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Value and Depth Microsoft 365

The Value and Depth of Microsoft 365

Our lives in the modern world are dominated by technology – and helping this domination grow over the last three decades has been Microsoft 365, formerly Microsoft Office. 365 is the world’s most popular software suite and is used by an astonishing 1.5 billion people worldwide.

Practically everyone that has used a computer at some point over the last three decades has used – or at the very least come in contact with – the core Microsoft applications, which are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, for example. We’ve all sent emails or took a call on Skype throughout the pandemic.

This suite provides a way for millions of businesses to communicate, create documents, and keep their businesses functioning well. But 365 has so much more to offer than these core elements, particularly since Office 365 was released.

So, for those that aren’t familiar with Microsoft 365, let’s go back to basics. We’re going to answer some of the most common questions that users have.


Who uses Microsoft 365 for Business, and why?

Its influence now affects us all, over a billion people use Microsoft products worldwide. But, over the years, 365 has developed to be aimed at business or school use – solo users at home will still see benefits, of course, but the main influence it has is on the business world. 365 offers a great deal more than word processing and spreadsheet editing.

Of course, its core apps are relatively the same as they were – they perform everyday tasks like managing data, creating documents, and communicating information – but, as we said, Office has evolved into 365, and is now a large ecosystem of tools that live off of one another. Some features are only beneficial when paired with another, and these partnerships allow businesses to integrate their entire system to work in the most productive and efficient way possible. The latest developments involving business process automation and the ability to cater those intelligent tools to do your bidding have allowed businesses of all sizes to reap the benefits.

Microsoft 365 provides a platform to build a recognizable brand image and to market that image. As we said, all apps and services are connected, both to each other and to the wider web, facilitating teamwork, saving employees time and enabling them to work better together through tools such as team chat, online meetings, co-authoring and sharing files, and group emails. With subscription you have cloud storage and mobile apps in the Office 365 suite as standard, which allows organizations to work whenever they like from wherever they like, with full access to content, conversations, and tasks that relate to the business, from any device.

In the following article, we will explore the triage of tools in the Microsoft suite in the hope that we can enlighten you to the value of getting a subscription, as well as the things that Microsoft makes possible.


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