services offer companies compliance tools they can use.

Powerful admin tools


Office 365 unifies the IT administration experience. Manage Exchange, SharePoint and Lync from any browser, but still have PowerShell commands to automate management tasks.

Uptime guarantee


Your Office applications get 99.9% uptime, financially guaranteed by a service level agreement. And Office 365 will run alongside your on-premise applications, so you can migrate on your schedule.


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