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Why Office 365? Top 10 Reasons

office 365Microsoft® Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping to save time and money and to free valuable resources.

Gain access virtually anywhere

Office 365 helps you work from virtually anywhere on nearly any device – PC, Mac, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. Working remotely means anywhere access to the information you need with the most consistent and secure experience. When you are not in the office, you can access your inbox with Outlook Web App, view and edit documents with Office Web App or join an online meeting with Lync™ Web App.

99.9% availability, financially-backed guarantee

With Office 365, your mail, documents and services are available when you need them. Delivered from a global network of state-of-the-art data centres protected by multiple layers of security and a strict privacy policy, Office 365 includes a financially-backed Service Level Agreement for guaranteed 99.9% scheduled uptime.

Reduce cost and provide flexibility

Office 365 can provide your business with predictable annual costs for using communications, collaboration, and productivity tools. In addition, it can help you significantly reduce costs and effort spent deploying and managing on-premise servers.

Enterprise security

With Office 365, your data is protected by the highest standard of physical and digital security. Microsoft Exchange Online has built-in anti-virus and spam filtering protection that address new virus and spam threats – known and unknown – as soon as they appear. Help safeguard your data with enterprise-grade reliability, continuous data back-up, disaster recovery capabilities and a strict privacy policy. Run your email on geographically redundant servers maintained by Microsoft. Office 365 is also designed to help you meet certain regulatory requirements.

Keep it in control

Through the Office 365 management site, IT stays in control.Patches, updates and back-end upgrades are automatically applied while you retain control over when to deploy major changes. You can delegate authority for specific administrative tasks through Role-Based Access Controls.

Minimize the learning curve

Your people can become productive right away using familiar Office tools that integrate with Office 365 without requiring complicated setup or configuration.

Find an agreement that fits your needs

Office 365 is available in a variety of contracts to meet your businesses and IT needs. Each one has the same 99.9% uptime guarantee and the robust security you expect from Microsoft.

Exceptional email, collaboration and online meeting solutions

Office 365 provides exceptional email, collaboration and online meeting solutions. Your people can simultaneously edit documents with their colleagues and easily escalate collaboration into an online meeting.

Help on-premise and online users work seamlessly

Even if some of your users’ mailboxes are on premise and others are in the cloud, Exchange Online provides rich coexistence that allows them to function as a single, integrated architecture. Features such as Free/Busy information, MailTips, mailbox search, message tracking and archiving are available to both cloud and on-premise users. So collaboration is seamless regardless of whether a user’s mailbox resides on-premise or in the cloud.

Receive 24/7 support

Microsoft is proud to provide Office 365 subscribers with global IT support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your service administrators can create support tickets any time or call any worldwide support center.

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