Microsoft 365 Business Valuable Features

Danilo Jumá
Director Comercial at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
With Office, the interface is now more user-friendly than the previous versions of Microsoft Office. The functionality and ability to work offline are also great. There are more helpful tools in the interfacer now. For example, if you are working with Excel and you are typing a formula, Office 365 gives you tips as you work if you do something wrong. It will identify what is wrong and then you can apply the corrections. Things like that make the product more intuitive and helpful. The previous version did not have that kind of help to this extent. So, the most valuable features are the ability to work offline, the ability to have tips when writing formulas, and the improved more user-friendly interface. I believe one thing I enjoy more about the experience of using the product is that it now the basic features that I use most frequently are easier to find, access, and manage. This helps to make my work easier and speed up productivity. View full review »
reviewer1408488
Project Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Microsoft 365 Business is a really good product. Microsoft provides many solutions like Microsoft Teams, which is useful for Team utilization across the globe, especially in this COVID 19 kind of scenario. If you enable the enhanced security in Microsoft Teams by using the given options, you can eliminate the third-party solutions like WhatsApp, Telegram. You can easily share your communication, which is much better. You can also collaborate. For example, instead of creating an Excel sheet on your local PC and sending it across to someone over email, you can just share it. SharePoint is one of the best tools to be implemented. View full review »
Justine Rowland
Business Intelligence Specialist at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
I like that the standard solution is easy and intuitive. It's worth taking the time to go and poke around all the other apps, though. There are rules of engagement that are important to know and it can be overwhelming at first if you're never been a Sysadmin. The Apps within the solution provide different business functions so you don't have to hire anyone - you can actually do most of it yourself. It's a huge cost saving for a small business and with the subscription, it's actually much cheaper than buying the products outright, as you would have had to do in the past. You can get everything you need for a reasonable price e.g. if you wanted, say, five features/ functionality you'd pay between $100 and $1000 for each, potentially spending close to $5000 once off but then next year arrives and you need to buy the next version and again you're spending precious funds. Instead, with subscription plans, you get between ~20 features/ functions. My plan, plus the add-on Apps costs my business $12.50x2 + $30 +$9.99 per month = $780 annually - the key is TODAY'S cash stays in my pocket. You have to buy licenses for everything, but the pricing structure is very competitive. From a small business perspective, there's lots of advantages to going with 365, because not only are you getting the standard tool set to actually just run a standard business, but you're getting add-on Apps/features that open up opportunities that you might not have thought of and... the realization that you don't have to pay another entity because you can do it yourself e.g. sway and bookings View full review »
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Imad Awwad
Group IT Manager For ME Region at Malia Group
These are the main things that help the business collaborate. * At the same time, you can share files, you can send emails on the spot, and you can also assign meetings on the spot. * You can have conference calls with different parties using video and voice. It saves a lot of time. When opening a new business, you need the main server, file sharing, and you need to secure them. Not only to have them there on-site or on-premises, you need to have them backed up, and archived. So rather than going for a new place, with a new Internet, we go to Cloud and it will provide everything that we need. You're not restricted to a certain place or certain country. You can work from any place on Earth, from any device, without having your laptop. This is one of the main factors, and that it is secured. This is also a big advantage. They have already made some improvements to the interface and dashboards that have made a positive impact. View full review »
Marty Rizzo
President at Northcoast Research
The two biggest value adds of the solution are having the ability to outsource the email and not having to manage the email server. It's just seamless. Having the most current versions all around and having things updating frequently by themselves ensures that everybody's got access to the same software. In the past, we had a lot of problems with who was updated and so forth. It eliminates that problem and allows us to put it on multiple devices. It's a pretty good offering from that respect. View full review »
Calvin David
Director - Digitization at KYC Technologies Botswana
The most valuable features are that it is quite robust and is a collaborative model. For example, if I have opened a file in Word or Excel, every member of the organization who is logged in with their accounts at that same time can collaborate on the same document. We don't have to create multiple copies. I like auto-server mode and the fact that you can unify them under one platform. The fact that they are able to save directly to cloud storage and collaborate is something that is helpful. View full review »
reviewer1374315
Manager, IT Special Projects at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
We use Sharepoint a lot. It's excellent. The fact that it's on the cloud is helpful. It gives us great access. We use the databases within Microsoft to run our applications, and it's excellent for that. It's great that one user can log onto many different devices. View full review »
Alex Broder
Product Manager at RAD Data Communications
Teams is also a part of the Office 365 suite from Microsoft that I was actually using separately from Office before we moved to the Office 365 product. View full review »
JohnMcKenzie
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The Office software is the most valuable aspect of this solution. The flexibility of having a subscription for the Office software, rather than having any upfront costs is the best part of this solution. The ability to add or remove licenses at the drop of a hat when someone new starts or leaves the business is another valuable feature. View full review »
DennisMartens
Director of Strategic Sourcing at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature in this product is that it allows for fairly high productivity without the requirements for bespoke (i.e., custom made) tools. Microsoft 365 is like a Swiss army knife. You can do pretty much everything you need for a company with it all in one compatible package without deploying multiple solutions. View full review »
Julio Alberto Avila Bouyon
Project Manager at Atelier Visual C.A
* From my personal use, I have found using OneNote indispensable, very often I use it during the day for important reminders and scheduled tasks. Its latest versions have greatly improved its efficiency and usefulness at the fact of being able to insert images into the notes. * Skype is also very useful for making video calls to architects who are on site for urgent adjustments. View full review »
Ayman Said
Deputy IT Manager at ICAPP (Americana Group)
The good feature with the cloud is that you can access Microsoft Office from anywhere. It's integrated with Outlook, so you can edit a file in Excel, Word, or any other application and just attach it in the mail. It makes the business easier. View full review »
Lucas Lira
Business Contact Center at Aloo Telecom
* Share our desktops and computers for remote troubleshooting * The ability to have your documents saved in the cloud for extra protection against computer crashes * The ease of using different applications like Excel and Word. They are very easy to use. View full review »
reviewer1109889
Consultant
What was most valuable for me was how simple this solution is to start using. View full review »
Sayed Qurany Ali
Senior System Administrator at a real estate/law firm
This solution has everything. It has file storage, file sharing, a provisioning box, and a SharePoint profile for each user. It's useable, available, and you can connect to it from anywhere. Also, I have storage and I can access my email. View full review »
reviewer1384056
Senior Network & Security Infrastructure Engineer at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Microsoft 365 Business is easy to use, everything is clear, it has good support, and it integrates well with other solutions. Everything is easy with Microsoft. View full review »
KerryAllan
Office Manager at Agattu Trading 174 Pty Ltd
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. View full review »
reviewer1024407
CEO at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
The Power BI environment and the integration between Power BI and SQL are the solution's most valuable features. The integration between products is great. View full review »
reviewer917223
Cloud Solution Specialist at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is Microsoft Teams. View full review »
reviewer1018539
IT with 1-10 employees
Installing on multiple devices/platforms. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Microsoft 365 Business. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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