Microsoft 365

Did you know that most businesses are overpaying for their 365 licences?

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What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 Business plans are designed for teams of every shape, size, and type to help increase productivity and creativity by providing tools that help you work smarter and faster. Providing a wide variety of tools to help manage and build your business as well as helping you stay connected with your colleagues and customers from any location.

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Microsoft 365 is an email and productivity software that enables businesses to communicate and collaborate easier whilst safeguarding your data.

From Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and teams, Microsoft 365 for business plans are scalable to give users the tools they need to ensure you are equipped with the right solution at a price that suites your budgetary needs. Their applications are user friendly and intuitive, enabling everyone to use their tools no matter their level of expertise, they also come with a substantial cyber security offering ensuring your data is secure and only accessible to those who need it. 

Making the most of your Microsoft 365 licences.

At Sand we review and manage your Microsoft 365 Licences, ensuring that you are getting the most out of your packages and only paying for what you need.

We at Sand Communications, understand that businesses require powerful tools to enhance productivity, collaboration, and security This is why we love Microsoft 365. 

Features of Microsoft 365 Business

Business Microsoft 365 Desktop Apps

All Microsoft 365 desktop applications are available through the Microsoft 365 Business suite. Giving you access to always up-to-date desktop and mobile versions of 365 for business programmes including: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, Outlook, OneDrive, and SharePoint. These apps are essential for the day-to-day business operations, enabling users to create, share and edit documents seamlessly across different teams and different devices. Integrated with OneDrive, all files are automatically saved to the cloud, providing easy access and collaboration.

Microsoft Outlook

Outlook is the world’s most used professional email hosting platform. Each user can have a personalised business email address with their domain name, enhancing the brands credibility and identity. It is a full serviced email platform that boosts connectivity between colleagues and customers securely and effectively by allowing you to manage all your mailboxes, manage your calendar, schedule meetings, and get reminders all on a single platform.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows your team to host online meetings and video calls, chat with colleagues and customers through the medium of instant message, bring together all your team’s files, apps, meetings and chats enabling easier collaboration and connectivity from anywhere in the world. It works seamlessly on desktop, tablet or mobile.

OneDrive

OneDrive for Business is a secure cloud storage platform that allows you to store, share and sync files. Users can access their files on any device, providing it has an internet connection. Included within your Microsoft 365 Business licence you are entitled to up to 1TB of storage per user, allowing users to work on a file, save it directly to OneDrive and all changes are updated and synced across all devices. Files can also be shared with external contacts by simply sharing the guest link to the file, allowing for easier collaboration between businesses and their customers, suppliers, and investors.

SharePoint

Online is a content management platform that enables businesses to create document libraries, team sites and intranet sites. It promotes collaboration through centralised storage, version control and permission management ensuring that only the right people have access to the right information. It is customisable features make it a versatile tool for your unique business needs.

Enhances Security and Compliance

Cyberattacks are on the rise, cybercriminals are working harder and smarter to breach company data. Which is why you should be making cyber security your top priority. Microsoft 365 for Business provides a vast range of security features, including threat protection, data loss prevention and identity management. Exchange Online Protection protects your emails against spam, malware and known threats, Azure Information Protection secures your sensitive data through encryption and access control, while Advanced Threat Protection helps safeguard your business against sophisticated cyber threats.

Windows 365 Cloud PC

The Windows 365 Cloud PC subscriptions allow you to combine the power and security of the cloud with the simplicity and versatility of the PC. It is a personal cloud virtual desktop service, meaning that you can stream your apps, data, content, and settings from Microsoft Cloud to any device. It is easy to set up, and scalable to fit your needs and securely support hybrid working.

Windows 365 Cloud PC can help you grow your business whilst managing cost and reducing risk. It reduces security risks, by storing information on the cloud and not on individual devices, increases productivity by empowering your workforce to work when and where they need, with Windows in the cloud steamed to any device.

Microsoft 365 Business Plans and Pricing

All packaged 365 Licences such as basic, standard and premium are available from Sand Communications, prices start from £5 per user per month.

As part of your complimentary IT audit, Sand Communications would perform a full review of all 365 licences to ensure you are only paying for what you need, closing any unused accounts and amending licences where necessary. We would then take ownership of your account, freeing up your internal team to get on with their important work.

This includes:

Licence purchases: we allow you the flexibility to purchase 365 licences as and when they are required to an agreed cost.

365 Support: Sand handle the day-to-day tasks such as password reset, email forwarding, diverts and more.

How to get started

We understand that changing your provider can be a daunting task, however we work tirelessly to ensure the process is as seamless as possible.

Give us a call on 01423 222333 or

take the first step today and book a discovery call to see how Sand Communications can help transform your IT helpdesk:

Rebekah Stewart

Solutions Advisor

  • 5+ IT experience
  • Cyber Security consultancy
  • Outsourced IT support
  • Infrastructure Management

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know which plan is right for my business?

One of our IT professionals can walk you through each plan, as well as your requirements and advise on which plan is most suitable for your business.

Can I have a mix of licences?

Yes, not everyone in your business will require the same licence. We can work with you to identify which licences suits every function of your business.

Can I install the Microsoft 365 apps on multiple devices if I have a business plan?

Yes, you can install the apps on up to 5 PCs, or Macs, 5 tablets and 5 mobile devices.

I currently use a different system for my emailing and desktop apps, why should I change?

There are multiple reasons to why you should migrate:

  1. Enhanced accessibility (at any place and time)
  2. Cost effective pay-as-you-go pricing plans
  3. Automated backup of files and emails
  4. Trusted source and high-end security
  5. Collaboration throughout the complete Microsoft applications and packages
  6. Online conferencing for video sharing, screen-sharing and not taking throughout one application

If you would like to learn more about how Microsoft 365 Business can benefit your organisation, or would like a complimentary review of your current licences. Please get in touch and one of our team will be with you shortly.