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Malka Wijegooneratne
Software Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Reliable, stable, and great for business processes

Pros and Cons

  • "Overall, I have found it to be a good, reliable product."
  • "I have used the normal Excel Microsoft 365 worksheets. When it goes to macro running then 365 is not that user-friendly."

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution for normal business work. 

What is most valuable?

The solution is mostly good for business-related tasks. 

Overall, I have found it to be a good, reliable product.

The product has been stable over the years.

It's pretty good for creating reports.

What needs improvement?

I have used the normal Excel Microsoft 365 worksheets. When it goes to macro running then 365 is not that user-friendly.

I cannot speak to any current features and what might be missing.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for about five years at this point. It's been a while.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is very good. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable and the performance has been good for us.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't have any experience using technical support. I cannot say how helpful or responsive they are. I've never tried to contact them. 

What other advice do I have?

I'm just a customer and end-user. I'm not a reseller and don't have a business relationship with Microsoft.

I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. I have been pleased with the product's capabilities and enjoy using it for work.

I would recommend it to colleagues and other companies. 

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Manager, BI & Analytics at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use with a lot of wonderful features and good stability and scalability

What is our primary use case?

I am just using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. I download it onto my PC and use it.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use. It has a lot of wonderful features. 

What needs improvement?

The only thing that I don't like about it is the price. Its price should be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using it for quite a few years. It has been seven or eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I never contacted their support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I haven't used any other solution.

How was the initial setup?

It is…

What is our primary use case?

I am just using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. I download it onto my PC and use it.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use. It has a lot of wonderful features. 

What needs improvement?

The only thing that I don't like about it is the price. Its price should be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using it for quite a few years. It has been seven or eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I never contacted their support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I haven't used any other solution.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to install. It takes a little less than half an hour.

What about the implementation team?

We can do it ourselves.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Currently, my office pays for it, but if you want to get a license of your own, it is a bit pricey. It should be cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. It is a good solution. I would rate it a nine out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Chief Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Uses a standard file format, simple to use and deploy, and has reasonable support

What is our primary use case?

We use Microsoft 365 Business for business applications, such as PowerPoint, Exel, Word, and Outlook.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution, in my opinion, is its simplicity. It is a standard file format that is simple to deploy and exchange files with other users.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft 365 Business for a year. It's fairly new. We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 80 people in our organization who use this solution.

How are customer service and support?

I personally have not contacted technical support. The backend team may have reached out to the support team.

How was the initial setup?

As a cloud-based…

What is our primary use case?

We use Microsoft 365 Business for business applications, such as PowerPoint, Exel, Word, and Outlook.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution, in my opinion, is its simplicity. It is a standard file format that is simple to deploy and exchange files with other users.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft 365 Business for a year. It's fairly new.

We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 80 people in our organization who use this solution.

How are customer service and support?

I personally have not contacted technical support. The backend team may have reached out to the support team.

How was the initial setup?

As a cloud-based solution, the installation process is quite straightforward.

Similar to the OS, you can spend a couple of days doing the front end, and for each machine, it takes a few hours.

What about the implementation team?

We have a backend team to deploy and maintain this solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is something they could improve in general.

Licensing fees are paid annually.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I am very happy with the product.

I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a ten out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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IT Operations Section Head at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Allows our team to work together regardless of location

What is our primary use case?

We mainly use this solution for video conferencing on Microsoft Teams. We also use SharePoint quite a bit — for email.  Within our organization, there are roughly 1,350 employees using this solution. Currently, we have a team of four technical engineers that take care of all maintenance-related issues. 

What is most valuable?

I appreciate the mobility of this solution. We started using it due to the pandemic. Once COVID-19 hit, we began working from home. 

What needs improvement?

I suppose it could be more secure; every solution could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

We just migrated over to Microsoft 365 Business last year. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is very scalable. 

How

What is our primary use case?

We mainly use this solution for video conferencing on Microsoft Teams. We also use SharePoint quite a bit — for email. 

Within our organization, there are roughly 1,350 employees using this solution. Currently, we have a team of four technical engineers that take care of all maintenance-related issues. 

What is most valuable?

I appreciate the mobility of this solution. We started using it due to the pandemic. Once COVID-19 hit, we began working from home. 

What needs improvement?

I suppose it could be more secure; every solution could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

We just migrated over to Microsoft 365 Business last year. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is very scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We are very satisfied with the technical support. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation was very straightforward. All that was required was a one-time installation. It took roughly one month to get everyone up and running.

