Microsoft 365 Business

Updated: Jan 6


Hi guys, I’d like to introduce the Microsoft 365 Business plan. Nope, it’s not a re-name of Office 365 Business. 😊

Microsoft 365 Business is an integrated solution, bringing together the best-in-class productivity of Office 365 with advanced security and device management capabilities to help safeguard your business. It is a consolidated offering of Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS).

A common question I get is: With M365, do I still need to purchase the Windows 10 license when I purchase a new computer? Well, the answer is: Yes! M365 gives you the rights to upgrade from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro. So, your existing computers must already be installed with Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 Pro before you can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro with M365.

The diagram below shows the capabilities that come with Microsoft 365 Business. I have categorized them into five pillars – Productivity, Security, Device Management, Data Insights and Modern Business Apps. The importance of each pillar varies from organization to organization. Depending on your organization’s needs, you may enable the capabilities accordingly.

As you enable each capability, it is crucial to consider your end users’ experience and plan for a smooth adoption journey. Gill Technologies provides O365 Workshops and End User Adoption Services to help organizations develop their O365 roadmap and guide them through the implementations.

Let’s take a look at the full list of features that come with Microsoft 365 Business...

  1. Get Office apps on 5 tablets and 5 phones

  • Office apps include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook

  1. Get Office apps that you can install on your desktop and access from the web

  • Office apps include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher (PC only) and Access (PC only)

  1. Get 1TB of personal files storage per licensed user

  • Microsoft Product: OneDrive for Business

  1. Get enterprise-grade email (50GB), calendar and contact

  • Microsoft Product: Exchange Online

  1. Get the ability to make online meetings (instant messaging, audio & video chat & conferencing)

  • Microsoft Product: Skype for Business Online

  1. Get a chat-based work space and collaboration hub that contains all your conversations, files, documents, meetings and ideas, basically everything that's related to a project can be found together in one place.

  1. Get an online appointment scheduling tool which you can embed anywhere - on your website, social media, email, etc.

  • Microsoft Product: Microsoft Bookings

  1. Protect your business from phishing attacks, unsafe attachments & suspicious links.

  1. Prevent sensitive information from being printed, forwarded, or copied by unauthorized people.

  • Microsoft Product: Azure Information Protection

  1. Protect your company data on BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Devices) mobile devices

  • Microsoft Product: M365 Admin Center, Intune

  1. Get Preservation, Compliance & Archiving capabilities with continuous data backup that is accessible anytime and anywhere.

  • Microsoft Product: Data Loss Prevention, Exchange Online Archiving

  1. Securely manage iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS devices

  • Microsoft Product: M365 Admin Center, Intune

  1. Enjoy the ease of self-service PC deployment

  • Microsoft Product: Windows AutoPilot

  1. Get simplified controls to manage Windows 10 Pro PCs

  • Microsoft Product: M365 Admin Center, Windows 10 Pro

  1. Get upgraded to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 7, 8 or and 8.1 Pro.

  • Microsoft Product: Windows 10 Pro

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