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What businesses really need to know about moving to Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is the productivity cloud designed to help each of us achieve what matters, in our work and life, with best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and advanced security.

Microsoft changed the name of the Office products to be more reflective of the range of features and benefits in the subscription. Microsoft 365 includes everything you know in Office 365, including best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and advanced security:

– Office 365 Business Essentials is now Microsoft 365 Business Basic

– Office 365 Business Premium is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard

– Microsoft 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Business Premium

– Office 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Apps for business

There are no price or feature changes for small and medium business plans. The same plans are available, only with an updated name.

Your existing Office 365 subscription will automatically be renamed to Microsoft 365 and you will see the name of your subscription update to the new name across your Admin Portal and monthly billing statements.

Microsoft 365 brings Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security together in a complete, intelligent solution that empowers employees to be creative and work together securely and effectively—no matter where they’re working or what device they’re using.

When considering new technologies to power your organization, you need to know the facts. Your business depends on it. To help you make the switch here are some commonly asked questions.

We hope that once you have a better understanding of the productivity and collaboration that Microsoft 365 provides, you will let us help you streamline the process of moving to the cloud with Microsoft 365.

Commonly Asked Questions

If we move our data to the cloud, we will no longer have control of our technology?

NO – You still have total control of your technology, but your IT department won’t have to worry about constant updates.

Is keeping data on-premises safer than storing it in the cloud?

NO – Security and uptime come standard with Microsoft 365.

Do I have to move everything to the cloud? Is it an all-or-nothing proposition?

NO – You can move to the cloud at your own pace or use a hybrid approach.

Will migrating to the cloud be too complicated for my business?

NO – We’re here to help every step of the way.

Will corporate spies, cyber thieves, and governments have access to my data if it’s in the cloud?

NO – It’s your data, not anyone else’s – it is absolutely safe.

Will we have to learn all new tools to manage SharePoint Online?

NO – SharePoint Online abstracts the infrastructure, without changing anything else.

Is Microsoft Teams just another chat program?

NO – Teams is a complete chat and online meetings solution that lets you host audio, video, and web conferences, and chat with anyone inside or outside your organization.

Is it true that Email isn’t any simpler in the cloud?

NO – With automatic updates, you don’t have to worry about email downtime.

Will continuous updates break my critical business applications?

NO – Microsoft 365 updates won’t negatively impact your existing applications, in fact, it makes them safer.

Is it right that Microsoft 365 is just Windows and Office in the cloud, and we can only use them online?

NO – Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based solution that includes full versions of familiar Office apps.