What about the implementation team?

We installed this solution on our own, although, Microsoft technical support helped. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licenses could be cheaper. Right now, we're on a yearly subscription. 

What other advice do I have?

I would absolutely recommend this solution to others. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give it a rating of nine. 

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KA
Office Manager at Agattu Trading 174 Pty Ltd
Real User
Top 20
Helpful for team collaboration, email, and generating quotes

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature for us is Microsoft Teams."
  • "The pricing for this solution could be improved."

What is our primary use case?

We do not have a central location for our employees and everybody works from home.

I use this solution for things like email and generating quotes for customers.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is Microsoft Teams. It replaces Skype where you can speak to one another and you can set tasks. We have found it really helpful.

What needs improvement?

The pricing for this solution could be improved. We get caught by the exchange rates in South Africa.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five or six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable. It just works.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable solution.

We have ten users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never had to speak with the technical support for this solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Compared to buying a license, it is much cheaper and a good buy.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I recommend.

I have not yet set it up so the messaging can be sent to my mobile phone, but this is something I know can be done because our technical people have done it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
NM
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
A stable and scalable solution which is easy to install and deploy

What is our primary use case?

We always use the latest version.  We use the solution for SharePoint, documents and email.

What needs improvement?

The OneDrive part could be more user-friendly, because many people want to use it. The sharing of the documents, such as files, should be addressed in respect of using a personal user. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Microsoft 365 Business for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is easy to expand to accommodate multiple users. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have an internal tech support team that helps us with issues that arise. 

Which solution did I use

What is our primary use case?

We always use the latest version. 

We use the solution for SharePoint, documents and email.

What needs improvement?

The OneDrive part could be more user-friendly, because many people want to use it. The sharing of the documents, such as files, should be addressed in respect of using a personal user. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Microsoft 365 Business for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is easy to expand to accommodate multiple users. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have an internal tech support team that helps us with issues that arise. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Our cloud solution was with Microsoft.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is convenient and they handled it for us from the office. 

The installation and deployment are easy to undertake, as we already have a Microsoft package. This comes with Teams, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The organization is responsible for the license. 

What other advice do I have?

I believe we have around 10,000 users.

I would definitely recommend the solution to others. 

I rate Microsoft 365 Business as a nine or nine-point-five out of ten.

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IT Manager at Yayasan Darul Quran Mulia
Real User
Top 5
A multi-purpose, integrated solution with Teams as the best feature

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is for Microsoft Teams. We are customers of Microsoft.

What is most valuable?

Teams is the most valuable feature of 365 and I also appreciate that the solution is able to provide many different features such as cloud, OneDrive, Office, emails, etc. 

What needs improvement?

UINUX for Microsoft 10 is so heavy for our users. For my students and staff it's sometimes slow to access the application, there are connectivity issues. I think Microsoft needs to make a light version for UINUX. I'd like to see an engine included. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for six months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution. 

What do I think

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is for Microsoft Teams. We are customers of Microsoft.

What is most valuable?

Teams is the most valuable feature of 365 and I also appreciate that the solution is able to provide many different features such as cloud, OneDrive, Office, emails, etc. 

What needs improvement?

UINUX for Microsoft 10 is so heavy for our users. For my students and staff it's sometimes slow to access the application, there are connectivity issues. I think Microsoft needs to make a light version for UINUX. I'd like to see an engine included. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for six months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable - we have around 2,000 users in our company.

How are customer service and technical support?

We initially look on the internet to solve any problems and if we can't solve the issue we contact customer service. They provide good support. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. 

I rate this solution an eight out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
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AK
Technical Lead at FD
MSP
Top 5
Easy to use, facilitates collaboration quickly, and helps improve teamwork

Pros and Cons

  • "The user interface is good and it is very easy to use."
  • "The integration with other platforms could be improved."

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution primarily for email communication. We also use it to write documentation.

How has it helped my organization?

Being linked with Microsoft 365 it's very helpful.

What is most valuable?

The user interface is good and it is very easy to use.

As it is a cloud-based deployment, we don't need to have any particular application on the computer, and we don't need to download it. This means that our data and our computers are safe.

All of our work is stored on the cloud and it's easily shareable. This makes teamwork and collaboration very quick and easy.

The security is good, which is why many organizations are using it.

What needs improvement?

The integration with other platforms could be improved.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product that is used across the organization. We have almost 1,000 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

We contact our internal support team for help, rather than speak with Microsoft directly.

What about the implementation team?

We have an in-house team that supports it.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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