Migrating to Microsoft Office 365

Being able to access Microsoft Office 365 software, particularly Exchange emails over the internet instead of having to be at your desktop or via a dedicated company remote access server has many advantages.

For one, all you need is an internet-enabled device — desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone — and an Internet connection or phone coverage. Because the software is running in a Microsoft data center, users simply connect to the Internet to access their stored emails, software and documents.

This means that all emails and any other documents that have been created using Microsoft Office software can be easily accessed to be read, updated and emailed by any authorised user at home, in the office or on the go.

You also get access to a few programs you might not expect.  Along with the usual Microsoft Office suite, you also have full use of Lync allowing you to connect with other Lync users via instant messaging, voice calls and video calls.  Publisher and Yammer are also included to give you even more functionality.

Additionally, all employees will be working on the latest software editions as all updates will be applied by the Microsoft Data Centre as part of the user licence fee. This also means users will encounter fewer problems trying to open documents created in different software versions or formats; something that an in-house server can often struggle to do.

In summary, migrating to Microsoft Office 365 offers the following benefits:

  • An Microsoft Office 365 software platform which new users can be quickly added and is easily scalable to support future growth or consolidation
  • Remote workers enjoy a seamless experience when accessing emails or working on Microsoft Office documents
  • Cost saving – servers that supported remote access working and Microsoft Exchange can be decommissioned
  • All users can adopt the same version of Microsoft Office applications across the entire company allowing for standardised working and legal compliance

If you would like to discuss the benefits of using Pyranet to migrate to Microsoft Office 365 or any of the other services mentioned, please contact us.

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