Benefits of Microsoft 365

In today’s world, the words technology and security go hand in hand. Microsoft bundles a compilation of apps and services that provide businesses with the tools to boost performance and organize workflows. Additionally, Microsoft 365 features enhance security and compliance with regulations.

Benefits of Microsoft 365

BY Anthony Latham |July 24, 2023|BLOG

Microsoft 365 

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-powered productivity platform. With a subscription to Microsoft 365, you can get: 

  • The latest productivity apps, such as Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and more. 
  • The ability to install on PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones. 
  • 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage per user. 
  • Feature updates and upgrades. 

What’s included with Microsoft 365? 

Microsoft 365 includes the main applications below:  

  • Microsoft Apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Access (PC only) 
  • Email and calendar: Outlook, Exchange Online, Microsoft Bookings, Office Delve 
  • Meetings and voice: Teams 
  • Social and intranet: SharePoint Online, Viva Engage 
  • Files and content: Microsoft OneDrive for work, Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Sway 
  • Work management: Power Apps for Microsoft 365, Power Automate for Microsoft 365, Power Virtual Agents for Teams, Microsoft Forms, Microsoft Planner,  
  • Advanced analytics: MyAnalytics, Power BI  
  • Device and app management: Microsoft Graph API, Group Policy Support, Shared computer activation 
  • Threat protection: Microsoft Defender for Microsoft 365 
  • Information protection; Azure Information Protection, Office 365 Cloud App Security 
  • Advanced compliance: eDiscovery, Archiving and Mailbox Hold, Office 365 Advanced Compliance 

The security benefits of Microsoft 365 

For businesses, it’s important to securely store business data while also making that data accessible to employees. The key security features included with Microsoft 365 are: 

  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection 
  • Azure Information Protection P1 
  • Intune 
  • Data Loss Protection 

These features protect against threats such as hackers, phishing emails, malware, and can help prevent sensitive client information from leaving the business. 

Microsoft 365 provides three levels of security: 

  • Threat protection: Your business will have protection for common external threats (i.e., spam, phishing emails, and malware), while also having cutting-edge defense for more sophisticated threats (i.e., zero-day ransomware). 
  • Data leak protection. Microsoft 365 prevents any sensitive data from leaving your environment, which can help ease any doubt with a remote workforce. 
  • Control data access. Microsoft 365 allows you to apply restrictions (i.e., ‘do not copy’ or ‘do not forward’) to certain information. You can also remotely wipe data from lost or stolen devices. 

Security is no longer an option; it is a business requirement and should be added to all operating budgets. Microsoft has helped in providing a security platform that businesses can trust and utilize. 

If you are interested in hearing more about the benefits of Microsoft 365, reach out to Anthony Latham, Director of Solutions Architecture, at (877) 678-8080. 

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